: This course, offered by our accredited school partners, consists of the following modules:
The Veterinary Assistant course prepares students for a new career in the field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This course also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintaining an efficient front office. This veterinary assisting course is a vital asset to the student who wishes to work in this exciting and rewarding career field.
Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant
Becoming a Veterinary Assistant can be a rewarding career in which you have the potential to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. This course provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine and the overall day to day operations in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be introduced to basic skills such as maintaining medical records, pet health care such as grooming and dental practices, and potential diseases that affect animals. The field of veterinary medicine is constantly growing and the job outlook is increasing. By taking our course, you will gain valuable knowledge about the field and its many opportunities!
First Aid for Dogs and Cats
When your dog or cat is injured or sick, accurate assessment of the situation and quick treatment is vital to recovery. It is important to be prepared for even the most common injuries and have the necessary supplies available at all times. Our First Aid for Dogs and Cats course provides a comprehensive guide to keep your pet healthy. This course covers medications, proper dosages, common illnesses and injuries, such as burns, breathing problems, wound care and much more.
Workers in many industries are regularly exposed to infectious agents. In health care, workers should practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of disease to themselves and others. Workers in other industries, though, can also inadvertently spread disease to customers and patrons. This course discusses infection control techniques that help prevent others from being infected by diseases and illnesses.
Safe Lifting Practices
Every year, many workers suffer back injuries caused when they improperly lift and carry heavy loads. This can affect most every worker in any industry, from an officer worker moving a box of copy paper to a carpenter constructing a building. This course discusses several tactics to help workers properly lift and carry heavy loads.
In these modern times, hazardous chemicals and materials are everywhere. Almost every business and household regularly uses products that are potentially harmful to people if they are not used in accordance to manufacturer instructions. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that workers are aware of hazardous materials they will use or may come into contact with. This course is designed to give a general overview of hazardous material safety for typical, non-industrial workplaces and in the home.
Effective Professional Communications
Communication is a process of transferring information from one person to another. Communications is the cement that holds workplaces together and ensures that organizations are productive, profitable, and successful. People tend to think of communications as only the words they say or write, but it is so much more than that. Communications includes the environment it is used in, how words are said, non-verbal and cultural aspects, and how the communicator’s personality affects their style. To be an effective professional, workers should understand the various elements that make up communication.
Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description
: This program is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!Certification
: Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Assistant program, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Program Approval Number: 2842014-0.75-12686-dl (2.25 hours)
National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)Program Approval Number: 2842014-0.75-12686-dl (0.75 hours)
** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**
This program does not require any additional material.