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Become a Veterinary Assistant (Online)



Program Description

If you have ever considered a career as a veterinary assistant, you might have quite a few questions about what it is they do: What vaccinations do cats and dogs need? What is the best way to control fleas? What do you do if your dog has a cut? What is the best way to deal with an emergency situation involving a pet? This course answers these questions and more.

You will learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues. You will understand how to treat and prevent parasites, including roundworms and heartworms. You will even learn the facts of life, as it pertains to dogs and cats. You will explore current thoughts on spaying and neutering, how to deal with the very emotional issues of euthanasia, pet loss, and how best to assist clients in a time of need.

Program Delivery

Total hours – 24

This program is delivered through online learning and consists of reading, hands on assignments, knowledge quizzes and final exam.

Course Schedule

    • Option 1: Online, Self-guided, being anytime on or after April 1
    • Option 2: Online, Instructor-moderated, begins April 17
    • Option 3: Online, Instructor-moderated, begins May 15
    • Option 4: Online, Instructor-moderated, begins June 12

System Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

      • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

      • PC: Windows 8 or later.
      • PC: Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
      • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
      • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


      • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.



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