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Veterinary Assistant Program

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CourseGraphic Become a veterinary assistant in just a few months! This 60-hour program will provide an overview and entry level training for the veterinary assistant profession. Learn basic animal care principles and techniques, safety procedures and state/federal guidelines.
Topics include
• Basic anatomy and physiology
• Basic radiology
• Small animal breeds
• Animal nutrition
• Parasite control
• Record keeping and veterinary office procedures
• Client relations and communications
• Career readiness class on 10/27
Veterinary medical terminology, hospital patient care, and reception skills will also be covered. Students will learn lab skills and surgical assisting appropriate to the veterinary assistant level. This class is entry level and specifically NOT veterinary technician training, which requires a two-year degree program. Students must purchase Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications by Beth Vanhorn and Robert Clark and Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals by C.C. Sheldon, James Topel and Teresa Sonstagen (available on prior to the first class session.

Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus

MultipleInstructor :
1.Rosie Davis2.Ellen Teneriello 



Please read:  Students must purchase "Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications" by Beth Vanhorn and Robert Clark AND "Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals" by C.C. Sheldon, James Topel and Teresa Sonstagen (available on prior to the first class session.Externship: We strongly recommend a minimum of 80 externship hours at the conclusion of the training (this is required for anyone receiving funding from an outside organization).



Registration Closes On
Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/10/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2018 - 11/17/2018 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Oceanside, MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus  Map, Room: Room 4526 Ellen Teneriello  ; Rosie Davis