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Veterinary Assistant Program

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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 • Includes career readiness class on 4/28 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.


Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 10 sessions; starting 2/24/2018, ending 5/19/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 3/24/2018, 3/31/2018, 5/12/2018)

Tuition: $990.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus Location : 
  MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus.

Room :  Room 4526

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Rosie Davis  2.Ellen Teneriello 

Please read: Students must purchase "Veterinary Assisting ...More

Call 760-795-6820 to register

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