Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Medical/Healthcare/Pharma
Function : Medical
Trainer name : Jeff Grognet
Duration : 170 Hours
Difficulty : Medium
About the course
You’ll first study the major organ systems that you’ll need to know about as a veterinary assistant. Next, you’ll move to front office duties so you can see how to work with clients and handle medical records. You'll also delve into the communication skills that come in handy for the assistant.
Then the program moves to the area you're probably most interested in—the back of the hospital. You’ll see how to restrain animals for procedures, take their vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration rate), trim their nails, and properly bathe them. You'll also gain the expertise you need to educate clients about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication.
The program also shows you how you can be an asset during surgery and dental procedures by monitoring heart rate and breathing, passing instruments to the surgeon, and charting teeth. You’ll learn how to prepare prescriptions, take blood samples, perform laboratory tests, and take radiographs. The program concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you'll see how to create an effective resume, advance your skills, and develop strong interview skills. Upon passing this program, you’ll have the credentials and knowledge to be a valued team member in a veterinary hospital.
Upon completion of the ed2go Veterinary Assistant Program, you'll:
Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.
This program is compatible with Windows, Mac, and a variety of browsers and browser versions. You will need Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. You will need an Internet connection (high-speed is recommended) and email capability.
Your tuition for this program includes this textbook:
This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals. A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended but not essential.
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