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Veterinary Assistant (VET.S.STC)

  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Veterinary Technology
This certificate program will prepare the student to work within the veterinary hospital, assisting the veterinary technician (nurse) and veterinarian (doctor) with animal care by learning and practicing professionalism, client service, animal behavior and restraint, medical assisting, laboratory protocols and collection and preparation of samples, surgical suite care and preparation of animals, and anesthetic monitoring for the stable patient. Students will be offered the opportunity to become Fear Free (R) certified during this program. This certificate will focus on the care of small animals (dogs and cats), but students interested in large animal or exotic animal care may be able to be placed in a suitable clinic in which to gain that experience. Note: All courses in this certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Program Accreditation

The department is seeking accreditation through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).