The Veterinary Technical Assistant is a valued member of a veterinary practice team and works alongside veterinary professionals, Animal Health Technicians, and shelter staff in the small animal industry.
What will you learn?
In this program, you will learn the principles and procedures of the veterinary industry through a combination of classroom and hands-on work with small animals in our hospital setting. You will learn about veterinary equipment, instrumentation, patient preparation, and animal handling skills.
This is an entry level program that introduces students to the veterinary industry and animal care. In as little as four months you could receive a Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate.
Work confidently with small animals to provide care in a hospital setting
Understand basic veterinary terminology
Understand common medical and surgical procedures in veterinary medicine
Identify, care for and maintain veterinary equipment and instruments