Veterinary Assistant Certificate
Turn your love of animals into a lucrative career.
Veterinary Assistants are an important part of the veterinary medical team. Working with veterinarians and veterinarian technicians, they help provide medical care to sick and injured animals. This certificate program can help you enter the field or advance your career if you already work as a veterinary assistant or laboratory animal caretaker in a private practice, animal shelter or control facility. Topics covered include communicating effectively with clients and co-workers in the clinic setting, ethics in veterinary medicine, basic animal handling, critical thinking when dealing with animals, veterinary clerical responsibilities, diagnostics, pharmacy, patient treatment, and an overview of surgery, anesthesia and emergency care.
Harper College is proud to be one of a handful of schools approved by The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
As a graduate from the Harper program, you will be eligible to take the national Approved Veterinary Assistant test to gain the AVA designation and be recognized for your educational accomplishment.
- Introduction to Veterinary Assistant, LCE 0006
- Veterinary Assistant, LCE 8006
- High school diploma or GED
- Minimum age of 18
- Pass a criminal background check
- Proof of current health insurance
- Pass a random drug screen
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