In part 1 of the veterinary assistant course series students will be introduced to veterinary office and hospital administrative procedures, communication and client relations. Students also learn Veterinary Pharmacy and Pharmacology , including filling medications, inventory control and vaccinations and Examination room procedures including small animal restraint, and basic clinical procedures to include, medical history documentation, vital signs recording, exam room grooming, dog and cat breed and gender recognition, basic nutritional requirements and topical medication application.
In part 2 of the veterinary assistant course series students will be introduced to small animal nursing safety and care procedures, surgical preparation and assisting, veterinary laboratory procedures and radiology and ultrasound imaging processes. Students learn about quality nursing techniques and practices, the surgical process, from instrument identification and preparation, anesthesia, pre/post op care, and emergency and critical care. Students are introduced to Laboratory procedures include blood, urine and fecal sample collection and testing procedures and technique. Students review the vet assistant’s role in imaging procedures, imaging safety, quality control, and equipment and image care and maintenance.