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Veterinary Assistant

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Veterinary Assistant. Your training will include proper animal handling skills, medical terminology, sanitation, handling and administration of medications, animal first-aid, x-rays, and surgical procedures.

Here’s an overview of all of the custom learning materials and bonus items you’ll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Who Takes Care of Animals?
  2. Proper Handling and Restraint of Animals
  3. Emergency Procedures in Animal Healthcare
  4. Physical Examination of Animal Patients
  5. Bandaging and Wound Dressing
  6. Grooming, Manicuring and Bathing

Unit 2


  1. Animal Terminology
  2. Medical Terminology
  3. Sanitation in the Animal Health Facility
  4. Basic Anatomical Terminology and the Skeletal System
  5. The Circulatory and Respiratory System
  6. The Digestive System

Unit 3


  1. The Genitourinary System
  2. The Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  3. How the Body Works in Animals and Man
  4. Basic Facts About Matter and Measurements
  5. Handling Drugs and Medicines
  6. Immunity and Vaccination

Unit 4


  1. Exotic Animals: Their Care and Handling
  2. Disease-Causing Organisms
  3. Disease Conditions
  4. Animal Laws and Regulations
  5. X-ray for Animals
  6. Surgical Operations in the Animal Hospital
  7. Preparing the Surgery
  8. Assisting the Veterinary Surgeon
  9. Postoperative Procedures

Unit 5


  1. Anesthesia for Animals
  2. Giving Medicine to Animals
  3. Parasites that Infest Animals
  4. Laboratory Examinations
  5. Quarantine and Control
  6. Dental Care
  7. Animal Feeding and Diets
  8. Poisonous Reptiles, Insects and Plants
  9. Large Animal Care

Additional Course Materials*

  • Animal Science Flashcards
  • Animal Anatomy
  • Animal Anatomy Flashcards
  • Animal First Aid Reference Card
  • Animal Science Terminology CD
  • Horses, Horses, Horses Supplement
  • Career Starter Guide

*Additional course materials will be delivered to you throughout the program.


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