|Veterinary Assistants feed and bathe animals, administer medication as prescribed by the veterinarian, and assist the veterinary team with animal nursing techniques. Students learn how to do basic office procedures and how to provide large and small animal care including how to perform diagnostic procedures. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Upon completion of this course, students have experiences and skills necessary to become employed in a veterinary clinic or hospital.
CURRICULUM / HOURS
|Health Careers Core Curriculum
|Core Medical Terminology
|Veterinary Office Management Procedures
|Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
|Large and Small Animal Medicine
|Large and Small Animal Care
|Diagnostic Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant
|Surgical Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant
|Routine Duties in a Veterinary Clinic
|Principles of Pharmacology for the Veterinary Assistant
|Internship for Veterinary Assistants
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an international student organization for high school and adult students that promotes career opportunities in the healthcare industry to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides opportunities for students to enhance their personal and leadership qualities through individual and group projects and through skill competitions which are held on local, state, and national levels.