Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant I

Registration closed; this course has already begun.

Veterinary Assistant II

Continuation of Veterinary Assistant I; available Spring 2015.

Students will learn how to assist the veterinarian or the veterinarian technician in their daily tasks. Students will learn proper handling and procedures for examination of pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury through practical training. Instruction includes legal, ethical and professional standards as well as nutrition basics for animal care. Also covered are hygiene and sterilization techniques used for laboratory and surgical equipment, as well as maintenance and management of a veterinary setting. This training is appropriate for those seeking employment in veterinary practices, laboratories, animal hospitals, shelters and clinics. Must have passing grades to receive a certificate of completion.

Start a Pet Sitting Business

Begins 3rd Wed. each month
Self-paced, online

In this course, you’ll master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You’ll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You’ll learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog. Next, you’ll discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. You’ll also explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care. To register call 978-630-9525.