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Learn skills to work in the animal care field. As trained Veterinary Assistants, students will support vet technicians and vets in a variety of inpatient and outpatient activities. The program consists of four noncredit courses that include supervised clinical practicum hours completed outside of the classroom. Certificate of completion awarded for successful completion of the program. Prior approval from program coordinator required to register.
PREREQUISITES: College Placement Test for Reading Comprehension and Arithmetic, High School (or equivalent) Graduate, Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach, 18 years of age
COURSE SEQUENCE: Veterinary Assistant Training I, Veterinary Assistant Training II, Veterinary Assistant Training III, Veterinary Assistant Training IV
Veterinary Assistant Training uses live animals for teaching purposes. Chesapeake College takes all necessary safety precautions when students interact with live animals, however, the potential exists for students to be bitten, scratched or injured by an animal while participating in this training. Chesapeake College makes no representation concerning any animal’s exposure to rabies or other diseases and does not provide medical insurance or worker’s compensation for any injuries suffered while participating in this program. Students are required to show proof of medical insurance.
Financial assistance may be available through the Deferred Payment Plan. For more information, visit www.chesapeake.edu/ecashier/. For more information, contact CEHealthcare@chesapeake.edu.
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VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING I
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of veterinary medicine and the outpatient systems and exam room procedures for veterinary assistants and people starting entry-level careers in veterinary hospitals. Topics include: overview of the field of veterinary science, office procedures and client relations, cell make-up and exam room procedures. Clinical shirt and clinical book are included, students are required to purchase course textbook. Due to COVID-19, this course will be in a hybrid format.
Course fee $185. (Tuition: In-county $165, Out-of-county $170, Out-of-state $175)
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VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING II
This course is designed to provide an overview of anatomy, laboratory procedures, drug therapy, and radiology procedures. Topics include: types of laboratory tests, microscope, drugs and radiology. Due to COVID-19, this course will be in a hybrid format.
Course fee $135. (Tuition: In-county $115, Out-of-county $120, Out-of-state $125)
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VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING III
This course is designed to provide information on in-patient care and treatment and clinical procedures. Topics include: IV catheterization, patient restraint, medications, nutrition, physical therapy, nail trims, bathing, enemas, and urine samples. Due to COVID-19, this course will be in a hybrid format.
Course fee $130. (Tuition: In-county $135, Out-of-county $140, Out-of-state $145)
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VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING IV
This course is designed to provide an overview of surgical preparation, regulations and emergency room procedures. Topics include: in-house laboratory procedures, surgical materials, operating room conduct and asepsis, surgery log, post-surgical clean-up, emergency room protocols and equipment. Due to COVID-19, this course will be in a hybrid format.
Course fee $160. (Tuition: In-county $135, Out-of-county $140, Out-of-state $145)
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