Course Description

Veterinary Assistant 1: Outpatient, Diagnostics and Pharmacy | Learn basic components of office and exam room protocols plus outpatient, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and radiographic procedures as performed by an entry-level veterinary assistant. CEUs issued. $639 includes $189 fee. Corequisite: CCS-534 Veterinary Assistant 2: Inpatient, Surgery and Emergency and OPA-354 Workforce Success Skills. Note: Call 410-777-2970 or 410-777-7387 prior to registration.

Learner Outcomes

Explain the role and responsibilities of the veterinary assistant in the hierarchy of a veterinary clinic, hospital or shelter; Recognize various career pathways in veterinary medicine, write a cover letter and resume, implement job search strategies and use appropriate interviewing techniques; Explain the proper use of a microscope and identify different types of parasites as well as explain different function tests used in the animal hospital laboratory; Identify the parts of a cell and the organ functions of the canine, feline and other small animals; Demonstrate proper small animal restraint methods, appropriate set up and cleaning of the exam room, the maintenance and classification of drugs and radiograph processing techniques.
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