Working to heal sick and injured animals is a rewarding career and World Education.net offers a nationally recognized program to prepare you for this profession in less than 6 months. We have instructor-led, 100% online courses that will teach you the skills necessary to work in a team caring for veterinary patients.
The Veterinary Assistant program prepares you to handle the daily administrative duties of the veterinary team. In learning medical terminology, we make a difficult task easy by employing a visual approach that helps readers to comprehend the root medical concepts. By apply critical thinking skills backed up with actual case studies, you will be able to demonstrate how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice.
In addition, you will learn:
The function and structure of systems of the body
Common anatomical terminology for various animals
Procedures performed on various systems of the body to treat injury and disease
The elements of the veterinary practice as a business
Strategies for managing client relations
- Common veterinary procedures, diseases, and treatments
Course Access Time
We offer open enrollment in which students can sign up for this certificate course at any time. Proceed as fast or slow as they want, but must complete the program in a maximum of 12 months. Extensions are available for a small fee if additional time is needed.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)
**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**
- Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications by Beth Vanhorn & Robert W. Clark