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Prepare for Vet’s Work with Veterinary Assistant Certification Online

A veterinary assistant certification online course will prepare you for working as a veterinary assistant. If you love animals this course is for you. This vet assistant online course, delivered by a qualified veterinarian and college instructor, will give students all the information needed to adequately prepare for veterinary hospital work.

These veterinary assistant online classes answer critical questions including:

  • What inoculation do family pets really need?
  • How often should these vaccinations be given?
  • What is the best means of flea control?
  • What action do you take to treat a dog with a cut?
  • How should you act when faced with an urgent situation involving a pet?

When you take our veterinary assistant classes online you will be taught about:

  • Pet nutrition and various other important health and safety issues
  • Parasite prevention including specific treatments for roundworms and heartworms
  • The facts of life, pertaining to cats and dogs
  • Up to date opinions on spaying and neutering
  • Dealing with the very emotional matters of euthanasia and pet loss
  • Assisting clients in times of need

Special veterinary assistant classes online targeting important facets of veterinary assistant duties are included in the course. These lessons will teach you what is required to distribute medications as directed by the vet. Critically, you will discover the secrets to interpreting the vet’s medical prescriptions that look like gibberish to the unskilled eye.

You will also gain an understanding of the potential hazards associated with working on a veterinary site. This critical information will help you to take action to guard against x-ray exposure, potential diseases borne by animals and the ever-present dangers of teeth and claws.

In recognition of the fact that veterinary hospitals are small businesses, the course carries vital business information. This course content will help you to understand the business of veterinary surgery. You will understand the important concepts of cash flow, marketing, and communication.

You will find this veterinary assistant certification online course valuable even if you are already working as a veterinary assistant. The course will help you to see the logic and thinking behind a veterinarian’s decision making. Pet owners will also find the course a valuable tool in helping to assess the quality of service provided by your current veterinary practice.

Quick Course Facts:

  • The course takes just the 6 weeks to complete
  • Just 4 hours study per week is needed
  • This online course is fully delivered online. It is always available and easily accessible using any computer or Smartphone
  • These veterinary assistant online courses are instructor led, allowing easy interaction between students and instructors
  • Learn from the comfort of your home or from work. Study at your own pace and in your own time
  • Course material is downloadable and can be printed or stored for later viewing
  • A certificate of completion will be awarded t students who successfully complete the course

How to study veterinary assistant certification online course?

An automated welcome email will be generated to you upon registration. The email will contain an essential course login details. In the event that the email is not received, please check your spam/junk email folders prior to contacting our help desk.

The online course is accessible 24/7 using any computer or smart mobile device. New vet assistant online courses start each month. Please choose your starting date when enrolling to allow us to make sure that we arrange the correct student/tutor ratio.

You will find the course easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Other Veterinary Courses

If you’re an animal lover who also loves medical science, browse through the range of veterinary courses available at Courses For Success today!

There are 12 units of study

History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction

In our first lesson, we'll start way back at the beginning—you'll learn how ancient veterinary medicine evolved into the modern-day practice that you're accustomed to. You'll also learn why a veterinary assistant is just as important to the success of the practice as the veterinarian. In the second component of this lesson, you'll learn all about dog and cat reproduction. You'll learn the normal hormonal cycles and breeding times, and then delve into the benefits of sterilization.

 Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats

In this lesson, you'll learn how vaccines protect against disease. And just as important, you'll learn why they sometimes fail. We'll take a close look at how often vaccines should be given, why they may be ill-advised, and why vaccinosis is so controversial.

 Parasites Infesting Pets and People

Today, we'll talk about the importance of parasites that can infest both pets and people. You'll see the worms that live in the intestines, and also get acquainted with heartworm, a nasty guy that lives in the arteries. We'll explore how parasites infect people, what they do, and how to prevent their invasion.

How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet; Prescription Diets

Have you ever wondered how to pick the best food for your pet? This lesson will give you the tools to make the right decision, and how best to pass the information on to your clients. We'll also talk about the role of prescription diets in pet health.

Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss

This will certainly be the most emotional lesson in the entire course. The topic is euthanasia, and we'll look at it from the perspectives of both the client and the hospital employee. We'll explore the stages of grief that everyone goes through after a loss. You'll also see what the procedure entails, how to help a grieving client, and tools for assisting children with pet loss.

Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics

In this lesson, you'll learn why a veterinary hospital can be a dangerous place. You'll see how X-rays, anesthetics, and certain drugs can harm you. You'll finish this lesson with Economics 101, a glimpse into the cash flow of a typical veterinary hospital.

Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

This lesson will help you in a crisis. Designed like a short course in human first aid, this lesson will help you cope with almost any emergency, and we'll discuss ways that some emergencies can be prevented. There's even a segment on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, dog and cat style!

External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea

What is the most important parasite affecting our pets? If you answered the flea, you're right. In this lesson, you'll learn all about this parasite. You'll hear about other crawling parasites that also live on or in the skin (mange) and how they can be managed.

Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communications, and Client Education

Did you know that as a hospital employee, any advice you give could end up in a lawsuit? You'll find out how to handle these situations and, related to this, how to maintain client confidentiality. You'll round off your study on client communications with an introduction to client education programs.

As soon as you're hired as a veterinary assistant, you'll be helping to prepare prescriptions. In this lesson, you'll find out how to do this correctly. You'll also learn about your role in keeping accurate medical records. We'll end the lesson with a short course on marketing, taking a close look at some of the best tools you can use to keep old clients and attract new ones.

Medical Records and Prescriptions

Review hospital records and how to handle them. Learn how to prepare a prescription and become familiar with the different medications used in veterinary hospitals.

Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine    

This lesson is the most cutting edge: Here, you'll learn all about alternative therapies that some veterinarians are applying in their practices, including acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, and chiropractic care. And when it comes to pet food, is commercial, home-cooked, or raw the best choice? We'll examine the plusses and minuses of each possible diet.

Behavior Counseling for Puppies and Kittens and Putting It All Together in a Health Plan

In our last lesson, we'll take a close look at animal behavior. You'll delve into how best to train puppies and kittens, and more importantly, how to share the information with your clients. At the end of the course, you'll see how everything you've learned can be put together for a comprehensive health plan covering everything from behavior, vaccinations, and nutrition to castration, euthanasia, and alternative therapies.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


Absoultely 100% worth every bit of taking this course. Jeff did a great job with the arrangement of assignments and content. I felt the content was very useful and fitting the level of this course description. It more than met my expectations. WONDERFUL COURSE!

For me, I had no previous experience with animals. I was never even allowed to have a pet. This course was amazing at teaching me pet care, nutrition, and what really goes on inside the vet office. I feel as though I now have enough knowledge to answer any questions that people may have. I also feel that this course is good for any age...I am 21 and I know I can feel comfortable and smart and not inadequate in an animal working environment! Thanks so much for the course!

I am a volunteer in a Humane Society no-kill facility and this course has been very helpful for me. I am a recently retired RN nurse practitioner so I have a lot of health care education and experience for people and this course provided a lot of practical information for companion animals. It was a pleasure to take this course.

I am in my late 40's, and my mom owned a kennel my whole life, until she passed last year. That being said, I was amazed at the things I remember her doing as I read the lessons, but never really knew exactly why. It was so enlightening. I learned so much that made sense to me, now that I am older. The instructor was very clear, and understanding. My final word is, no matter how long you have been around animals, there is so much to learn in this course. Very well worth your time. Thanks for a wonderful job!

I did a lot of reading on my own pertaining to most of these topics before taking this course. I was surprised by how much more I learned through this course. It took everything I already knew to a greater depth. It also gave me insight into the workings of a veterinary practice that will help my understanding of the decisions and procedures made by my veterinarian and staff.

I found this course to be an excellent introduction to becoming a veterinary assistant. I feel that I now have a clear understanding of what a career in the veterinary assistant field would entail. I would recommend this course to anyone considering this field.

I found this course to be very informative and beneficial not only as a pet owner but also as I attend college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Dr. Jeff did a great job with the lesson plans, easy to understand, great additional suggestions for more information and quite informative. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in such a great program.

I love animals and took this class hoping it will help get my foot in the door at a veterinarian clinic. I have learned so much about how to better care for my babies. The course was interesting and informative and very easy to read and understand. I recommend anyone with pets to take this if for no other reason than you love your pets and want the best for them. I'm glad I took it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It met and exceeded my expectations. I plan to become a veterinary assistant/tech and I feel that this course was an excellent start to preparing me for success. I definitely look forward to taking another online course from Dr. Jeff.

I took this course as a pet owner to learn more about how to better care for the health and well-being of my dog and cat. It exceeded my expectations. I learned invaluable information. I plan to take another course from this instructor and have already recommended this course to family and friends.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Prepare for Vet’s Work with Veterinary Assistant Certification Online

A veterinary assistant certification online course will prepare you for working as a veterinary assistant. If you love animals this course is for you. This vet assistant online course, delivered by a qualified veterinarian and college instructor, will give students all the information needed to adequately prepare for veterinary hospital work.

These veterinary assistant online classes answer critical questions including:

  • What inoculation do family pets really need?
  • How often should these vaccinations be given?
  • What is the best means of flea control?
  • What action do you take to treat a dog with a cut?
  • How should you act when faced with an urgent situation involving a pet?

When you take our veterinary assistant classes online you will be taught about:

  • Pet nutrition and various other important health and safety issues
  • Parasite prevention including specific treatments for roundworms and heartworms
  • The facts of life, pertaining to cats and dogs
  • Up to date opinions on spaying and neutering
  • Dealing with the very emotional matters of euthanasia and pet loss
  • Assisting clients in times of need

Special veterinary assistant classes online targeting important facets of veterinary assistant duties are included in the course. These lessons will teach you what is required to distribute medications as directed by the vet. Critically, you will discover the secrets to interpreting the vet’s medical prescriptions that look like gibberish to the unskilled eye.

You will also gain an understanding of the potential hazards associated with working on a veterinary site. This critical information will help you to take action to guard against x-ray exposure, potential diseases borne by animals and the ever-present dangers of teeth and claws.

In recognition of the fact that veterinary hospitals are small businesses, the course carries vital business information. This course content will help you to understand the business of veterinary surgery. You will understand the important concepts of cash flow, marketing, and communication.

You will find this veterinary assistant certification online course valuable even if you are already working as a veterinary assistant. The course will help you to see the logic and thinking behind a veterinarian’s decision making. Pet owners will also find the course a valuable tool in helping to assess the quality of service provided by your current veterinary practice.

Quick Course Facts:

  • The course takes just the 6 weeks to complete
  • Just 4 hours study per week is needed
  • This online course is fully delivered online. It is always available and easily accessible using any computer or Smartphone
  • These veterinary assistant online courses are instructor led, allowing easy interaction between students and instructors
  • Learn from the comfort of your home or from work. Study at your own pace and in your own time
  • Course material is downloadable and can be printed or stored for later viewing
  • A certificate of completion will be awarded t students who successfully complete the course

How to study veterinary assistant certification online course?

An automated welcome email will be generated to you upon registration. The email will contain an essential course login details. In the event that the email is not received, please check your spam/junk email folders prior to contacting our help desk.

The online course is accessible 24/7 using any computer or smart mobile device. New vet assistant online courses start each month. Please choose your starting date when enrolling to allow us to make sure that we arrange the correct student/tutor ratio.

You will find the course easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Other Veterinary Courses

If you’re an animal lover who also loves medical science, browse through the range of veterinary courses available at Courses For Success today!

There are 12 units of study

History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction

In our first lesson, we'll start way back at the beginning—you'll learn how ancient veterinary medicine evolved into the modern-day practice that you're accustomed to. You'll also learn why a veterinary assistant is just as important to the success of the practice as the veterinarian. In the second component of this lesson, you'll learn all about dog and cat reproduction. You'll learn the normal hormonal cycles and breeding times, and then delve into the benefits of sterilization.

 Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats

In this lesson, you'll learn how vaccines protect against disease. And just as important, you'll learn why they sometimes fail. We'll take a close look at how often vaccines should be given, why they may be ill-advised, and why vaccinosis is so controversial.

 Parasites Infesting Pets and People

Today, we'll talk about the importance of parasites that can infest both pets and people. You'll see the worms that live in the intestines, and also get acquainted with heartworm, a nasty guy that lives in the arteries. We'll explore how parasites infect people, what they do, and how to prevent their invasion.

How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet; Prescription Diets

Have you ever wondered how to pick the best food for your pet? This lesson will give you the tools to make the right decision, and how best to pass the information on to your clients. We'll also talk about the role of prescription diets in pet health.

Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss

This will certainly be the most emotional lesson in the entire course. The topic is euthanasia, and we'll look at it from the perspectives of both the client and the hospital employee. We'll explore the stages of grief that everyone goes through after a loss. You'll also see what the procedure entails, how to help a grieving client, and tools for assisting children with pet loss.

Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics

In this lesson, you'll learn why a veterinary hospital can be a dangerous place. You'll see how X-rays, anesthetics, and certain drugs can harm you. You'll finish this lesson with Economics 101, a glimpse into the cash flow of a typical veterinary hospital.

Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

This lesson will help you in a crisis. Designed like a short course in human first aid, this lesson will help you cope with almost any emergency, and we'll discuss ways that some emergencies can be prevented. There's even a segment on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, dog and cat style!

External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea

What is the most important parasite affecting our pets? If you answered the flea, you're right. In this lesson, you'll learn all about this parasite. You'll hear about other crawling parasites that also live on or in the skin (mange) and how they can be managed.

Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communications, and Client Education

Did you know that as a hospital employee, any advice you give could end up in a lawsuit? You'll find out how to handle these situations and, related to this, how to maintain client confidentiality. You'll round off your study on client communications with an introduction to client education programs.

As soon as you're hired as a veterinary assistant, you'll be helping to prepare prescriptions. In this lesson, you'll find out how to do this correctly. You'll also learn about your role in keeping accurate medical records. We'll end the lesson with a short course on marketing, taking a close look at some of the best tools you can use to keep old clients and attract new ones.

Medical Records and Prescriptions

Review hospital records and how to handle them. Learn how to prepare a prescription and become familiar with the different medications used in veterinary hospitals.

Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine    

This lesson is the most cutting edge: Here, you'll learn all about alternative therapies that some veterinarians are applying in their practices, including acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, and chiropractic care. And when it comes to pet food, is commercial, home-cooked, or raw the best choice? We'll examine the plusses and minuses of each possible diet.

Behavior Counseling for Puppies and Kittens and Putting It All Together in a Health Plan

In our last lesson, we'll take a close look at animal behavior. You'll delve into how best to train puppies and kittens, and more importantly, how to share the information with your clients. At the end of the course, you'll see how everything you've learned can be put together for a comprehensive health plan covering everything from behavior, vaccinations, and nutrition to castration, euthanasia, and alternative therapies.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Absoultely 100% worth every bit of taking this course. Jeff did a great job with the arrangement of assignments and content. I felt the content was very useful and fitting the level of this course description. It more than met my expectations. WONDERFUL COURSE!

For me, I had no previous experience with animals. I was never even allowed to have a pet. This course was amazing at teaching me pet care, nutrition, and what really goes on inside the vet office. I feel as though I now have enough knowledge to answer any questions that people may have. I also feel that this course is good for any age...I am 21 and I know I can feel comfortable and smart and not inadequate in an animal working environment! Thanks so much for the course!

I am a volunteer in a Humane Society no-kill facility and this course has been very helpful for me. I am a recently retired RN nurse practitioner so I have a lot of health care education and experience for people and this course provided a lot of practical information for companion animals. It was a pleasure to take this course.

I am in my late 40's, and my mom owned a kennel my whole life, until she passed last year. That being said, I was amazed at the things I remember her doing as I read the lessons, but never really knew exactly why. It was so enlightening. I learned so much that made sense to me, now that I am older. The instructor was very clear, and understanding. My final word is, no matter how long you have been around animals, there is so much to learn in this course. Very well worth your time. Thanks for a wonderful job!

I did a lot of reading on my own pertaining to most of these topics before taking this course. I was surprised by how much more I learned through this course. It took everything I already knew to a greater depth. It also gave me insight into the workings of a veterinary practice that will help my understanding of the decisions and procedures made by my veterinarian and staff.

I found this course to be an excellent introduction to becoming a veterinary assistant. I feel that I now have a clear understanding of what a career in the veterinary assistant field would entail. I would recommend this course to anyone considering this field.

I found this course to be very informative and beneficial not only as a pet owner but also as I attend college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Dr. Jeff did a great job with the lesson plans, easy to understand, great additional suggestions for more information and quite informative. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in such a great program.

I love animals and took this class hoping it will help get my foot in the door at a veterinarian clinic. I have learned so much about how to better care for my babies. The course was interesting and informative and very easy to read and understand. I recommend anyone with pets to take this if for no other reason than you love your pets and want the best for them. I'm glad I took it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It met and exceeded my expectations. I plan to become a veterinary assistant/tech and I feel that this course was an excellent start to preparing me for success. I definitely look forward to taking another online course from Dr. Jeff.

I took this course as a pet owner to learn more about how to better care for the health and well-being of my dog and cat. It exceeded my expectations. I learned invaluable information. I plan to take another course from this instructor and have already recommended this course to family and friends.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course ID No.: 007PCV
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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