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What you will learn:
  • History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction
  • Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats
  • Parasites Infesting Pets and People
  • How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet: Prescription Diets
  • Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss
  • Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics
  • Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea
  • Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communication, and Client Education
  • Medical Records and Prescriptions


Prepare for Vet’s Work and Run a Successful Pet Business with our Veterinary Assistant Certification Online

Our 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.

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 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.

What you will learn with our Veterinary Assistant Certification Online

  • 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

What are the important questions will the Veterinary Assistant Certification course answer?

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

Veterinary Assistant Certification Online - Requirements

The Veterinary Assistant Certification course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 4 hours per week of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Becoming a Veterinary Assistant Online Course Outline

Lesson 1: History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction

Chapter 1: Introduction

To begin, we'll take a brief but fascinating journey through the growth of the veterinary profession and where current trends are bringing us in the future. After that, we'll look at reproduction, which is where it all begins. We'll concentrate on the process for cats and dogs because they're the most common pets. You'll be able to make informed health decisions by the end of the course.

Chapter 2: A History of Veterinary Hospitals and Future Trends

Veterinary medicine has a long history. Animal caregivers were known as souvetaurinarii during the Roman Empire's early days. The word "veterinarian" is thought to have its origins here. Early medical practice was limited to horses, cattle, pigs, and sheep because they were the only useful animals that could be eaten or ridden.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Twenty-first Century Veterinary Care and Beyond
  • Your Role at the Hospital

Chapter 3: Back to the Basics: Canine and Feline Reproduction

Because cats and dogs have become such significant members of our homes, responsible animal reproduction is frequently a part of the pet-owning experience. Responsible breeding entails having your animal examined by a specialist who can detect any problems in your animal's progeny. Your pet should not be bred if they have hip dysplasia, poor eyesight, or any of a variety of other genetic illnesses.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Canine Breeding: Female and Male
  • Practice Quiz
  • When the Time is Right
  • Feline Reproduction: Female and Male
  • When to Mate

Chapter 4: Reproduction: How and Why Should We Stop It?

The most critical procedure a dog or cat will undergo is sterilization. It's a widely established method of birth control, but it also provides medicinal benefits for both men and women. There are two reasons why a female cat or dog should be spayed. The first is to prevent them from adding to the pet population.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Diseases Suffered by Non-spayed and Non-neutered Pets
  • How the Procedure Works
  • The Future of Spaying

Chapter 5: Summary

We looked at how veterinary medicine has progressed over the last 100 years in this class. Veterinarians used to focus solely on horses and livestock. The majority of veterinarians now work with pets. We also have specialists in a variety of specialties, including cardiology, dermatology, surgery, and others, who can provide advanced care.

Lesson 2: Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats

Chapter 1: Introduction

In the 1940s, the first canine vaccine was developed. It was a crude and early attempt at a distemper vaccination, but it saved lives. Several feline viral vaccinations, as well as a rabies vaccine, became available shortly after that. No one knew how long the immunizations' immunity would remain at the time; therefore vets provided the vaccines to equines every year.

Chapter 2: What Are Vaccines, How Do They Work, and How Are They Administered?

Vaccines are divided into two categories: infectious and noninfectious. Noninfectious vaccinations can not infect the host and cannot multiply in the animal's body, as their name implies. Vaccines against infectious diseases contain living organisms. When a live bacterium or virus is put into a dog or cat, it multiplies. This activates a powerful immunological response, providing excellent protection.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How They Work
  • Administering Vaccines

Chapter 3: When Good Vaccines Go Bad: Vaccine Failure

Tremendous of us have come to trust science and its many accomplishments, particularly in the medical field, throughout the years. However, as veterinary assistants and knowledgeable pet owners, we must be aware of vaccine flaws and failures.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Creating a Vaccine Schedule for Puppies and Kittens
  • Practice Quiz
  • More Reasons for Vaccine Failure

Chapter 4: Vaccine Schedules in Adult Pets and Vaccinosis

Each veterinarian has their own opinions on which immunizations should be given and how often they should be given. Vaccines were once administered annually or every three years to all cats and dogs by veterinarians. However, the trend is shifting, and we're now seeing programs tailored to each pet.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Which Vaccines Should a Pet Receive?
  • Vaccinosis: Myth or Reality?
  • Why Vaccinate Each Year?
  • What the Future Holds

Chapter 5: Summary

We spoke about why we vaccinate our dogs and cats in this class. You should also be aware of the various diseases that vaccination is intended to prevent. We also looked at why vaccines aren't as effective as they should be. Stress, sickness, and maternal antibodies all play a part.

Lesson 3: Parasites Infesting Pets and People

Chapter 1: Introduction

People frequently express their desire to worm their dogs. Looking for a definition for the word worm in an old veterinary manual published in the 1800s. Worming was a technique for treating sick horses that was said to be beneficial. The horse's tail was amputated, and the tiny white tendrils that protruded from the stump were delicately pulled out.

Chapter 2: Roundworm—The Common Intestinal Worm of Dogs and Cats

Roundworms are similar to spaghetti in color and shape, being thin, long, and up to eight inches long. Especially in young puppies and kittens, they can be vomited up from the stomach or shed from the gut with a stool. Roundworms are classified by their long scientific names. Toxocara canis is a roundworm found in dogs. Toxocara cati is the feline equivalent.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Other Worms
  • Diagnosis and Treatment

Chapter 3: Tapeworms and Heartworms

Egg packages are the tapeworm segments you observe. Tapeworms must spend some time in an intermediate host in order to complete their life cycles. The tapeworm larvae move to muscle tissue and encyst themselves, where they lay in wait. The intermediate host must be eaten by a dog or cat for the cycle to continue.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice Quiz
  • Heartworms

Chapter 4: Pet Parasites and Human Risks

People get pinworms from dogs and cats, according to popular belief among medical professionals. This isn't the case. Pinworms are little worms that dwell in the anus. When they poke their tails out and lay eggs on the surrounding skin, they cause significant irritation. Pinworms are highly infectious in humans. It swiftly spreads among children who are in close proximity.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Summary

Chapter 5: Summary

You should be able to appreciate the variety of parasite life cycles after learning this course. The most important thing is to understand how each worm species infects dogs and cats. In dogs and cats, the roundworm is the most prevalent worm. Roundworm movement patterns are influenced by the host's age as well as pregnancy hormones.

Lesson 4: How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet; Prescription Diets

Chapter 1: Introduction

A average two-doctor veterinary clinic has roughly 6,000 patients, with two-thirds of them being dogs and one-third being cats. Pet food will cost around one and a half million dollars (US) per year to provide the nutritional demands of these 6,000 companions. Pet food is a multibillion-dollar industry.

Chapter 2: Pet Nutrition Basics

The cornerstone of good health is healthy diet. Because their daily rations do not fluctuate like ours, pets require a well-balanced diet. Proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals must all be met by a single diet. There are advantages to healthy nutrition for a pet health expert. It not only has a direct impact on coat and skin health, but it also has an impact on the overall health of the human body.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Life Stage Diets

Chapter 3: Evaluation of Pet Foods and How to Feed

The labels are perplexing since they will extol the merits of blueberries as antioxidants (even if there is only one blueberry in a cup of food), no grains for improved digestion, or grains to aid gut function.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • New Ideas on Feeding Cats

Chapter 4: Prescription Diets

Prescription diets are provided for a variety of ailments. The earliest ones, developed in the 1970s, were intended to help people with renal disease and failing hearts. Diets for allergies, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and bladder stones are now available. The latest prescription diet to hit the market promises to keep your brain in good shape.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice Quiz

Chapter 5: Summary

We covered the fundamentals of nutrition in this class and highlighted how difficult it is to figure out which diet is best for your pet. Don't be fooled by manufacturer claims when making your decision. The most crucial aspect to consider when evaluating a diet is how well your buddy follows it.

Lesson 5: Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss

Chapter 1: Introduction

A painless death is defined as euthanasia. It's been dubbed a "good death" by some. Our partners' deaths are as essential as their lives. Only veterinarians have the power and luxury of putting an end to their patients' suffering.

Chapter 2: Setting the Mood

The most difficult part of sharing your life with a wonderful four-legged friend is grieving their loss. Most people say it's the time they pay back their closest friend for all of the unconditional love, respect, and comfort he or she has freely given them over the years.

Chapter 3: The Normal Grief Reaction and Euthanasia Planning at the Hospital

Denial is the initial stage of mourning. It's difficult for a pet owner to accept that her friend has passed away. Her companion is expected to return any day now. Owners have reported hearing their pets enter the bedroom or bark at the door. Some of the students had observed their friends walking down the corridor. These kinds of feelings are also shared by people who have lost human loved ones.

 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • When Is the Right Time?
  • Planning for Euthanasia
  • At the Hospital
  • Practice Quiz

Chapter 4: Death Over the Phone, Explaining Pet Death to Children, Pets that Grieve, and New Pets

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Telling Children That Their Pet Is Dead
  • Pets that Grieve
  • New Pets

Chapter 5: Summary

Giving an injection is not euthanasia. By answering questions before they occur, veterinarians and veterinary staff may help customers feel in control and at ease during a stressful situation. It's never easy to assist a pet in dying. Most individuals agonize for hours over whether or not it's time to say goodbye to a beloved four-legged friend.

Lesson 6: Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics

Chapter 1: Introduction

Though aggressive patients' bites and scratches are clear dangers, there are a slew of other less evident dangers. We have to hold our four-legged friends still when we take x-rays since they won't lie down in the positions, we put them in on their own. We are at risk of being exposed to hazardous radiation due to our proximity to the x-ray machine while it is in use.

Chapter 2: Workplace Safety

Animal Handling: Dogs

The potential of being wounded by a patient is the most evident threat that a veterinary hospital employee face. Every animal is diverse and reacts to situations differently. Although practical experience is required to effectively comprehend an animal's intents, you can begin by learning basic theory.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Controlling Dogs
  • Animal Handling: Cats
  • Medications
  • Blood Products and Laboratory Samples

Chapter 3: Anesthetics, Radiation, and Hazards During Pregnancy

Malignant cancer, liver damage, neuropathy, bone marrow toxicity, spontaneous miscarriages, and infertility have all been linked to repeated or long-term exposure to inhalation anesthetics. Even if a gaseous anesthetic is delivered in such a low quantity that it is undetectable, it can still cause harm.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Radiation
  • Practice Quiz
  • Reproductive Risks

Chapter 4: Veterinary Hospital Economics

Clients are the sole source of income for a veterinary hospital. There will be no money to cover the enormous number of expenses involved in running a hospital if they don't come in the door, underutilize services, or fail to pay their fees.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Getting Clients to Pay Bills

Chapter 5: Summary

Working in a veterinary hospital will quickly teach you where the harm hazards are. You can protect yourself by being aware of the hazards. You'll be able to gauge an animal's temperament and response to a stressful environment over time. Meanwhile, learn how to safely handle and confine pets to protect yourself and your coworkers.

Lesson 7: Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Chapter 1: Introduction

By their very nature, emergencies are unplanned. At the very least, it appears that they always occur at the worst possible time. They can be minor and bothersome all the way up to severe and life-threatening. Allergies, poisonings, burns, electrical shocks, trauma, and diseases that occur suddenly and abruptly can all cause them.

Chapter 2: Poisonings

Toxins can make you throw up in a lot of different ways. Others result in excessive salivation, sadness, and drowsiness. Convulsions or bleeding can be caused by some of them. While numerous diseases can induce these vague symptoms, poisonings cause them to arise suddenly and unexpectedly in otherwise healthy pets. The hazardous element in most antifreeze solutions for cars is ethylene glycol (EG).

Chapter 3: Emergency First Aid

Shock is triggered by a severe and abrupt drop in blood pressure, which occurs in many emergency situations. Shock can be caused by blood loss via internal or external bleeding, extreme dehydration, allergic reactions that cause blood to pool in internal organs, toxins, or even great pain. When blood pressure drops, the body's immediate response is to raise the heart rate so that more blood can be pumped every minute.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bleeding
  • Practice Quiz
  • Burns
  • Allergic Reactions

Chapter 4: Specific Medical Conditions and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

These symptoms can be triggered by something as simple as overeating or eating a half-rotten piece of meat from the trash. A serious disease such as a Parvovirus infection, an intestinal blockage, or pancreatitis can also cause them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Eye Problems
  • Blocked Cats
  • Aortic Thromboembolism
  • Bloat
  • Whelping Problems
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Chapter 5: Summary

You've undoubtedly figured out that pet first aid is similar to human first aid. It's simple to translate your human instruction to pets. The Red Cross, for example, offers pet first aid classes.

Lesson 8: External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea

Chapter 1: Introduction

The parasites that live on the skin of our four-legged friends will be the subject of this lecture. The flea has the distinction of being the world's most vexing pest for dogs and cats. It irritates the skin and can spread tapeworm and other illnesses. Fleas can drain a kitten's blood supply to the point that it becomes anemic.

Chapter 2: The Flea Life Cycle

Fleas are wingless, laterally compressed insects with a chitin-based outer shell. That's how it's spelled out in science. Many of you would envision them as small brownish-black leaping bugs with tough armor that makes them difficult to catch and kill.

Chapter 3: Flea Control on Pets and in the Home

Flea control has never been easier. Toxic flea treatments, shampoos, and collars were part of our arsenal just a decade ago. Fleas can now be controlled with monthly pills, a six-month injection, or monthly skin applications. These products are not only more effective over time, but they are also safer than insecticides.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice Quiz
  • Alternative Control of Fleas

Chapter 4: Scabies, Demodex, Ear Mites, Ticks, and Ringworm

In the case of Sarcoptic mange, the word "mange" conjures up pictures of uncontrollable scratching. This mite can irritate pets severely, but it can even irritate humans. Demodectic mange, on the other hand, isn't contagious or itchy, but it can be a dangerous illness for some people.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Scabies (Sarcoptes Mite Infestation)
  • Demodex (Demodectes Mite Infestation)
  • Ear Mites (Otodectes Mite Infestation)
  • Ticks
  • Lice
  • Ringworm

Chapter 5: Summary

By now, you should be well-versed on all of the major parasites that may infest the exteriors of dogs and cats. When you combine this information with what you learned about worms in Lesson 3, you'll be able to identify all of the major parasites present in dogs and cats. Their complex life cycles and the routines they've acquired to secure their survival should astound you.

Lesson 9: Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communications, and Client Education

Chapter 1: Introduction

Confidentiality isn't just for those in hospitals. The doctor-client relationship must also be kept private when it comes to veterinary patient information. You can't call a veterinary hospital and ask why your neighbor's cat needed treatment or how they were caring for their dog. This is more likely to be an issue during a phone conversation than in person.

Chapter 2: The Legal Role of the Receptionist

Confidentiality

A veterinary hospital's medical records must be kept private. The information in her pet's hospital record is solely accessible by the customer. Without the owner's permission, I can't distribute information from those records to anyone, including other vets.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Liability: Telephone Advice
  • Grievances

Chapter 3: Client Relations

People rarely chose the place with the cheapest pricing, according to our findings. They were drawn to the business that answered the phone in the most helpful and courteous manner. When you call a veterinary hospital, keep this in mind.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Complaints
  • Complaints by Telephone

Chapter 4: Client Education Programs

Dental Programs

Because all members of the staff can participate in the implementation of a client education program, dentistry is an outstanding example. When it comes to their pets' teeth, most clients are clueless. The majority of pet owners are merely aware that their animals have teeth, but they never examine them. Some people are also aware that particular dog treats might aid in the cleaning of teeth.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Obesity Program
  • Flea Control Program

Chapter 5: Summary

In this course, we looked at the legal aspects of the veterinary assistant's job. All information given to a client by an assistant carries the same weight as if it came directly from the veterinarian. People can make broad assumptions about your ability if you work at a veterinary hospital, as you can see. Therefore, you must be cautious in your words and actions.

Lesson 10: Medical Records and Prescriptions

Chapter 1: Introduction

We'll wrap up our discussion of office administrative elements in this course, starting with hospital records and filing. Despite the fact that recordkeeping may appear to be a mundane task, medical records are the foundation of any practice. Records should include details of diagnosis and therapy for each visit, as well as important information about the customer and the patient.

Chapter 2: Medical Records and Filing

You're probably aware that the information in a medical record must be kept private between the veterinarian and the customer. The client who owned the dog and paid the bill in the first place is the only one who can allow dissemination of the information to another person or to another veterinarian.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Filing
  • Making Appointments

Chapter 3: Prescriptions

Veterinary Medications

A pharmacy is one of the functions of a veterinary hospital. Let's take a look at some of the drugs that might be processed there.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Steroids
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Diuretics
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungals
  • Parasiticides
  • Other Medications
  • Eye Medications
  • Ear Medications
  • Skin Medications

Chapter 4: Preparing Prescriptions

Pharmacists prepare drugs for humans. The receptionist/assistant prepares the majority of the drugs supplied at veterinary hospitals. Preparing a prescription for a pet requires the same level of care as preparing a prescription for a human—a huge responsibility.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Special Instructions
  • Refilling Prescriptions
  • Dispensing Without an Examination

Chapter 5: Summary

Since we've covered the administrative aspects, perhaps you understand the importance of maintaining accurate records and appropriately treating them. You should also know who has access to medical documents.

Lesson 11: Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

Chapter 1: Introduction

Alternative modalities are being incorporated into the treatment regimens of veterinarians, expanding their approach to medicine. Veterinarians are now practicing chiropractic, advising massage and physiotherapy, dispensing Chinese and Western herbs, and administering acupuncture. In the treatment of animal illnesses, homeopathy has also found a role.

Chapter 2: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Magnetic Therapy, and Muscle Testing

A History of Acupuncture

Soldiers noticed that their lame horses suddenly walked soundly after being shot by arrows at specific areas, which led to the discovery of veterinary acupuncture. Between 3000 and 2000 BC, the Chinese used acupuncture on animals, according to historical evidence. Acupuncture is derived from the Latin words acus (needle) and punctura (pierce).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Acupoints
  • How Acupuncture Works
  • Techniques and Instrumentation
  • What Acupuncture Can Treat
  • Chiropractic
  • Magnetic Therapy
  • Muscle Testing

Chapter 3: Herbal Medicine, Nutraceuticals, and Homeopathy

Western herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs can be split into two categories. Western herbs are used to treat common diseases as a supplement to or as an alternative to traditional pharmacological therapy. Despite the fact that they have been used for centuries, there has recently been a resurgence in their use.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Practice Quiz
  • Homeopathy

Chapter 4: Nutrition

Nutrition is the foundation of holistic medicine. Despite marketing that claim these diets cover all of our pets' requirements, many holistically-minded pet owners do not believe that food from a bag gives all of the nutrition they require.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Cancer Diet

Chapter 5: Summary

Because information on these methods is freely available, particularly on the internet, veterinary hospital staff will be asked about them. A veterinarian who is open to alternative medicine and can advise on whether these options are appropriate for the pet in issue will be delivering a valuable service to their clients.

Lesson 12: Behavior Counseling for Puppies and Kittens and Putting It All Together in a Health Plan.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Assume you're a veterinary hospital assistant, and a client walks in to inquire about the services you can provide for her and her new four-legged pet. After you've completed this session, you'll be confident in your abilities to create a software that meets her requirements.

Chapter 2: Puppy Topics

Housetraining Techniques

Housetraining is often cited as the most difficult duty faced by new puppy owners, but it doesn't have to be if you're willing to put in the effort. Because puppies urinate and defecate in predictable patterns, housetraining is simplest when they are six to sixteen weeks old. However, the earlier you begin training, the better.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Socialization of Your Puppy
  • Curbing Biting in Pups
  • Chew Toys
  • Obedience Training

Chapter 3: Kitten Topics

Litter Box Training

The most common reason for a cat's refusal to use his litter box is that he was never properly housetrained. We presume that because most kittens use the litter box so naturally, they don't require any training. Regrettably, we fail to inform kids that we approve of their seemingly normal behavior. If your cat doesn't understand why it's proper to use the litter box, he won't understand why it's improper to soil elsewhere.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Household Destruction
  • Practice Quiz
  • Stopping Your Cat From Bit
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.


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Units of Study

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.

Requirements

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 laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

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

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash 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

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About This Course
What you will learn:
  • History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction
  • Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats
  • Parasites Infesting Pets and People
  • How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet: Prescription Diets
  • Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss
  • Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics
  • Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea
  • Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communication, and Client Education
  • Medical Records and Prescriptions


Prepare for Vet’s Work and Run a Successful Pet Business with our Veterinary Assistant Certification Online

Our 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.

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 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.

What you will learn with our Veterinary Assistant Certification Online

  • 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

What are the important questions will the Veterinary Assistant Certification course answer?

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

Veterinary Assistant Certification Online - Requirements

The Veterinary Assistant Certification course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 4 hours per week of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Becoming a Veterinary Assistant Online Course Outline

Lesson 1: History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction

Chapter 1: Introduction

To begin, we'll take a brief but fascinating journey through the growth of the veterinary profession and where current trends are bringing us in the future. After that, we'll look at reproduction, which is where it all begins. We'll concentrate on the process for cats and dogs because they're the most common pets. You'll be able to make informed health decisions by the end of the course.

Chapter 2: A History of Veterinary Hospitals and Future Trends

Veterinary medicine has a long history. Animal caregivers were known as souvetaurinarii during the Roman Empire's early days. The word "veterinarian" is thought to have its origins here. Early medical practice was limited to horses, cattle, pigs, and sheep because they were the only useful animals that could be eaten or ridden.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Twenty-first Century Veterinary Care and Beyond
  • Your Role at the Hospital

Chapter 3: Back to the Basics: Canine and Feline Reproduction

Because cats and dogs have become such significant members of our homes, responsible animal reproduction is frequently a part of the pet-owning experience. Responsible breeding entails having your animal examined by a specialist who can detect any problems in your animal's progeny. Your pet should not be bred if they have hip dysplasia, poor eyesight, or any of a variety of other genetic illnesses.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Canine Breeding: Female and Male
  • Practice Quiz
  • When the Time is Right
  • Feline Reproduction: Female and Male
  • When to Mate

Chapter 4: Reproduction: How and Why Should We Stop It?

The most critical procedure a dog or cat will undergo is sterilization. It's a widely established method of birth control, but it also provides medicinal benefits for both men and women. There are two reasons why a female cat or dog should be spayed. The first is to prevent them from adding to the pet population.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Diseases Suffered by Non-spayed and Non-neutered Pets
  • How the Procedure Works
  • The Future of Spaying

Chapter 5: Summary

We looked at how veterinary medicine has progressed over the last 100 years in this class. Veterinarians used to focus solely on horses and livestock. The majority of veterinarians now work with pets. We also have specialists in a variety of specialties, including cardiology, dermatology, surgery, and others, who can provide advanced care.

Lesson 2: Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats

Chapter 1: Introduction

In the 1940s, the first canine vaccine was developed. It was a crude and early attempt at a distemper vaccination, but it saved lives. Several feline viral vaccinations, as well as a rabies vaccine, became available shortly after that. No one knew how long the immunizations' immunity would remain at the time; therefore vets provided the vaccines to equines every year.

Chapter 2: What Are Vaccines, How Do They Work, and How Are They Administered?

Vaccines are divided into two categories: infectious and noninfectious. Noninfectious vaccinations can not infect the host and cannot multiply in the animal's body, as their name implies. Vaccines against infectious diseases contain living organisms. When a live bacterium or virus is put into a dog or cat, it multiplies. This activates a powerful immunological response, providing excellent protection.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How They Work
  • Administering Vaccines

Chapter 3: When Good Vaccines Go Bad: Vaccine Failure

Tremendous of us have come to trust science and its many accomplishments, particularly in the medical field, throughout the years. However, as veterinary assistants and knowledgeable pet owners, we must be aware of vaccine flaws and failures.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Creating a Vaccine Schedule for Puppies and Kittens
  • Practice Quiz
  • More Reasons for Vaccine Failure

Chapter 4: Vaccine Schedules in Adult Pets and Vaccinosis

Each veterinarian has their own opinions on which immunizations should be given and how often they should be given. Vaccines were once administered annually or every three years to all cats and dogs by veterinarians. However, the trend is shifting, and we're now seeing programs tailored to each pet.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Which Vaccines Should a Pet Receive?
  • Vaccinosis: Myth or Reality?
  • Why Vaccinate Each Year?
  • What the Future Holds

Chapter 5: Summary

We spoke about why we vaccinate our dogs and cats in this class. You should also be aware of the various diseases that vaccination is intended to prevent. We also looked at why vaccines aren't as effective as they should be. Stress, sickness, and maternal antibodies all play a part.

Lesson 3: Parasites Infesting Pets and People

Chapter 1: Introduction

People frequently express their desire to worm their dogs. Looking for a definition for the word worm in an old veterinary manual published in the 1800s. Worming was a technique for treating sick horses that was said to be beneficial. The horse's tail was amputated, and the tiny white tendrils that protruded from the stump were delicately pulled out.

Chapter 2: Roundworm—The Common Intestinal Worm of Dogs and Cats

Roundworms are similar to spaghetti in color and shape, being thin, long, and up to eight inches long. Especially in young puppies and kittens, they can be vomited up from the stomach or shed from the gut with a stool. Roundworms are classified by their long scientific names. Toxocara canis is a roundworm found in dogs. Toxocara cati is the feline equivalent.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Other Worms
  • Diagnosis and Treatment

Chapter 3: Tapeworms and Heartworms

Egg packages are the tapeworm segments you observe. Tapeworms must spend some time in an intermediate host in order to complete their life cycles. The tapeworm larvae move to muscle tissue and encyst themselves, where they lay in wait. The intermediate host must be eaten by a dog or cat for the cycle to continue.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice Quiz
  • Heartworms

Chapter 4: Pet Parasites and Human Risks

People get pinworms from dogs and cats, according to popular belief among medical professionals. This isn't the case. Pinworms are little worms that dwell in the anus. When they poke their tails out and lay eggs on the surrounding skin, they cause significant irritation. Pinworms are highly infectious in humans. It swiftly spreads among children who are in close proximity.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Summary

Chapter 5: Summary

You should be able to appreciate the variety of parasite life cycles after learning this course. The most important thing is to understand how each worm species infects dogs and cats. In dogs and cats, the roundworm is the most prevalent worm. Roundworm movement patterns are influenced by the host's age as well as pregnancy hormones.

Lesson 4: How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet; Prescription Diets

Chapter 1: Introduction

A average two-doctor veterinary clinic has roughly 6,000 patients, with two-thirds of them being dogs and one-third being cats. Pet food will cost around one and a half million dollars (US) per year to provide the nutritional demands of these 6,000 companions. Pet food is a multibillion-dollar industry.

Chapter 2: Pet Nutrition Basics

The cornerstone of good health is healthy diet. Because their daily rations do not fluctuate like ours, pets require a well-balanced diet. Proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals must all be met by a single diet. There are advantages to healthy nutrition for a pet health expert. It not only has a direct impact on coat and skin health, but it also has an impact on the overall health of the human body.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Life Stage Diets

Chapter 3: Evaluation of Pet Foods and How to Feed

The labels are perplexing since they will extol the merits of blueberries as antioxidants (even if there is only one blueberry in a cup of food), no grains for improved digestion, or grains to aid gut function.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • New Ideas on Feeding Cats

Chapter 4: Prescription Diets

Prescription diets are provided for a variety of ailments. The earliest ones, developed in the 1970s, were intended to help people with renal disease and failing hearts. Diets for allergies, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and bladder stones are now available. The latest prescription diet to hit the market promises to keep your brain in good shape.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice Quiz

Chapter 5: Summary

We covered the fundamentals of nutrition in this class and highlighted how difficult it is to figure out which diet is best for your pet. Don't be fooled by manufacturer claims when making your decision. The most crucial aspect to consider when evaluating a diet is how well your buddy follows it.

Lesson 5: Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss

Chapter 1: Introduction

A painless death is defined as euthanasia. It's been dubbed a "good death" by some. Our partners' deaths are as essential as their lives. Only veterinarians have the power and luxury of putting an end to their patients' suffering.

Chapter 2: Setting the Mood

The most difficult part of sharing your life with a wonderful four-legged friend is grieving their loss. Most people say it's the time they pay back their closest friend for all of the unconditional love, respect, and comfort he or she has freely given them over the years.

Chapter 3: The Normal Grief Reaction and Euthanasia Planning at the Hospital

Denial is the initial stage of mourning. It's difficult for a pet owner to accept that her friend has passed away. Her companion is expected to return any day now. Owners have reported hearing their pets enter the bedroom or bark at the door. Some of the students had observed their friends walking down the corridor. These kinds of feelings are also shared by people who have lost human loved ones.

 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • When Is the Right Time?
  • Planning for Euthanasia
  • At the Hospital
  • Practice Quiz

Chapter 4: Death Over the Phone, Explaining Pet Death to Children, Pets that Grieve, and New Pets

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Telling Children That Their Pet Is Dead
  • Pets that Grieve
  • New Pets

Chapter 5: Summary

Giving an injection is not euthanasia. By answering questions before they occur, veterinarians and veterinary staff may help customers feel in control and at ease during a stressful situation. It's never easy to assist a pet in dying. Most individuals agonize for hours over whether or not it's time to say goodbye to a beloved four-legged friend.

Lesson 6: Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics

Chapter 1: Introduction

Though aggressive patients' bites and scratches are clear dangers, there are a slew of other less evident dangers. We have to hold our four-legged friends still when we take x-rays since they won't lie down in the positions, we put them in on their own. We are at risk of being exposed to hazardous radiation due to our proximity to the x-ray machine while it is in use.

Chapter 2: Workplace Safety

Animal Handling: Dogs

The potential of being wounded by a patient is the most evident threat that a veterinary hospital employee face. Every animal is diverse and reacts to situations differently. Although practical experience is required to effectively comprehend an animal's intents, you can begin by learning basic theory.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Controlling Dogs
  • Animal Handling: Cats
  • Medications
  • Blood Products and Laboratory Samples

Chapter 3: Anesthetics, Radiation, and Hazards During Pregnancy

Malignant cancer, liver damage, neuropathy, bone marrow toxicity, spontaneous miscarriages, and infertility have all been linked to repeated or long-term exposure to inhalation anesthetics. Even if a gaseous anesthetic is delivered in such a low quantity that it is undetectable, it can still cause harm.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Radiation
  • Practice Quiz
  • Reproductive Risks

Chapter 4: Veterinary Hospital Economics

Clients are the sole source of income for a veterinary hospital. There will be no money to cover the enormous number of expenses involved in running a hospital if they don't come in the door, underutilize services, or fail to pay their fees.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Getting Clients to Pay Bills

Chapter 5: Summary

Working in a veterinary hospital will quickly teach you where the harm hazards are. You can protect yourself by being aware of the hazards. You'll be able to gauge an animal's temperament and response to a stressful environment over time. Meanwhile, learn how to safely handle and confine pets to protect yourself and your coworkers.

Lesson 7: Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Chapter 1: Introduction

By their very nature, emergencies are unplanned. At the very least, it appears that they always occur at the worst possible time. They can be minor and bothersome all the way up to severe and life-threatening. Allergies, poisonings, burns, electrical shocks, trauma, and diseases that occur suddenly and abruptly can all cause them.

Chapter 2: Poisonings

Toxins can make you throw up in a lot of different ways. Others result in excessive salivation, sadness, and drowsiness. Convulsions or bleeding can be caused by some of them. While numerous diseases can induce these vague symptoms, poisonings cause them to arise suddenly and unexpectedly in otherwise healthy pets. The hazardous element in most antifreeze solutions for cars is ethylene glycol (EG).

Chapter 3: Emergency First Aid

Shock is triggered by a severe and abrupt drop in blood pressure, which occurs in many emergency situations. Shock can be caused by blood loss via internal or external bleeding, extreme dehydration, allergic reactions that cause blood to pool in internal organs, toxins, or even great pain. When blood pressure drops, the body's immediate response is to raise the heart rate so that more blood can be pumped every minute.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bleeding
  • Practice Quiz
  • Burns
  • Allergic Reactions

Chapter 4: Specific Medical Conditions and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

These symptoms can be triggered by something as simple as overeating or eating a half-rotten piece of meat from the trash. A serious disease such as a Parvovirus infection, an intestinal blockage, or pancreatitis can also cause them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Eye Problems
  • Blocked Cats
  • Aortic Thromboembolism
  • Bloat
  • Whelping Problems
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Chapter 5: Summary

You've undoubtedly figured out that pet first aid is similar to human first aid. It's simple to translate your human instruction to pets. The Red Cross, for example, offers pet first aid classes.

Lesson 8: External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea

Chapter 1: Introduction

The parasites that live on the skin of our four-legged friends will be the subject of this lecture. The flea has the distinction of being the world's most vexing pest for dogs and cats. It irritates the skin and can spread tapeworm and other illnesses. Fleas can drain a kitten's blood supply to the point that it becomes anemic.

Chapter 2: The Flea Life Cycle

Fleas are wingless, laterally compressed insects with a chitin-based outer shell. That's how it's spelled out in science. Many of you would envision them as small brownish-black leaping bugs with tough armor that makes them difficult to catch and kill.

Chapter 3: Flea Control on Pets and in the Home

Flea control has never been easier. Toxic flea treatments, shampoos, and collars were part of our arsenal just a decade ago. Fleas can now be controlled with monthly pills, a six-month injection, or monthly skin applications. These products are not only more effective over time, but they are also safer than insecticides.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Practice Quiz
  • Alternative Control of Fleas

Chapter 4: Scabies, Demodex, Ear Mites, Ticks, and Ringworm

In the case of Sarcoptic mange, the word "mange" conjures up pictures of uncontrollable scratching. This mite can irritate pets severely, but it can even irritate humans. Demodectic mange, on the other hand, isn't contagious or itchy, but it can be a dangerous illness for some people.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Scabies (Sarcoptes Mite Infestation)
  • Demodex (Demodectes Mite Infestation)
  • Ear Mites (Otodectes Mite Infestation)
  • Ticks
  • Lice
  • Ringworm

Chapter 5: Summary

By now, you should be well-versed on all of the major parasites that may infest the exteriors of dogs and cats. When you combine this information with what you learned about worms in Lesson 3, you'll be able to identify all of the major parasites present in dogs and cats. Their complex life cycles and the routines they've acquired to secure their survival should astound you.

Lesson 9: Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communications, and Client Education

Chapter 1: Introduction

Confidentiality isn't just for those in hospitals. The doctor-client relationship must also be kept private when it comes to veterinary patient information. You can't call a veterinary hospital and ask why your neighbor's cat needed treatment or how they were caring for their dog. This is more likely to be an issue during a phone conversation than in person.

Chapter 2: The Legal Role of the Receptionist

Confidentiality

A veterinary hospital's medical records must be kept private. The information in her pet's hospital record is solely accessible by the customer. Without the owner's permission, I can't distribute information from those records to anyone, including other vets.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Liability: Telephone Advice
  • Grievances

Chapter 3: Client Relations

People rarely chose the place with the cheapest pricing, according to our findings. They were drawn to the business that answered the phone in the most helpful and courteous manner. When you call a veterinary hospital, keep this in mind.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Complaints
  • Complaints by Telephone

Chapter 4: Client Education Programs

Dental Programs

Because all members of the staff can participate in the implementation of a client education program, dentistry is an outstanding example. When it comes to their pets' teeth, most clients are clueless. The majority of pet owners are merely aware that their animals have teeth, but they never examine them. Some people are also aware that particular dog treats might aid in the cleaning of teeth.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Obesity Program
  • Flea Control Program

Chapter 5: Summary

In this course, we looked at the legal aspects of the veterinary assistant's job. All information given to a client by an assistant carries the same weight as if it came directly from the veterinarian. People can make broad assumptions about your ability if you work at a veterinary hospital, as you can see. Therefore, you must be cautious in your words and actions.

Lesson 10: Medical Records and Prescriptions

Chapter 1: Introduction

We'll wrap up our discussion of office administrative elements in this course, starting with hospital records and filing. Despite the fact that recordkeeping may appear to be a mundane task, medical records are the foundation of any practice. Records should include details of diagnosis and therapy for each visit, as well as important information about the customer and the patient.

Chapter 2: Medical Records and Filing

You're probably aware that the information in a medical record must be kept private between the veterinarian and the customer. The client who owned the dog and paid the bill in the first place is the only one who can allow dissemination of the information to another person or to another veterinarian.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Filing
  • Making Appointments

Chapter 3: Prescriptions

Veterinary Medications

A pharmacy is one of the functions of a veterinary hospital. Let's take a look at some of the drugs that might be processed there.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Steroids
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Diuretics
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungals
  • Parasiticides
  • Other Medications
  • Eye Medications
  • Ear Medications
  • Skin Medications

Chapter 4: Preparing Prescriptions

Pharmacists prepare drugs for humans. The receptionist/assistant prepares the majority of the drugs supplied at veterinary hospitals. Preparing a prescription for a pet requires the same level of care as preparing a prescription for a human—a huge responsibility.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Special Instructions
  • Refilling Prescriptions
  • Dispensing Without an Examination

Chapter 5: Summary

Since we've covered the administrative aspects, perhaps you understand the importance of maintaining accurate records and appropriately treating them. You should also know who has access to medical documents.

Lesson 11: Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

Chapter 1: Introduction

Alternative modalities are being incorporated into the treatment regimens of veterinarians, expanding their approach to medicine. Veterinarians are now practicing chiropractic, advising massage and physiotherapy, dispensing Chinese and Western herbs, and administering acupuncture. In the treatment of animal illnesses, homeopathy has also found a role.

Chapter 2: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Magnetic Therapy, and Muscle Testing

A History of Acupuncture

Soldiers noticed that their lame horses suddenly walked soundly after being shot by arrows at specific areas, which led to the discovery of veterinary acupuncture. Between 3000 and 2000 BC, the Chinese used acupuncture on animals, according to historical evidence. Acupuncture is derived from the Latin words acus (needle) and punctura (pierce).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Acupoints
  • How Acupuncture Works
  • Techniques and Instrumentation
  • What Acupuncture Can Treat
  • Chiropractic
  • Magnetic Therapy
  • Muscle Testing

Chapter 3: Herbal Medicine, Nutraceuticals, and Homeopathy

Western herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs can be split into two categories. Western herbs are used to treat common diseases as a supplement to or as an alternative to traditional pharmacological therapy. Despite the fact that they have been used for centuries, there has recently been a resurgence in their use.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Practice Quiz
  • Homeopathy

Chapter 4: Nutrition

Nutrition is the foundation of holistic medicine. Despite marketing that claim these diets cover all of our pets' requirements, many holistically-minded pet owners do not believe that food from a bag gives all of the nutrition they require.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A Cancer Diet

Chapter 5: Summary

Because information on these methods is freely available, particularly on the internet, veterinary hospital staff will be asked about them. A veterinarian who is open to alternative medicine and can advise on whether these options are appropriate for the pet in issue will be delivering a valuable service to their clients.

Lesson 12: Behavior Counseling for Puppies and Kittens and Putting It All Together in a Health Plan.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Assume you're a veterinary hospital assistant, and a client walks in to inquire about the services you can provide for her and her new four-legged pet. After you've completed this session, you'll be confident in your abilities to create a software that meets her requirements.

Chapter 2: Puppy Topics

Housetraining Techniques

Housetraining is often cited as the most difficult duty faced by new puppy owners, but it doesn't have to be if you're willing to put in the effort. Because puppies urinate and defecate in predictable patterns, housetraining is simplest when they are six to sixteen weeks old. However, the earlier you begin training, the better.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Socialization of Your Puppy
  • Curbing Biting in Pups
  • Chew Toys
  • Obedience Training

Chapter 3: Kitten Topics

Litter Box Training

The most common reason for a cat's refusal to use his litter box is that he was never properly housetrained. We presume that because most kittens use the litter box so naturally, they don't require any training. Regrettably, we fail to inform kids that we approve of their seemingly normal behavior. If your cat doesn't understand why it's proper to use the litter box, he won't understand why it's improper to soil elsewhere.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Household Destruction
  • Practice Quiz
  • Stopping Your Cat From Bit
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.


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Units of Study

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.

Requirements

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:

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

MAC/iOS

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

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Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash 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

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