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Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting is designed to teach you the skills and knowledge needed to work with and care for animals. If you would like to learn more about Ashworth College's Veterinary Assisting Career Diploma program, read on.
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting is a 22-lesson, online program. Students have the opportunity to take tests online and learn at a pace that works best for them. The program covers pathology and physiology as well as examination and emergency medicine concepts. Ashworth College provides all the textbooks, tools, study materials, and academic support needed to complete this course.
Students interested in the Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting should have an interest in animals and veterinary science. Though not required, students may have some experience working in a veterinary practice. Applicants to Ashworth College should be at least 17 years old.
The Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting consists of 22 comprehensive online lessons. All lessons have the following components: a subject matter preview, a vocabulary guide, a reading assignment, practice exercises, and an online exam. You'll also receive introductory notes from your instructor with each lesson.
Veterinary Assisting Course Requirements
|Lesson Number||Lesson Name|
|1||A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Assistant|
|4||The Physical Examination|
|5||What the Animal is Trying to Tell Us|
|6||Ethics and Professionalism|
|7||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology: Part A|
|8||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology: Part B|
|9||Behavior and Physical Restraint|
|10||Pathology, Preventive Medicine and Disease|
|11||Laboratory Procedures: Part A|
|12||Laboratory Procedures: Part B|
|13||Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practices|
|17||Wounds, Fractures and Other Injuries|
|18||Dentistry and Nutrition|
|19||Nursing of Dogs and Cats|
|20||Nursing of Horses and Food Animals|
|21||Nursing of Birds, Fish and Exotics|
|22||Nursing of Orphaned and Wild Animals; Special Situations|
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting is designed to prepare you for a career in veterinary science. You will have the opportunity to pursue entry level and supervisory positions in the following settings:
Graduates of Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program may be able to pursue associate's degrees related to veterinary medicine. These programs may prepare students for supervisory positions.
Associate's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to: