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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Veterinary Assisting Certificate - Online

Vet Assistant

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? Taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, this intensive course provides the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary team. Our complete veterinary training is designed for people who want to work as veterinary assistants at veterinary hospitals and for those already employed in related positions.

You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs. You'll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. The course concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you'll see how to create an effective resume, advance your expertise, and develop strong interview skills. You will truly learn everything you need to know to be successful in your new career.

Date: Open enrollment. Start anytime - up to 6 months to complete.

What You Will Learn

  • The anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems.    
  • How to handle medical records and communicate with clients and coworkers.    
  • How to restrain animals for procedures, take vital signs, and bathe them.    
  • All about nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication.    
  • How to assist during surgery and dental procedures.    
  • Preparation of prescriptions and taking blood samples and radiographs.  

How You Will Benefit      

  • Upon passing this course, you'll have the credentials and knowledge to be a valued team member in a veterinary hospital.    
  • You will be able to use your instructor as a professional reference.    
  • Assistance from our Externship Coordinator and access to our new Externship Starter Kit

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 22.5
Course Code:
 UETG 100 
Certificate Price: $1,995 (financing available through our partner, ed2go)

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