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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Assistant, A.A.S.

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This program provides the knowledge and animal handling skills required to be an integral team player within veterinary practices, research facilities, or other animal-related facilities. Students will learn to recognize behavioral signs and to care for a patient’s basic needs under the direction of the veterinarian or designate. In addition, students will learn veterinary practice management skills including cleaning facilities and equipment, booking appointments, communicating with clients, and other receptionist duties. Students become skilled in the care and handling of small and large animals, as well as office management.

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 19-21 Credits

Total Core Courses: 22-24 Credits

Recommended Electives

Students are encouraged to gain additional work experience through the summer months at a veterinary practice in their home area. Additional courses may be selected from animal science, equine science or business.

Total Electives: 16-18 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60

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