Our nation's pet population is growing rapidly. Society is expecting a higher level of care for their pets, desiring them to have the same care they receive themselves. This has created a strong demand for qualified animal care services. The growing interest in animals is creating thousands of new jobs. Those with the best preparation and background get the best jobs. Excellent training can be your key to success. Achieve the skills you need to succeed in a fascinating new career with animals. Learn up-to-date career skills and hands-on experience with today's technology. Know how the job is done today, and how it will be done tomorrow. The Veterinary Assisting Program is intended to train individuals to gain knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform in a veterinary office. The student will learn to provide nursing for animals under the direction of the veterinarian. Students will learn all aspects of assisting in the operation of a veterinary practice. They will learn the basics of first aid, anatomy, routine care, emergency care, surgical preparation and basic nursing techniques. They will learn how animals communicate, animal behavior, training, breeding and the life cycles of young, adult, and old animals. Students will learn teamwork and how to communicate in the veterinary office. The objective of the Veterinary Assisting program is to develop students skills to assist Veterinarians at an entry-level position to treat illness, ease discomfort, cure diseases, mend injuries, improve nutrition, increase the happiness, and the life expectancy of animals.
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