ED-MHC-116 Veterinary Assistant Specialist

Price: 
$2,600.00
Category: 
Medical & Healthcare
Combined Hours: 
495
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses:
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Medical Terminology
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Our Veterinary Assistant Specialist program prepares you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. Our course prepares you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

This course provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. The course begins with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, and progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There are sections covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals. Clinical scenarios are provided in this course to help demonstrate application of the skills to real world practice.

NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Prerequisite(s): None

 

Veterinary Medical Terminology

Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology. Case studies exemplify how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice. 

The software provided with this course makes review of the concepts fun through the use of interactive games and audio pronunciation of the terms.

Prerequisite(s): None

** Course Subject to Change.

Veterinary Assistant

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations
  • List the steps to perform basic pet health care and maintenance
  • Name the steps to identify various breeds and species
  • Recall systems of the animal body and their diseases
  • Recognize common behavior and ways to prevent behavior problems

Veterinary Medical Terminology

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of veterinary medical terminology
  • List the steps to analyze prefixes and suffixes
  • Define the function and structure of systems of the body
  • Recall common anatomical terminology for various animals
  • Recognize terms to describe procedures performed on various systems of the body to treat injury and disease

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Module 1
Practice Management and Client Relations

  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Veterinary Abbreviations
  • Medical Records
  • Scheduling and Appointments
  • Computer and Keyboarding Skills
  • Veterinary Office Management
  • Communication and Client Relations
  • Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues

Veterinary Assistant Module 2
Dogs, Cats, Avian & Pocket Pets

  • Dog Breed Identification
  • Cat Breed Identification
  • Avian Breed Identification
  • Pocket Pet Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 3
Rabbits, Reptiles, Fish, Wildlife & Cattle

  • Rabbit Identification
  • Reptile & Amphibian Breed Identification
  • Ornamental Fish Identification
  • Wildlife Management & Rehabilitation
  • Zoo & Exotic Animals
  • Laboratory Animal & Research Animal Management
  • Beef & Dairy Cattle Breed Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 4
Equine, Swine, Sheep, Goats, & Poultry

  • Equine Breed Identification
  • Draft Animal Breed Identification
  • Swine Breed Identification
  • Sheep Breed Identification
  • Goat Breed Identification
  • Poultry Breed Identification
  • Aquaculture Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 5
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 1

  • The Structure of Living Things
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Renal System

Veterinary Assistant Module 6
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 2

  • Reproductive System
  • The Immune System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Sensory System
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology as Disease Processes
  • Treating Disease

Veterinary Assistant Module 7
Animal Behavior & Veterinary Safety

  • Animal Behavior
  • Common Behavior Problems
  • Veterinary Restraint & Handling
  • Restraint Equipment
  • Veterinary Safety
  • OSHA Guidelines & Regulations
  • Veterinary Sanitation
  • Aseptic Techniques

Veterinary Assistant Module 8
Clinical Procedures

  • The Physical Examination
  • The Patient History
  • Examination Procedures
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Evaluating Emergency Situations
  • Grooming Procedures
  • Veterinary Assisting Procedures
  • Administering Injections
  • Socialization & Exercise of Patients

Veterinary Assistant Module 9
Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, & Surgical

  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Veterinary Laboratory Equipment
  • Radiology Procedures
  • Radiation Safety
  • Pharmacy Procedures
  • Dispensing Medications
  • Surgical Assisting Procedures
  • Surgical Suite Maintenance
  • Postoperative Patient Care

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Veterinary Medical Terminology

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 1
Introduction to Medical Terminology

  • Anatomy of a Medical Term
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Combining Vowels & Forms
  • Analyzing Medical Terms
  • General Pronunciation Guidelines
  • Positions & Planes
  • Grouping Things Together
  • Labeling a Diagram
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 2
Common Anatomical Terms

  • Two Words, Same Meaning
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Equine
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Cattle
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Goats
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Sheep
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Swine
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Dogs
  • Common Anatomical Terms for Cats
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 3
Body Systems - Part 1

  • Function of the Cardiovascular System
  • Structure of the Cardiovascular System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Cardiovascular System
  • Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Respiratory System
  • Function & Structure of the Integumentary System
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Integumentary System
  • Function & Structure of the Endocrine System
  • Pathology of the Endocrine System
  • Procedures of the Endocrine System

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 4
Body Systems - Part 2

  • The Reproductive System
  • The Estrous Cycle
  • Mating, Pregnancy, and Birth
  • The Nervous System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Function & Structure of the Eye
  • Mechanism of Hearing
  • Mechanism of Equilibrium
  • Pathology & Procedures of the Ears

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 5
Systems & Diseases 

  • The Hematologic System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Immune System
  • Oncology
  • Laboratory Terminology
  • Pathogenic Organisms
  • Types of Diseases
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Pharmacologic and Surgical Terms

Veterinary Medical Terminology Module 6
Dealing with Specific Animals

  • Anatomy, Breeding, & Vaccinations
  • Dogs & Cats
  • Descriptive Terms
  • Horses, Donkeys, Mules, and Ponies
  • Terms for Unsoundness in Horses
  • Ruminants: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Camelids
  • Pigs and Swine Management Terms
  • Birds, Poultry, and Pet Bird Terms
  • Rodents, Ferrets, and Rabbits
  • Reptiles and Amphibians

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

All course materials included.

Veterinary Assistant

Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Veterinary Assistant and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.