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Tuesday, December 11 | 6:00-7:00pm
The Conference Center at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
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VETERINARY ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent; a clear understanding of written and spoken English; proof of personal health insurance (before registering for Module 4).

This program, approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), is designed for the student interested in pursuing an entry-level career in the field of veterinary medicine. Veterinary assistants serve as integral members of the veterinary team under direct supervision of the veterinarian or veterinary technician. Trained veterinary assistants offer added value to a veterinary practice and a certificate in veterinary assisting will enhance your resume.

Students who have completed this certificate program will have the knowledge and abilities to take NAVTA’s national certification examination.

To earn the certificate, the student must successfully complete all modules of the certificate program in sequential order.

Module 1: Introduction to the Veterinary Profession

Module 2: Nursing Skills-Part I

Module 3: Nursing Skills-Part II

Module 4: Laboratory Skills

Module 5: Clinical Externship

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

Instructors: Sherif Gerges, CVT, Patrick Trusdell, CVT; Allie Whartenby, CVT


Modules 1 and 2 are for new students starting the program in February 2019.

Modules 3 and 4 are for students currently enrolled in the program.


 

MODULE 1: Introduction to the Veterinary Profression

This session will provide you with an overview of the profession of veterinary medicine and the role of each member of the veterinary team. You will learn practice management skills including office and hospital procedures and client relations. Other topics include: common canine, feline, and equine breeds; medical terminology; pharmacy and pharmacology skills.

 

3.6 CEU

Cost: $593

NCASC-CS016-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 28

Apr 9

12 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Allie Whartenby

 

 

MODULE 2: Nursing Skills - Part I

Prerequisite: Module 1

Learn how to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians effectively with examinations and surgical procedures. Understand the skills needed to play a role in the treatment and prevention of disease. Other topics include basic anatomy, restraint, animal husbandry, first aid, and vital signs monitoring.

3.9 CEU

Cost: $642

NCASC-CS017-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 23

Jun 4

13 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm

Sherif Gerges

Patrick Trusdell

 

 

MODULE 3: Nursing Skills - Part II

Prerequisite: Module 1 & 2

Learn how to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians effectively with examinations and surgical procedures. Understand the skills needed to play a role in the treatment and prevention of disease. Other topics include basic anatomy, restraint, animal husbandry, first aid, and vital signs monitoring.

3.9 CEU

Cost: $642

NCASC-CS017-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 15

Feb 26

13 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm

Sherif Gerges

Patrick Trusdell

 

 

MODULE 4: Laboratory Skills

Prerequisite: Modules 1, 2 & 3

Receive an introduction to the diagnostic tools used in veterinary practice and learn the skills needed to assist the veterinary team. Common veterinary laboratory diagnostics will be covered as well as lab record keeping. This course will also provide you with a chance to review and prepare for the clinical externship.

3.6 CEU

Cost: $593

NCASC-CS019-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 12

Apr 18

12 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm

Sherif Gerges

Patrick Trusdell

 

 

MODULE 5: Clinical Externship

Prerequisite: Modules 1, 2, 3, & 4

Dates will be announced in the Summer 2019 catalog.

All students will be required to complete the clinical externship at a pre-approved veterinary setting to earn the Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate. Students will be required to purchase a uniform for this module and must have proof of personal health insurance. This 100-hour externship will be arranged for each student with the veterinary site.


 


 
 
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