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Veterinary Assistant


Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; 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


MODULE 3: Nursing Skills-Part II
Prerequisite: Module 1, 2
3.0 CEU. Cost: $494


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
Jun 5
Jul 12
10 Tu, Th 6-9pm Sherif Gerges, CVT
Patrick Trusdell, CVT

No class Jul 3, Jul 5


Module 5: Clinical Externship
Prerequisite: Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4


Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor
May 15
Aug 10
Allie Whartenby

No class Jul 3, Jul 5

All students will be required to complete the clinical externship at a pre-approved veterinary setting to earn the
Veterinary Assistant Certificate. Students will be required to purchase a uniform for this module and must have proof of
personal insurance. This 75-hour externship will be arranged for each student with the veterinary site.
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