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Veterinarian Assistant

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NEXT SESSION: TBD

*This will be a hybrid course. Hybrid courses have one scheduled face-to-face meeting time per week and an online component. Hybrid courses are completed on-campus with specific meeting days and times per week, with the remainder of the assignments completed online.*

This comprehensive 90-hour program will provide students with the foundation of working with and caring for small animals to prepare them for entry level positions in the animal care field. Students will familiarize themselves with medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, animal husbandry, office procedures, and client services. Special emphasis will be placed on safety of the patient and veterinary staff, along with moral advocacy for the animal or pet. The laboratory component will include demonstrations, practice on models, and hands on instruction.This course will be broken into two components: 

  • Part 1: 60 hours of classroom instruction, lab exercises, and hands-on training
  • Part 2: 30 - 60 hours of internship at a neighboring animal hospital, clinic, or veterinarian office

COURSE SCHEDULE

TBD

TUITION: $1,000

BOOKS

Books are not included in the cost of tuition. Students are responsible for purchasing the following book(s):

 Course Name  Book Title  Author  Edition  ISBN
 Veterinary Technician Assistant (CSA 535-E1)  Elsevier's Veterinary Assistant  Margi Sirois    9780323681452

PREREQUISITES 

High School Diploma or GED/HiSET 

REGISTRATION 

Registration is closed. This program will be offered again in Fall 2022.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration closes one week prior to the start of class.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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CONTACT INFO

If you have additional questions, please contact us at cwd@rcc.mass.edu