Career Diploma - Veterinary Assisting
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program is designed to teach students about veterinary care. Read more about the Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program at Ashworth College here.
Official Program Name:
Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting
About Ashworth College:
Ashworth College offers flexible learning options, including online learning, which allow students to integrate their education into existing family and work responsibilities. The college offers student referral bonuses, alumni savings, military benefits, employer tuition reimbursement, family savings plans, and an interest-free monthly payment program.
Students interested in the Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program at Ashworth College should have a love for animals. They should also be willing to care for animals. Applicants to Ashworth College should be at least 17 years old.
Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program is designed to teach animal physiology, pharmacology, and behavioral issues. Students have the opportunity to learn how to assist with physical exams and emergency care, perform lab tests, and administer medications. Classes are also intended to teach about ethics, professionalism, preventative medicine, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, surgical nursing, dentistry, nutrition, and how to nurse different kinds of animals. Ashworth College provides students in this program with an illustrated textbook, medical guide, study guides, and career search guide.
Required Courses for a Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashworth College to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Assistant
- Emergency Medicine
- Hands-on Opportunities
- The Physical Examination
- What the Animal is Trying to Tell Us
- Ethics and Professionalism
- Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology: Part A
- Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology: Part B
- Behavior and Physical Restraint
- Pathology, Preventive Medicine, and Disease
- Laboratory Procedures: Part A
- Laboratory Procedures: Part B
- Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practices
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Surgical Nursing
- Wounds, Fractures, and Other Injuries
- Dentistry and Nutrition
- Nursing of Dogs and Cats
- Nursing of Horses and Food Animals
- Nursing of Birds, Fish, and Exotics
- Nursing of Orphaned and Wild Animals; Special Situations
Furthering Your Education:
Graduates of the Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program at Ashworth College could go on to pursue an associate's degree in the veterinary field. This might increase their knowledge of the veterinary field and possibly prepare them for advancement in the veterinary field.
Associate's degree options include but are not limited to:
- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
- Associate of Veterinary Technician
- Associate in Veterinary Medicine
- Associate in Animal Health Technology
- Associate in Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Students who complete Ashworth College's Career Diploma in Veterinary Assisting program might be able to pursue employment in the veterinary assisting field. Their work could include administering first aid, admitting sick animals, or ordering supplies. They might be able to find work in breeding businesses, kennels, animal welfare groups, shelters, pet stores, grooming shops, zoos, or theme parks.
Positions that students could be able to pursue include:
- Animal care worker
- Veterinary assistant
- Veterinary technician
- Veterinary technologist
Ashworth College does not guarantee employment. Students are responsible for contacting their state about current certification requirements.
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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