Do you LOVE animals?! Are you addicted to cute animal videos and all the Animal Planet shows? Then why not start a career working with adorable, loving, amazing animal creatures every day of your life?! Enroll now in this purrrrtastic meowy woof woof of a course to learn to become a Veterinary Assistant. As a Veterinary Assistant, you will learn how to help the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. You will learn the proper way to feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury, and how to clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals, or clinics.
This course combines 35-hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour voluntary externship to provide you with a complete learning experience (59 total hours). After you have registered with El Camino College, our instructional partner, The Learning Oasis, will send you information on how to order your textbook, Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, 3rd edition. Upon successful completion, you will honored with a certificate of completion from El Camino College and a big hug from your own cat or dog!