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Veterinary Assistant and Therapy Dog Handler classes.




Have you ever wanted to become a certified therapy dog handler, from a legitimate recognized agency, and bring joy and smiles to people in different environments and types of facilities? In this one-day, 4-hour class, you will meet a practicing therapy dog (and his handler!) and learn how to pass the therapy dog handler written and behavioral tests.  Course provides a list of facilities using therapy dog services in your area, leading certifying agencies, dog training tips and resources, and post-class support as you work toward your therapy dog certification. We combine group discussions, lecture, demonstrations and videos of therapy dog evaluations used by different registering agencies.  A comprehensive therapy handler resource guide with over 50 valuable website links is included in the course fee. Please do not bring your dog.  


Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 9/23/2017, ending 9/23/2017

Tuition: $65.00

Instructor : Richard Katz 

Location : TBA Location : 

Materials Cost: $0.00

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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). 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! Textbook:  Elsevier's Veterinary Assisting Textbook, 2e 2nd Edition  by Margi Sirois EdD MS RVT LAT 


Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM; 5 sessions; starting 10/14/2017, ending 11/11/2017

Tuition: $799.00

Instructor : Learning Oasis 

Location : ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112 Location : 
  ITEC BLDG - Industry Tech Education Center 112.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Free information session for anyone interested in enrolling in the Veterinary Assistant Training program.  Attend this orientation to meet the instructor Jenia Donaldson, learn all the specifics of the program and the job opportunities waiting for you as a Veterinary Assistant.   Free to attend, reservation required:  Reserve online at or call 310-660-6460.


Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM; starting 9/9/2017, ending 9/9/2017

Tuition: $0.00

Instructor : Learning Oasis 

Location : Alondra Rm (Book Store Building) Location : 
  Alondra Rm (Book Store Building).

Materials Cost: $0.00

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