Veterinary Assistant

About this Course

Love working with animals but not ready to commit to a degree in veterinary technology? In less than a year you can earn a Veterinary Assistant certificate from CT State that will allow you to begin working in veterinary offices and hospitals caring directly for different types of animals. This program will teach you veterinary terminology, exam room procedures, pharmacology, and inventory, as well as nursing skills, vaccine protocols, treatment, prevention of internal and external parasites and much more. You’ll gain an understanding of feline and canine behavior and restraint, husbandry of exotics and pocket pets as well as common diseases and medical conditions seen in clinical practice. In addition, you’ll learn basic animal nursing skills, such as taking vitals, bandage application, ear/eye medicine administration, vaccine protocols, and treatment and prevention of internal and external parasites. Hospitalized patient care including cleaning, feeding, walking, fluid therapy and pain management as well as the importance of teamwork in veterinary practice will be discussed. Finally, you will learn about the veterinary assistant’s role in surgical procedures including patient prep and recovery, surgical room conduct and surgical instrument and supply care.

9/30-12/9 Class will be live remote online (LRON)

1/13-5/12  Class will be on campus (West 215) as well as an online component


Course Details

Continuing Ed / Non-Credit
Tuition: $2299
Subject: VET 0500

Sections Offered

CRN: 80867
Type: Hybrid
Instructor: Laura Dotta
09/30/2024 - 05/12/2025
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Wed
No Class on: 11/27, 12/11-1/8, 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 3/19