Available Courses On-LIne
This a listing of the current courses you can take. Click on the image for detailed information. For more information and to register, click on the Ed2Go icon below the text.
Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This six-week course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, fulfills two purposes. It not only shows aspiring veterinary students the ropes, but it also gives pet owners valuable tips.
If you want to see if working in a veterinary hospital is for you, this course provides the information you need to make a decision. If you are a pet owner that wants to take better care of your pets and understand what your veterinarian is telling you, this course is for you. Many people that take the course are already employed at a veterinary hospital.
This six-week course is the definitive guide to the principles of sound dog breeding. If you plan on breeding dogs, this course is all you need. If you're a veterinary assistant or preparing to become one, this course helps you understand the essential facts so you can knowledgeably converse with clients on the complexities of canine reproduction.
You’ll cover evaluation of breeding stock, the best time to breed, the difference between artificial insemination and natural service, pregnancy, whelping and complications, caring for the newborns, as well as ailments that occur during and after pregnancy.
Veterinary Assistant 3
This course is the third instalment in our "Become a Veterinary Assistant" series. It is recommended, though not absolutely required, that you take Veterinary Assistant I before this one.
In this six-week course, you’ll learn the practical skills assistants use while working in the hospital. If you’ve never worked with animals in medical setting, this course can help open your eyes to what is done and how to do it.
Find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your love for animals into a profitable career. This six-week course gives you all the information you need to create and operate a pet sitting business.
You’ll master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You’ll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You’ll learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections. You’ll learn the business components – finance, marketing, insurance, how to set a fee schedule, interviewing prospective clients, and preparing a business plan.
Career Training Program
This program prepares you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. Over three to six months (or even longer if you need it), you'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs.
You’ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals.