Veterinary Assisting: Video Overview
Grade Level: 11, 12
Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)
Location: NEWTech - Rm. 136
Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional second year 540-hour course available for qualifying students.
Program Description: To prepare for employment in Veterinary careerstudents learn anatomy and physiology, as well as animal health and disease, animal behavior, and client communication.
The class is academically rigorous and focuses on technical skills and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace.
Syllabus: 2023-2024 Vet. Asst. Syllabus
High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Science (.5/semester)
Year One Course - Junior or Senior standing
Year Two Course - B or better in Year 1 course and instructor's approval
Certifications: Blood Borne Pathogens/HIV @ Spokane Community College
Careers in this field:
- Animal Caretaker
- Animal Intake Officer
- Animal Trainer
- Groomer Assistant
- Kennel Assistant
- Veterinary Assistant
- Veterinary Receptionist
- Veterinary Technician (AAS)
- Veterinary Technologist (BS)