Continuing Education: Veterinary Assistant Course
The veterinary assistant course will be held September 10 through November 26 with classes being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost for the course is $595.
The veterinary assistant course provides students with the skills needed to interact with clients and their animals, assist the veterinarian and/or veterinary technician during exams, administer medications and perform other basic animal healthcare duties.
Students will learn:
- Correct restraint positions
- Common sites for blood collection
- Obtaining temperature, plus and respiration
- Basic anatomy of dogs and cats
- Administering medications
- Frequent medical problems
- Animal dental procedures
- Receptionist duties
- Radiological duties
- And more.
The course requires 102 hours, including 30 hours in off-campus clinical training and several Saturday field trips.
For more information or to enroll, contact the Enrollment Services Center at (803) 508-7263 or visit the center in the Ashley J. Little Administration Building (100 Building). Those enrolling in the course must have at least a high school diploma or GED.