VETERINARY ASSISTANT – A010512 • Veterinary assistants support veterinarians with every aspect of animal care. Students will learn to work as part of a team, to respect one another as well as the patients, and to communicate effectively using proper terminology and self-confidence. Topics to be covered include basic first aid, medical terminology, professional and ethical standards of veterinary medicine, handling and restraint, animal anatomy, diseases and treatments, and various related studies. Completion of this course will prepare the students for full-time employment as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital.
Students will be expected to meet all of the course goals and be able to demonstrate their understanding of the underlying concepts. The instruction will include lecture, class discussion, hands on training whenever possible, and assigned reading materials. Students will be asked to work both individually and in teams and practice communication and problem solving skills. The veterinary community will be involved to a certain extent in the student’s educational process, and may be counted on to provide sources for outside activities.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||HOURS|
|ATE0006||Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1||450|
|ATE0070||Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2||150|
VETERINARY ASSISTANT – A010512
$11.12 hourly, $23,130 annual
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• Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) (FLVMA002)
Program Length: 750 hours
FALL & SPRING HOURS:
M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
SUMMER: Hours may vary
Schedule must take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) – unless you are exempt:
• Applicants holding an associate’s degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited school are waived from taking the TABE and will need to provide the official sealed transcript showing the completed degree
• Applicants who have graduated with a standard high school diploma from the State of Florida as of 2007 are exempt from taking the (TABE) test (official high school sealed transcript required)
1. Meet with an advisor to discuss career programs.
2. Complete an application, and pay a $30.00 non-refundable application fee. The application fee is valid for one year.
3. Complete Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test if required.
• Students who self-identify with a disability will be referred to Specialized Student Services.