This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Veterinary Office Assistant

The Veterinary Office Assistant handles daily administrative duties of the veterinary team. This course outlines step-by-step instructions for completing these daily tasks such as scheduling appointments, billing and accounting, communicating effectively and compassionately with clients, managing medical records, budgeting, marketing, managing inventory, using outside diagnostic laboratory services, and more. Make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them while working as a Veterinary Office Assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, or university.


The Job Outlook

Employment of veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is concentrated in veterinary services, an industry that is expected to grow very quickly during the projection decade. Fast industry growth will be spurred by a growing pet population and advancements in veterinary medicine. Although veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers will be needed to assist veterinarians and other veterinary care staff, some veterinary practices are expected to increasingly replace veterinary assistants with higher skilled veterinary technicians and technologists, thus slowing the demand for veterinary assistants.


Veterinary Medical Terminology 225 Hours

Veterinary Medical Terminology provides a visual approach to learning medical terms and understanding the basics of veterinary medicine. A systematic process of breaking down medical terms into their component parts allows readers to comprehend the root medical concepts and apply critical thinking skills when faced with new and unfamiliar medical terminology. Case studies exemplify how medical terminology would be experienced in an actual veterinary practice. The software provided with this course makes review of the concepts fun through use of interactive games and audio pronunciation of the terms.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of veterinary medical terminology
  • Identify the steps to analyze prefixes and suffixes
  • Comprehend the function and structure of systems of the body
  • Identify common anatomical terminology for various animals
  • Recall terms to describe procedures performed on various systems of the body to treat injury and disease

Veterinary Office Assistant 180 Hours

The Veterinary Office Assistant handles daily administrative duties of the veterinary team. This course outlines step-by-step instructions for completing these daily tasks such as scheduling appointments, billing and accounting, communicating effectively and compassionately with clients, managing medical records, budgeting, marketing, managing inventory, using outside diagnostic laboratory services, and more. Make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them while working as a Veterinary Office Assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, or university.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the roles of the veterinary office team
  • Identify the elements of the veterinary practice as a business
  • Comprehend strategies for managing client relations
  • Identify systems for managing client records, inventory, and budgets
  • Identify common veterinary procedures, diseases, and treatments

NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.




Certification:

Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Office Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Veterinary Office Assistant and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Veterinary Office Assistant (CVOA). Fee is included for the NCCB exam.


Materials Included:

  • An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology by Janet Amundson  Romich
  • Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, 2nd Edition by Heather Prendergast


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