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(Level I Certificate)
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Degree Plan Code: C1.VETT.SMALL.07
Small Animal Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary health team in the companion animal practice. Individuals in this position assist both the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in performing veterinary procedures in clinical settings as well as in research areas and other veterinary related fields. Students in this program can continue their studies in the Veterinary Technology program to attain the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.
The curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with the information, experience, and skills needed to perform veterinary assistant duties in a companion animal practice. Admission to the Veterinary Technology program and the Veterinary Assisting certificate program is limited. Applicants should be assessed and advised prior to enrolling in the program. Students are encouraged to have a good background in English, mathematics, and the biological sciences.
A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.
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