Veterinary Assistant Program
Our 10-month Veterinary Assistant diploma program is located within our Highland Heights and Akron locations. Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is modeled after the human medical concept providing advanced care and a 24-hour emergency department. Our hospitals houses eight specialty departments: cardiology, critical care, oncology, neurology, surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and exotics.
What does this mean for our students?
Our Veterinary Assistant students will have the unique opportunity to apply their knowledge from the classroom immediately in our 24-hour facility. The opportunities to put the didactic portion of your learning experience to work is endless. You will learn to be an effective veterinary assistant through the study of office procedures, animal handling and restraint, medical terminology, radiology and ultrasound imaging. You will be able to assist veterinary technicians and veterinarians with emergency cases while you work in a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
Utilize knowledge and interpersonal skills to educate clients and communicate with colleagues.
Operate and maintain veterinary equipment and facilities.
Provide appropriate restraint for examination and other diagnostic procedures.
Maintain inventory and order processing of medications and other hospital supplies.
Provide support with pre- and post-operative patients.
Properly collect and package laboratory samples.
Provide medical treatments to animals under veterinary care with supervision.
Prepare the patient and maintain sterility for common surgical procedures.
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