Veterinary Assistant Training

Tick Identification

  • American Dog Ticks
  • Brown Dog Ticks
  • Deer Ticks
  • Ear Ticks
  • Gulf Coast Ticks
  • Lone Star Ticks
  • Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks
  • Western Blacklegged Ticks
  • Tick Personalities
  • Do Cats Get Ticks?
  • Do Ticks Fall From Trees?

Handling Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Handling Lizards
  • Handling Snakes
  • Handling Turtles and Tortoises
  • Handling Frogs and Toads

Handling Exotic Mammals

  • Handling Rabbits
  • Handling Ferrets
  • Handling Guinea Pigs
  • Handling Small Rodents
  • Handling Hedgehogs
  • Handling Chinchillas
  • Handling Prairie Dogs
  • Wildlife as Pets

Handling Avians

  • General Principles for Handling Avians
  • Introduction to Handling Large Birds

Bathing and Grooming (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Preparing for a Bath
  • Bathing Dogs and Cats
  • Chemical Dips
  • Nail Trims
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Cleaning Ears
  • Brushing Teeth
  • Clipper Care

Veterinary Medical Conditions - Volume 1 (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Allergies
  • Anal Glands
  • Bladder Stones
  • Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Mites
  • Geriatrics
  • Heat Stroke
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypertension
  • Mange
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Renal Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Seizures

Veterinary Medical Conditions - Volume 2 (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Anthrax
  • Brucellosis
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Heartworm Disease
  • Equine Infectious Anemia
  • Feline Heartworm Disease
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Fleas and Ticks
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Kennel Cough
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Panleukopenia
  • Parvovirus
  • Protozoan Parasites
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus

Ultrasound Assisting

  • Intro to Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Patient Preparation
  • Restraint, Positioning, and Safety
  • Ultrasound Machine Care and Maintenance

Exotics Identification

  • Mammals Non-Rodent
  • Rodents
  • Avian
  • Reptiles and Amphibians

Restraint for Common Procedures

  • Canine Restraint
  • Feline Restraint

Cleanliness and Orderliness

  • Introduction to Cleanliness and Orderliness
  • Reception
  • Exam Rooms
  • Treatment Area
  • Isolation
  • Kennels
  • Outdoors

Understanding Dental Equipment

  • The Dental Workstation
  • Identifying Hand Instruments
  • Maintenance of Dental Hand Instruments
  • Powered Dental Equipment

Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry

  • Dental Anatomy
  • Anatomical Direction
  • Gingival Landmarks
  • Function of the Teeth
  • Tooth Numbering System

Fluid Therapy (1.5 CE Credits Available)

  • Physiology and Water Balance in the Body
  • Indications for Fluid Therapy
  • Types of Fluids
  • Evaluating Hydration Status
  • Calculating Fluid Requirements
  • Setting Up and Mixing Fluid Bags
  • Routes of Administration
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Subcutaneous Fluid Therapy
  • Using Fluid Pumps

Administration of Medications (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Common Abbreviations
  • Ear Medications
  • Eye Medications
  • Oral Medications
  • Flea and Tick Medications
  • Subcutaneous Injections
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Topical Creams and Ointments
  • Intravenous Injections

Kennel Maintenance (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Basic Disease Transmission
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Cleaning agents
  • Animal Feeding

Medical Terminology

  • Medical Terminology: Basic Understanding
  • Anatomical Directions and Species
  • Medical Terminology: Using Prefixes
  • Medical Terminology: Using Root Words
  • Medical Terminology: Using Suffixes

Breed Identification

  • Herding Dog Breed Identification
  • Hound Dog Breed Identification
  • Non-Sporting Dog Breed Identification
  • Sporting Dog Breed Identification
  • Terrier Dog Breed Identification
  • Toy Dog Breed Identification
  • Working Dog Breed Identification
  • Feline Breeds

Canine Body Postures

  • How Dogs Communicate
  • Behavior Interpretations and Observations
  • Observing Canine Ear Carriage
  • Observing Canine Eyes and Gaze
  • Observing the Canine Mouth
  • Observing Canine Tail Carriage
  • General Canine Behavioral Interpretation
  • Interpreting Aggressive Behavior

Safety in the Veterinary Workplace

  • OSHA
  • Occupational Safety:Injury, MSDS and Fire Safety Plan
  • Safety in the Reception Area
  • Safety in the Exam Room
  • Safety in the Treatment Area
  • Safety in the Laboratory
  • Safety in the Kennel
  • Safety in the Surgery Suite
  • Keeping Storage Areas Safe
  • Safety in the Radiology Room
  • Using and Mixing Chemicals

Animal Handling

  • Introduction to Handling and Restraint
  • Good Lifting Mechanics for Dogs
  • Restraining Dogs
  • Restraining Cats
  • Tips to Consider

Pharmacy Skills (1.0 CE Credit Available)

  • Prescription Labels and Abbreviations
  • Filling a Prescription
  • Topical Drug Administration
  • Oral Drug Administration
  • Injectable Drug Administration
  • Controlled Substances

Flea and Tick Control

  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 1 - Understanding Fleas and Ticks
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 2 - Treating the Pet
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 3 - Alternative Treatment Options
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 4 - Treating the Pet's Environment

7 Strategies for Successful Staff Members

  • Flexibility in Your Job
  • Following Instructions
  • Professional Conduct
  • Record Keeping
  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • The People Business

Animal Learning

  • Introduction to Animal Learning - Part 1
  • Introduction to Animal Learning - Part 2
  • Introduction to Animal Learning - Part 3

Vaccines

  • Vaccines Part One
  • Vaccines Part Two
  • Vaccines Part Three

Supplemental Skills

  • Admitting and Discharging Non-Medical Patients
  • Deceased Animals
  • Handling Sharps and Sharps Containers
  • The Human-Animal Bond
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Identification Methods
  • Introduction to Vaccines and Handling
  • Needles and Syringes
  • Placing Animals into Cages
  • Understanding Blood Tubes

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