This informative 300-hour program, endorsed by Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA), provides skills high in demand in veterinary facilities, animal hospitals, animal shelters, and animal laboratories. Graduates can assist veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians with: office work, animal nursing care, surgical assistance, laboratory sampling, and client education. Be a part of the animal handling, diagnostic, examination, and treatments team!
VETERINARY ASSISTANT PROGRAM CURRICULUM:
- Large Animal Procedures
- Small and Companion Animal Procedures
- Exotic Animal Procedures
- Laboratory Procedures
- Office Procedures
- Pharmacy Procedures
- Radiology Procedures
- Surgical Assistance
At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to take the PVMA --Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association exam. This exam is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. There is a written and practical portion to the exam.
For an additional fee, students are eligible to take the NAVTA-approved national veterinary assistant exam. With successful completion of the exam, individuals will become Approved Veterinary Assistants (AVA) and be recognized for their accomplishment with the AVA designation.
Next Course Begins JULY 2014. Registration information will be available on the Dauphin County Technical School website in the Spring.
Veterinary Assistant Program Application
Contact us with any questions:
Dauphin County Technical School
Adult Education Office
717-652-3170, ext. 7445