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Veterinary Assisting

The diploma program in Veterinary Assisting is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as an assistant to a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician. The program will provide students with a foundation of knowledge in ethics and law, animal anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and animal care activities. Through hands-on learning, students will learn to keep medical and imaging records, offer client education, assist with nursing duties, prepare for surgeries, and assist in a routine exam. This program includes a clinical externship experience.

Perform a diverse variety of tasks in customer/client service and education; front desk and clerical responsibilities; preparation of exam rooms; and assisting in areas of filling scripts, setting up lab work, and assisting with nursing and animal care. Veterinary assistants work under the supervision of veterinarians and veterinary technicians, through the establishment of standard levels of knowledge, practical experience, and skills.

Note: The following campuses: Auburndale, Brandon, Orlando & Sanford are currently pending approval of Title IV funding by the US Department of Education

Locations offering this program:

Central Campus: Auburndale
298 Havendale Blvd.
Auburndale, FL 33823

Central Campus: Brandon
503 East Bloomingdale
Brandon, FL 33511

Central Campus: Orlando
1485 Florida Mall Avenue
Orlando, FL 32809

Central Campus: Sanford
2910 South Orlando Drive
Sanford, FL 32773

Southwest Campuses: Fort.Myers
1685 Medical Lane
Ft. Myers, FL 33907

Southwest Campuses: Port Charlotte
950 Tamiami Trail, #109
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

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