Work with animals! The Penn Foster Career School Veterinary Assistant Program can help you make a difference. Your abilities can keep animals healthy, nurse them when ill — even save their lives! Train quickly and conveniently.
Learn how to:
Obtain animal health histories and records.
Provide specialized nursing care.
Assist in surgical procedures.
Wash, feed, and care for animals, and much more.
And you’ll learn it all at home — no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about animal-related issues from care and handling to veterinary practice and administration.
Start a rewarding career in a growing field.
Why take a Veterinary Assistant training program? With the right credentials, you can:
Be an important part of a professional veterinary staff.
Work at a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, kennel, or laboratory.
Demand for professional Veterinary Assistants will rise nearly 23% through 2018.* Pet owners increasingly take advantage of veterinary services, spurring employment growth for Veterinary Assistants. That means more opportunity for you!
- Learning Strategies »
- Introduction to Animal Care »
- Behavior »
- Handling and Restraint »
- Introduction to Veterinary Terminology »
- Animal Skeletal and Muscular Systems »
- Integumentary, Circulatory, and Respiratory Systems »
- Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary Systems »
- Nervous System, Sensory Organs, and Endocrine System »
- Nutrition »
- Genetics, Reproduction, and Aging »
- Avian and Reptile Anatomy »
- History and Physical Examination »
- Pathology »
- Immunology »
- Emergency Care »
- Wound Care and Management »
- Clinical Parasitology »
- Small and Large Animal Nursing, Parts 1 & 2 »
- Radiology, Parts 1 & 2 »
- Instrumentation and Principles of Aseptic Technique »
- Surgical and Anesthetic Preparation »
- Veterinary Practice and Administration »
- Interpersonal Communication »
- General Accounting Practices »
- Veterinary Practice Procedures »