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!
||High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||Credit transfer is decided upon on a case by case and program by program basis. Please contact the institution for more information
|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 » |