Animal Care & Veterinary Assistant

PRE-REQUISITES
  • All students must have a High School Diploma.
  • Our Animal Care Specialties course is the pre-requisite for Veterinary Assistant Technology.
  • Potential students should have an interest in a career that involves working with animals.
  • For more information, please contact our Transitions Advisor, Oscar Lopez at Olopez@euhsd.org
  • To register visit our online registration page.
Animal Care and Veterinary Assisting Technologies
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ANIMAL CARE SPECIALTIES - pre-requisite for Veterinary Assisting Technology
  • Provides entry-level job skills for the animal care industry.
  • Students that pass the class may continue with the medically oriented Veterinary Assistant class in the Spring.
  • Instruction includes medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology, infectious diseases, handling, and restraint, medicating and grooming, surgical preparation, safety, and other topics.
  • Potential students should have an interest in a career that involves working with companion animals.
  • This class is an exploration of the many job opportunities in the field of animal care.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 hours of externship or work experience to qualify for a Veterinary Assisting Technology externship.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded to the student on completion of the course.    
 
VETERINARY ASSISTING TECHNOLOGY - pre-requisite for Veterinary Technician
  • Provides additional medical job skills for the animal care industry.
  • Instruction includes radiology, anesthesia, hematology, urinalysis, dentistry,
    pharmacology, and parasitology.
  • General introduction of lab animal/pocket pets, equine, avian, and reptiles are explored.
  • Students are encouraged to complete a 120hr industry-related externship. Students must have completed a 60hr Animal Care Specialties externship or work experience to qualify for a Veterinary Assisting Technology externship.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded to the student on completion of the course.