The Veterinary Assistant program provides individuals the opportunity to gain knowledge, basic skills and abilities necessary to assist in a veterinary office or pet care environment as a Veterinary Assistant. This program is designed for students who would like to assist the Veterinarian in maximizing the health care of animals. The student will learn basic nursing care for a variety of animals. Depending on the state that the graduate is employed, the veterinary assistant may have more responsibilities. Upon satisfactory completion of the Veterinary Assistant course the student will be eligible for certification through the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. AVImark testing and certification will also be available to the successful student upon completion of the software course.
- Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology
- Veterinary Terminology
- Basic Lab Skills
- Parasite Identification
- Routine Preventative Health Care
- Animal Nutrition
- Basic Restraint for small animals
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Surgery Assistance
- Nursing Care
- Environmental Maintenance
- Veterinary Front Office Procedures
- Certification Preparation
The Veterinary Assistant program is certified by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. Students are not certified/registered for the CVA or AVImark certification upon graduation from the program. Students must successfully complete their examinations to become certified/registered. Contact the Veterinary Assistant Program Coordinator at 417-659-5430 for more information.
Important Note: Franklin Technology Center programs are based on clock hours and may not be transferable to other educational facilities. Franklin Technology Center requires students to maintain a 90% attendance and an overall 75% course average during the program.
Franklin Technology Center’s program is not a veterinary technician program. To become Veterinary Technician students must complete an accredited associate degree in a veterinary technician program.