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Health Careers Education
Internship for Veterinary Assistant
Students will participate in an internship in the veterinary clinic. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to accept a position in a veterinary clinic as a Vet Assistant.
Lara Skaggs

-Practice effective communication skills for the
veterinary clinic.
-Demonstrate appropriate telephone skills for the
veterinary clinic.
-Manage the veterinary clinic.
-Maintain records in the veterinary clinic.
-Identify common breeds of animals found in the
veterinary clinic.
-Dispose of medical waste properly.
-Implement isolation procedures.
-Handle and restrain animals.
-Observe and report animal conditions.
-Clean and disinfect animal compartments.
-Demonstrate proper feeding techniques.
-Bathe and disinfect animals.
-Weigh animals.
-Demonstrate proper technique for common procedures
involving large animals.
-Demonstrate proper technique for common procedures
involving small animals.
-Collect specimens.
-Prepare for and clean up after laboratory procedures.
-Bag and label animals for disposal.

Veterinary Assistant - CTTC

Veterinary Technician - AAVSB

Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

Health Career Certification CD-ROM - CIMC


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Veterinary Assistant