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Health Careers Education
Surgical Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant
The student will obtain the knowledge necessary to manage a surgical patient in a veterinary clinic.
Lara Skaggs

-Assist in performing surgical preparations.
-Maintain proper operating room conduct and aseptic technique.
-Understand surgery and anesthesia logs.
-Assist in monitoring the surgical patient.

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