If you are interested in applying to Brookdale’s Veterinary Assistant program, you must attend one of these free workshops. Find out about the competitive admission process, the program prerequisites, required documentation, application deadline, timelines for submitting documentation, and the physical and technical skills requirements. Learn about the job of a veterinary assistant so you can decide if you want to pursue this career. Meet program instructors from Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH). Enrollment in the Veterinary Assistant Program is limited and admission is competitive.
The Veterinary Assistant Program in collaboration with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is approved through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team, working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician. Through classroom and clinical instruction, Students are trained to provide assistance in the following area of study:
Areas of Study:
Office procedures and client relations, pharmacy, preventative healthcare, behavior and restraint, veterinary medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, safety in the veterinary workplace, animal nursing, laboratory procedures, surgical and recovery room assistance, radiology, and emergency response.
254 hours (93 classroom, 57 online, and 104 clinical).
Students who graduate are eligible to sit for the national exam to earn the designation of Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA).
*Class begins January 31, 2022.
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