As a Veterinary Assistant you will help the Veterinarian or the Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks. You will feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury, clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics. This course combines 35-hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour externship to provide you with a complete learning experience for a total of 59 hours of instruction. Prerequisites: 18 years of age or older; HS diploma or GED; proficiency in keyboarding; basic understanding of computing & word processing; command of English language (pre-assessments administered online prior to class). Students will be required to have internet access, printing capabilities and an email address. No veterinary office work experience required. Call 408-852-2801 for information packet. Financial assistance available through Boston Reed College partnership loans at 800-201-1141. Offered in partnership with Boston Reed College.