Veterinary Assistant Program of Study (New 2021-2022)

  • The Veterinary Assistant program prepares individuals to support veterinarians by providing assistance during animal examinations, treatment administration and monitoring; by keeping animal and related health record information; and by performing a range of selected practice-related duties. This program is designed to provide instruction in preparing the animal for examination and treatment, sterilizing equipment and performing selected routine laboratory procedures under direct supervision of the veterinarian. Instruction also includes maintaining medical and business records, charting and scheduling activities and a wide range of practice- related duties as applied to animal health care, the biomedical field and the pet industry. The health occupational planned courses include the study of life sciences with emphasis on animal anatomy, physiology, diseases, reproduction, genetics, nutrition, animal laboratory procedures, aseptic technique, OSHA regulations, infection control and procedures. Clinical education is an integral part of the program. Science and math taught by certificated science and math teachers will be coordinated and deemed essential for students to successfully reach their career objectives.

     

    Industry Certifications

    OSHA 10 hr Healthcare

    Fear Fear Restraint and Handling

    Red Cross Pet First Aid

    RECOVER CPR

     

    Career Opportunities

     

    Entry level

    Veterinary Receptionist 

    Kennel Assistant

    Veterinary Assistant 

    Aquarist 

    Dog Bather

    Pet Sitter/Dog Daycare Provider

    Dog Walker 

    Animal Breeder

    Pet Store Sales Representative

    Animal Trainer 

    Pet Store Clerk 

    Pet Insurance Agent

     

    Technical Jobs

    Veterinary Technician

    Veterinary Technician Specialist 

    Groomer 

    Veterinary Office Manager 

    Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 

    Zoo Keeper 

    Animal Control Officer 

    Laboratory Animal Caretaker 

    Veterinary Technician Educator

    Canine Physical Therapist 

    Marine Mammal Trainer

    Biology Research Technician

     

    Professional Jobs

     

    Zoologist 

    Wildlife Conservationist

    Wildlife Biologist 

    Wildlife Rehabilitator 

    Marine Biologist

    Pet Behaviorist 

    Animal Health Inspector

    Animal Geneticist

    Veterinary Practice Manager 

    Veterinarian 

    Veterinary Specialist

    Pet Nutritionist 

     

Teacher Contact Information

  • Mr. Nicholas Rivituso

    412-469-3200

    nrivituso@steelcentertech.com