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Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management includes:
Horse Care Management
Do you love animals — horses in particular? Have you considered a career as a veterinary assistant, stable manager, or horse caretaker? If so, this course sequence teaches you the skills you need to work directly with horses. Whether you're interested in joining a stable, equestrian center, or veterinary facility that works with large animals, having a fundamental knowledge of horse caretaking and veterinary science is essential. The Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management sequence provides a broad overview of horse care topics while teaching the technical skills needed to work as a veterinary assistant.
Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management covers the foundational skills needed to work in veterinary office with a specialized focus on horse care management. These complimentary fields of study are perfect for individuals interested in working with horses or current veterinary assistants wanting to diversify their skillset.
You will gain a breadth of knowledge that can take you from the veterinary office to the stables and beyond. You will learn to be an asset in all aspects of a horse's clinical and caretaking needs, from assisting surgical and dental procedures to measuring vitals.
Having Veterinary Assistant and Horse Care Management credentials acknowledge the dedication of those with a special interest in the well-being of horses. In addition, completing these two intensive courses adds credibility to your qualifications and affirms that you have met industry-recognized levels of proficiency.
What you will learn
How you will benefit
Instructional material requirements:
Jeff Grognet has been a companion animal veterinarian for 25 years. He was a pioneer in the field of veterinary assistant teaching, developing his first course more than 18 years ago. Due to the success of his veterinary receptionist/assistant courses, he expanded his teaching into other high-demand areas including pet first aid and alternative medical therapies for companion animals. He practices at a veterinary hospital and contributes regularly to several magazines.
Meg Anema holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science degree in Equine Reproductive Physiology from Colorado State University. Anema, a certified Career and Technical Education instructor, has taught courses in Equine Science, Animal Science, and Veterinary Science for over 10 years. She grew up training horses and has years of experience as a breeding farm manager, equine A.I. technician, and equine events coordinator.
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take to complete a course?
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you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen
(18) months to complete the course.
3. What if I don't
have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been
based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to
course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable
date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
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5. Can I get
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for federal aid. In some states,
vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified
students to take our courses.
Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance
they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
6. What happens when
I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will
awarded a certificate of completion.
7. Am I guaranteed a
ed2go courses will provide you with the skills you
obtain an entry-level position in most cases.
We don't provide direct job placement services, but our
career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to
advice on finding your first job.
Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional
upon completion of the course. Potential
students should always do research on the job market in their area
8. Who will be my
Each student is paired with a facilitator for
interaction. The facilitator will be
available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to
feedback on your performance. All of our
facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in
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12. When can I start
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13. Does this program
prepare for a certification?
Upon completion of this course you will receive a
certificate in Horse Care Management and Veterinary Assistant.
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