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Veterinary Assistant

Train to Become a Veterinary Assistant!

If you love working with animals, take the first step towards a new career in the veterinary field with MK Education’s Veterinary Assistant Program. To register, please contact Irina Cline by phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2383 or e-mail.
Morton College offers a payment plan option for those who qualify. For more information, please contact Irina Cline via phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2383 or e-mail.

Train to Become a Veterinary Assistant!

If you love working with animals, take the first step towards a new career in the veterinary field with MK Education’s Veterinary Assistant Program. To register, please contact Irina Cline by phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2383 or e-mail.
Morton College offers a payment plan option for those who qualify. For more information, please contact Irina Cline via phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2383 or e-mail.

Vet Assistant Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Course Dates​

Mondays & Wednesdays
September 21, 2020 - March 10, 2021
6:00-9:45PM

Virtual Class Format

Externship: March 29 - May 29, 2021

FREE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

August 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please RSVP at https://mortonvetfa20.eventbrite.com

What Are the Advantages of the Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Get real work experience at a veterinary clinic or hospital near you when you enroll in our program. During the hands-on portion, you have the opportunity to learn from veterinary experts while applying classroom knowledge in a real-life setting.
For more information please refer to the attached flyer.

Veterinary Career Courses at Morton College

What Training Does the Program Provide?

MK Education’s dedicated instructors have expertise in the field and provide hands-on training that enables you to work side-by-side with a veterinary team.

Program students learn about the various duties required of veterinary assistants in addition to human relations skills, medical terminology and veterinary technology.

Students participating in the Veterinary Assistant Training Program will learn how to:

  • Participate in veterinary functions: shadowing or hands on training Perform Sanitation Procedure according to Standards Maintain Equipment
  • Communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals
  • Clean and disinfect cages and work areas
  • Sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment Provide post-operative care
  • Administer medication orally or topically
  • Prepare samples for laboratory examination under a veterinarian's or veterinarian technician's supervision
  • Assist with animal care (feed, water, exercise, etc.)
  • Perform animal restraint
  • Perform clerical duties (phones, greeting customers, record keeping, taking appointments, etc.)
  • Fill and administer vaccines under Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician supervision (varies by site)
  • Prepare for surgery
  • Fill prescriptions
  • Perform laboratory testing
  • Prepare animals for veterinary examination
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