The ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III
(leading to ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification-III).
Learn the practical skills you'll
need to be a valuable veterinary assistant or educated pet owner.
Taught by a practicing veterinarian, this course is the third
installment in our "Become a Veterinary Assistant" series.
Please join us as we explore all the
many duties that a veterinary assistant typically performs. Through
instruction and demonstration, you'll learn how to safely restrain
an animal for blood tests, urine collection, and injections. Then
you'll find out how to obtain blood samples, which needles to use
for which patient, where the best anatomical sites for collecting
blood are located, and how to catheterize a bladder.
We'll also review the basics of blood and urine interpretation so
you'll come to understand how veterinarians diagnose various
You'll gain a throughout understanding of examination room
procedures, including disinfecting, prepping, and taking a patient's
TPR (temperature, pulse, and respiration).
Other handy skills we'll cover
include expressing anal glands, bathing, cleaning ears, giving
medication, establishing the sex of a young kitten, puppy, or bunny,
determining age, and trimming nails.
Throughout the course, you'll benefit from videos that demonstrate
many of these procedures and techniques, as well as state-of-the-art
interactive graphics. It's as close as you can get to actually being
right there in the veterinarian's office!
This course includes a knowledgeable
and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Jeff Grognet.
ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III
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 almost 20 years ago. The overwhelming
success of his veterinary receptionist/assistant college courses led
him to expand his teaching into other areas in high demand,
including pet first aid, and alternative medical therapies for
companion animals. He practices with his wife at a Veterinary
Hospital in BC, Canada. Jeff has published a large and diverse
number of articles over the last 20 years. He is a regular
contributing author to several magazines as well as a weekly
Online Veterinary Assistant Course requirements: For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III you need Internet access,
e-mail, and the Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web
browser. Completion of Become a Veterinary Assistant and Become a
Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction is recommended, but not
The ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III has received
overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the
world. Here are a few:
wonderful course. I cannot wait to see another one offered by this instructor on
great course. I have highly recommended this to others, whether working in a
vet's office or for a pet owner’s information. Thank you, time and money well
Jeff, you've outdone yourself in this course!!! I've taken your other two, but I
enjoyed and learned more from this one, it was very detailed and fascinating. I
know you are a great vet, I only wish I lived where you do, you would definitely
be my vet!!!!! Thank you for all you've taught me, I feel so much more
comfortable with my dog, and animals in general. I really feel like I know all
animals personally!! I hope you will have another class in the future, but I
can't imagine anything else you could teach, you've covered everything. Thanks
again, Dr. Jeff, for satisfying my thirst for knowledge of animals!!!!"
course, learned a lot that I can apply to my volunteer work at my vet's."
Course!! I put the information to use with my rescues during the time I was
learning. Excellent for pet owners. I have recommended it to several people and
will continue to do so."
courses just keep getting better. I enjoyed each and everyone."
enjoyed the class very much. Dr. Jeff is a good instructor. I've taken one of
his other online courses before. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to take
another class. I highly recommend this course to others."
enjoyed this class greatly and looked forward to each new lesson. I have already
found some of the information useful in dealing with my own pets and in working
with cats at the local shelter. I appreciate being able to print out the lessons
so that I can refer back to them in the future."
enjoyed this course very much and appreciate the hard work of Dr. Jeff in
preparing and teaching us. Thank you!"
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Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every cpskter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
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All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Veterinary technologists and
technicians held about 71,000 jobs in 2006.
If you have a fetish
for animals and want to turn this love into a profession, then this
is the right career for you. A veterinary assistant works under the
supervision of a veterinarian. Their job is akin to that of a nurse.
Their job responsibilities include implementing procedures requested
and needed to diagnose and treat animals, helping the veterinarians
and taking histories. A veterinary assistant is not eligible to
perform a diagnosis without the proper supervision by a licensed
veterinarian. However, he can provide treatment to routine problems
and provide counseling to the clients.
This course is useful for people who
plan to make a positive impact on the lives of animals. The
ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification course will help you
prepare for an exciting new career as a Veterinary Assistant.
Lesson 1 will begin
this course with a discussion about one of the basic
duties of veterinary assistants—how to safely and
securely hold animals. Proper restraint techniques
are the keys to ensuring that you and the person
performing a procedure are safe. In addition to
learning those techniques, you'll find out how to
assess a patient's body language, how to remove a
dog from a cage, and how to use different equipment
to control a patient.
Friday - Lesson 02
The last lesson
focused on dogs. This lesson will change the
focus to cats. Their body language cues differ
from a dog's, so how you handle them will
change, too. You'll learn the "stretch," the
"scruff," and the "kitty burrito" restraint
techniques. Then, this lesson will examine how
to restrain rabbits, birds, and other exotics.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
Now it's time to
learn how to put your new restraint skills to
work. Nearly every day, a veterinary assistant
will be asked to help restrain an animal for any
number of reasons: blood collection, injections,
and routine examinations to name a few. Other
times, you'll have to conduct a physical exam,
give medication, or trim nails. This lesson will
provide you with videos as well as detailed,
step-by-step instructions to help prepare you
for these duties.
Friday - Lesson 04
A blood test is a
vital way for veterinarians to determine what's
wrong with a patient. So taking blood samples and
having a working knowledge of an animal's
circulatory system is key for a veterinary
assistant. After a review of the circulatory system,
this fourth lesson will look at the most common
sites for taking blood—jugular, cephalic, and
saphenous veins. Then, it'll take a look at the
equipment you'll be using (needles, syringes, and
blood collection tubes).
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
Now that you have a
blood sample, what can you do with it? This lesson
will focus on the tests you might help to perform
and explore how veterinarians diagnose diseases.
Though there are thousands of diseases, a few
important ones are anemia, diabetes, kidney disease,
and liver failure. You'll quickly learn the
difference between white blood cells and chemistries
and how to do a PCV and blood smear.
Friday - Lesson 06
All fluids tell a
story. This lesson will look at urine and how to
take samples. You could just put a bowl under a dog,
of course, but there other methods that will help
ensure that the sample remains uncontaminated. And
just like when the earlier lessons talked about
blood, this sixth lesson will also look at the tests
that you might help to perform on urine, and go over
what duties you'll be responsible for.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
This seventh lesson
will move into the surgical suite. Although the
veterinarian will do the surgery itself, she won't
be able to do it alone. You may be asked to clip and
scrub a patient for surgery. Other responsibilities
could include preparing surgical packs, knowing the
names of the surgical instruments, and cleaning and
sterilizing those instruments properly. You'll also
have a front row seat to a life-saving surgery that
the instructor performed on a little dog.
Friday - Lesson 08
While it's not the
most glamorous of tasks, keeping anal sacs clear and
anal glands healthy is a big part of basic health
care for companion animals. Lesson 8 will explain
how to identify an impacted sac and show you two
techniques you can use to remedy this condition.
It'll also examine how to clean ears, administer
medication, and provide a bath—all common
responsibilities that you may be assigned as a
Wednesday - Lesson 09
brings you a little kitten and wants to know if it's
a boy or a girl. Can you do it? Lesson 9 will look
at how to identify the gender of kittens, puppies,
and bunnies, as well as how to tell their age.
Knowing the age of a patient is important when
figuring out how much medication to give. So this
lesson also include a segment on how to calculate
doses of medication to help you figure out what and
how much to give your patient.
Friday - Lesson 10
This tenth lesson
will move into the exam room. Yes, assistants have
to know how to set up the room, but they can also
play an important role in preparing the patients
before the veterinarian sees them. In this lesson
you'll learn about TPR—temperature, pulse, and
respiration. This lesson will also discuss how to
take a patient history, what to look for while
performing the TPR, and how to identify dehydration.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
Do you know
metatarsals from metacarpals? How about ventral from
dorsal? This lesson will give you a crash course in
medial terminology and how to use it when taking
radiographs. It'll also talk about how to read
x-rays and go over why bones look white and lungs
look dark. You'll discover how to train a dog so you
can take a hip x-ray without sedation.