Academic Programs

Veterinary Assistant

Diploma
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Veterinary Assistant program prepares students to work as veterinary assistants in a variety of settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos, and animal parks. The veterinary assistant provides basic care, performs laboratory procedures, and assists in the veterinary clinic with other functions.

The program includes classroom theory, laboratory, and internship experience in local veterinary clinics. Students receive hands-on experience with animals.

Program content requires the application of basic math, technical reading, and communication skills. Graduates will be able to provide basic nursing animal care and assist with laboratory procedures used in veterinary clinics, including surgical procedures in clinics as well as in field settings.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
AGC 216 Career Seminar........................................................... 2
AGV 121 Veterinary Medical Terminology.................................. 2
AGV 156 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills.......... 2
AGV 176 Animal Nursing (Small and Large)............................... 3
AGS 242 Animal Health.............................................................. 3
AGV 102 Animal Handling and Restraint................................... 1
ENG 105 Composition I OR...................................................... 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications OR............................... 3
COM 753 Technical Communications......................................... 3
AGS 319 Animal Nutrition.......................................................... 3
AGV 109 Pharmacy Skills.......................................................... 2
AGV 157 Animal Anatomy and Physiology................................ 2
AGV 173 Veterinary Surgical Concepts..................................... 3
AGV 174 Clinical Studies........................................................... 3
AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry..................................... 3
AGV 932 Internship.................................................................... 3
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3

Program Total............................................................ 39

Contacts

Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 greg.strong@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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