Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) developed its Veterinary Assisting course to provide in-depth instruction to those interested in a successful career in animal care. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that job opportunities for veterinary assistants will increase as much as 14% by 2010, making this a highly desirable field.
“Depending on where they work, veterinary assistants can expect to interact with a number of species including household pets, farm animals, and exotics and they can expect to perform a wide range of tasks, from administering basic first aid to post-surgery monitoring and care to administering medications and performing routine laboratory tests,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer. “Students graduating from Ashworth’s accredited veterinary assistant training course will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue a rewarding career.”
Ashworth’s Veterinary Assistant Program
The Ashworth College veterinary assistant training course is comprised of Ashworth’s popular Introduction to Study Skills unit and 22 online lessons that are easy to follow yet challenging and applicable in the real world. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from your instructor, and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms.
In addition to emergency care, dentistry and nutrition, vet assistant lessons also cover:
• Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
• Behavior and Physical Restraint
• Pathology, Preventive Medicine and Disease
• Laboratory Procedures
• Ethics and Professionalism
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Surgical Nursing
• Nursing of Dogs, Cats, Horses, Food Animals and Orphaned and Wild Animals
As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its programs and courses to fit with the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start the program at any time and study at their own pace. The program is extremely conducive to the working professional’
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.