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Veterinary Assistant Research Guide: Start Here

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Welcome to the Guide for Veterinary Assistant Research


This guide will help you research and access key resources for study in the field. Use the tabs above to navigate to different types of resources.

For a quick Google-like search across many (but not all!) of the Library's resources, where you can also limit to full-text, peer-reviewed and scholarly resources, try OneSearch:

Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program Information

Working with veterinarians and veterinarian technicians, veterinary assistants help provide medical care to sick and injured animals. This certificate program can help you enter the field or advance your career if you already work as a veterinary assistant or laboratory animal caretaker in a private practice, animal shelter or control facility. Topics covered include:

  • communicating effectively with clients and co-workers in the clinic setting
  • ethics in veterinary medicine
  • basic animal handling
  • critical thinking when dealing with animals
  • veterinary clerical responsibilities
  • diagnostics
  • pharmacy
  • patient treatment
  • an overview of surgery, anesthesia and emergency care

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