Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Veterinary Assistant

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall

Award

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters, 1 summer)

As a Veterinary Assistant student, you’ll prepare for a career working with animals in a variety of settings such as veterinary clinics, animal control agencies, boarding kennels and grooming salons. You’ll study animal diseases and disease prevention, small animal pharmacology, pet grooming, kennel management, animal behavior, nutrition, legal principles, human relations, communication and computer science.

Career opportunities: veterinary assistants, veterinary receptionists, animal control officers, animal health product sales, retail pet supply sales.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

AGC-314

Leadership in Agriculture

2

AGV-105

Animal Behavior/Kennel Management

5

AGV-152

Veterinary Computer Applications

2

AGV-153

Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills

3

AGV-158

Veterinary Law and Ethics

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

AGC-115

Ag Career Orientation

1

AGC-314

Leadership in Agriculture

2

AGV-101

Veterinary Assisting

3

AGV-107

Pharmacy Skills

3

AGV-120

Veterinary Medical Terminology

1

AGV-143

Canine and Feline Nutrition

3

AGV-201

Pet Grooming I

3

AGV-300

Clinical Veterinary Experience

2

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

 

 

21

Summer Term

AGC-932

Internship (coordinator approval)

6

 

 

6

Total program credit hours

45

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