Veterinary Assistant

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Veterinary Assistant

Animal Health Technology

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time
Fall

Award
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)

As a Veterinary Assistant student, you’ll prepare for a career working with animals in a variety of settings such as veterinary clinics, 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.

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Entrance Requirements:Entrance Requirements: Prospective students for the Veterinary Assistant program are required to take an entrance exam.There are minimum cut scores that must be achieved for admission into the program. For more information about the entrance exam, visit: http://www.kirkwood.edu/veterinaryassistant. You can also contact the Kirkwood Ag Sciences Department at 319-398-5609.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

AGV-105

Animal Behavior/Kennel Management

5

AGV-158

Veterinary Law and Ethics

3

AGV-153

Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills

3

AGC-314

Leadership in Agriculture

2

AGV-152

Veterinary Computer Applications

2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

AGV-107

Pharmacy Skills

3

AGV-101

Veterinary Assisting

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

AGV-120

Veterinary Medical Terminology

1

AGV-143

Canine and Feline Nutrition

3

AGV-201

Pet Grooming I

3

AGC-314

Leadership in Agriculture

2

AGV-300

Clinical Veterinary Experience

2

AGC-210

Employment Seminar

1

 

 

21

Term 3-Summer

AGC-932

Internship (coordinator approval)

6

 

 

6

Total program credit hours

45

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