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BECOME A VETERINARY ASSISTANT

If you have ever considered a career as a veterinary assistant, you might have quite a few questions about what it is they do: What vaccinations do cats and dogs? What is the best way to control fleas? What do you do if your dog has a cut? What is the best way to deal with an emergency situation involving a pet? This course answers these questions and more.

You will learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues. You will understand how to treat and prevent parasites, including roundworms and heartworms. You will even learn the facts of life, as it pertains to dogs and cats. You will explore current thoughts on spaying and neutering, how to deal with the very emotional issues of euthanasia, pet loss, and how best to assist clients in a time of need.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT
CANINE REPRODUCTION

This course is the definitive guide to the principles of sound dog breeding. If you're a veterinary assistant or preparing to become one, this course will help you understand the essential facts so that you can knowledgeably converse with clients on the complexities of canine reproduction. If you breeding your dog, this is the ultimate guide to learning what you should (and shouldn't) do.

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VETERINARY
ASSISTANT PRACTICAL SKILLS

Learn the practical skills you'll need to be a valuable veterinary assistant or educated pet owner. This course is the third installment in the "Become a Veterinary Assistant" series.

Throughout the course, you'll benefit from videos that demonstrate many procedures and techniques, as well as state-of-the-art interactive graphics. It's as close as you can get to actually being right there in the veterinarian's office!

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VETERINARY TERMINOLOGY

To work in the veterinary field, you need to understand the medical language unique to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of animals. This online course will teach you the definition and uses of veterinary medical terminology.

You will master veterinary medical terminology through a simplified learning process that builds on commonly used word parts. Each course lesson is designed to build on this foundation, with the material and illustrations focusing on the new word parts and definitions needed for success in the veterinary field.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT SERIES

If you love animals and have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant, the Veterinary Assistant Series may be perfect for you. The series will give you all the information you need to prepare for work as a veterinary assistant including the specific veterinary duties you are likely to face every day.

You will get all three veterinary assistant courses as well as the veterinary terminology course. All are six weeks in length and you choose when to take them.

Learn the ins and outs of common procedures as you gain a better understanding of the reasoning behind decisions and recommendations made by veterinarians as well as the essentials facts of sound dog breeding so you can knowledgeably converse with clients. You'll also learn the practical skills you need to be a valuable veterinary assistant or educated pet owner through videos that demonstrate many procedures and techniques, as well as state-of-the-art interactive graphics. Upon completion of the courses in this series, you'll be able to apply for a job as a veterinary assistant with complete confidence.

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7 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL
VETERINARY
ASSISTANTS

FREE COURSE

Do you want to work with animals? Do you know someone who does? The solution could be working at a veterinary hospital as a veterinary assistant.

Dr. Jeff here. I’m a veterinarian and I’ve taught over 30,000 students in my assistant courses. I’ve created the Seven Habits Course to help you break into the veterinary field.

What experience do you need and how do you get it? What courses should you take? How do you write your resume for the best impact.

I have helped so many people move from wanting to work with animals to creating a career out of that desire. Get your free course today. Sign up here.

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START A PET SITTING
BUSINESS

If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career! In this course, you will master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and the identification of common diseases. You will learn the basics of first aid and find out how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog. You will discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. You'll also explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care.

In addition, you will delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. You will discover how to obtain required insurance, hire employees as your business expands, and entice financial institutions to loan you money. Then, you will look at opportunities for expanding your pet sitting services. Is a dog-walking service right for you? Can you train puppies? Do you want to look after other animals, including horses? By the end of this course, you will have all the knowledge you need to become a professional pet sitter. In addition, you will discover how your pet sitting business can grow to continually challenge and satisfy you.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT CAREER
TRAINING

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This intensive course will provide the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary team. The course is designed for people who want to work as veterinary assistants at veterinary hospitals and for those already employed in related positions. Upon completion of the course, you will also have the opportunity to gain access to an Externship Starter Kit.

Are you looking for veterinary assistant schools near you? The course covers all the requirements that hospitals and veterinarians' offices look for, and more! You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs.

You'll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. The course concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you'll see how to create an effective resume, advance your expertise, and develop strong interview skills. You will truly learn everything you need to know to be successful in your new career.

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ANIMAL
LOVER 
SUITE

Master the skills and develop the knowledge you need to translate your passion of animals into a profitable career! Courses in this suite include:

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera:

In this course, you'll master taking beautiful outdoor photos of everything from landscapes to specific nature items such as water, flowers, trees, animals, and more. Along the way, you'll learn all about digital camera equipment, telephoto photography, and even macro photography. With plenty of examples and opportunities to share your work, you'll be shooting breathtaking photos in no time!

Start a Pet Sitting Business:

In this course, you'll master the essentials of starting a pet sitting business. You'll begin with dog and cat care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and identification of common diseases. You'll also find out how to handle home visits and impress potential clients. In addition, you'll delve into finances and explore start-up costs, accounting, fee-setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. By the end of this course, you'll have all the knowledge you need to be a successful pet sitter.

Become a Veterinary Assistant:

Prepare for a career as a veterinary assistant. This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give you the information you need to counsel veterinary clients on pet nutrition, vaccinations, worms, fleas, first aid, euthanasia, and alternative medicine. You will also get a taste of how a veterinary hospital ticks as a small business by focusing on billing, workplace safety, and marketing through client education programs.

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HORSE CARE
MANAGEMENT

A fundamental key to success in the horse industry is having extensive knowledge of the horse. This Horse Care Management course will provide you with a comprehensive study of equine science and the practical application of these scientific concepts. The course consists of three basic horse care modules and an elective module in your choice of Equine Behavior or Horse Breeding. You will learn several facets of horse care and horse management, including daily care, handling techniques, and training principles. You will also be encouraged to complete activities on your own in the horse industry designed to enhance and reinforce the lesson's principles if they are undertaken. Completing this intensive course will prove your dedication to the well-being of horses and affirm that you have met an industry-standard level of proficiency.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT AND HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management covers the foundational skills needed to work in veterinary office with a specialized focus on horse care management. These complimentary fields of study are perfect for individuals interested in working with horses or current veterinary assistants wanting to diversify their skillset.

You will gain a breadth of knowledge that can take you from the veterinary office to the stables and beyond. You will learn to be an asset in all aspects of a horse's clinical and caretaking needs, from assisting surgical and dental procedures to measuring vitals.

Having Veterinary Assistant and Horse Care Management credentials acknowledge the dedication of those with a special interest in the well-being of horses. In addition, completing these two intensive courses adds credibility to your qualifications and affirms that you have met industry-recognized levels of proficiency.

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VETERINARY
OFFICE MANAGER

This Veterinary Assistant Online Certificate course will teach you the essential skills for managing the business aspects of veterinary practice and becoming a veterinary assistant working with the animals you love. You'll also receive certifications in Microsoft Word and Excel which provide foundational skills that jump off a resume in any office environment. In addition, you'll learn QuickBooks in order to understand accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. This course will set you on the path to success as a Veterinary Office Manager and beyond.

You'll first study the major organ systems that you'll need to know about as a veterinary assistant. Next, you'll move to front office duties so you can see how to work with clients and handle medical records. You'll also delve into the communication skills that come in handy for the assistant. Then the course moves to the area you're probably most interested in—the back of the hospital. You'll see how to restrain animals for procedures, take their vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration rate), trim their nails, and properly bathe them. You'll also gain the expertise you need to educate clients about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. The course also shows you how you can be an asset during surgery and dental procedures by monitoring heart rate and breathing, passing instruments to the surgeon, and charting teeth. You'll learn how to prepare prescriptions, take blood samples, perform laboratory tests, and take radiographs.

In addition, you'll learn to use QuickBooks 2018 and be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel) and 77-725 and 77-726 (Word).

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ESSENTIALS
OF SHELTER AND RESCUE CARE
CERTIFICATION

The Essentials of Shelter and Rescue Care was our inaugural course at ACE. This course arose because of our passions. We wanted to help the animals and there was no better way than providing information to the people on the front lines at shelters and rescue organizations.

We put together a curriculum and then launched the program by teaching it to the SPCA shelter in Port Alberni.

This course consists of seven webinars with over 95 minutes of instruction. In these, you will get obedience lessons geared to the shelter dog – the one who needs training from the ground up. Of course, all the techniques are non-corrective. Only positive methods are used. None of that dominant stuff.

As well, there is a written part to each of the eight lessons. What do we cover? Lots. Let’s highlight a few things.

Behavior. In dogs, we look at fighting, barking, separation anxiety, fear and anxiety, as well as prey drive. In cats, housesoiling and aggression are the topics. For both, we have a behavioral assessment that can help you figure out what your challenges are.

For dogs, Mike has put together a comprehensive set of exercises that you can use to launch your teaching and train from the ground up.

Dr. Jeff looks at the medical needs of cats and dogs. What diseases are an issue in rescued/sheltered dogs? How can you prevent them? What vaccines are needed? How can you recognize pain in the animals you are looking after?

Finally, we have included a section on compassion fatigue. We know you are dedicated and we want you to be able to work in the field for many more years. Recognizing what pressure can do to you can help you avoid this debilitating problem.

There are many more topics and the detail is astounding! When you pass the examination at the end (you need 80% to do that), you obtain a certificate for 24 hours of education. It shows your commitment to the animals. If you need any additional attempts at the examination, retakes are available.

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CANINE FIRST RESPONDER AND CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE

Why do you need a pet first aid course? Simply, to save a life.

If you are prepared for a medical emergency, there is a better chance you can pull the dog through. This ACE Canine First Responder and First Aid course is designed to help guide you through what to do if faced with an emergency involving your four-legged friend. It is emergency preparedness at its best. You will learn what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do.

It is valid for 6 hours CE through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

My wish is to save lives. If you have the same goal, you can do it by learning this material. If you work with dogs, this will show your clients that you care and that you can help out if an emergency arises with their companions in your care.

This course consists of written notes, over four hours of webinars, and it finishes with a certification examination.

It will look good in your resume!

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