Blackstone’s Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Blackstone Career Institute’s accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program offers a quality education covering the behavior, care, and treatment of animals. A veterinary assistant works on the animal care team under the supervision of a veterinary technician and a veterinarian. Gain a working knowledge of the veterinary assistant field, including veterinary assistant salary information, veterinary anatomy, medical terminology, veterinary office administrative office skills, animal care and handling, office technology, time and stress management, critical thinking skills, and working effectively on a team. Fast virtual programs offer an amazing opportunity to learn and improve your skill sets. Prepare for your veterinary assistant career with Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program from Blackstone Career Institute and discover the rewards of working in this exciting animal care field.

Job Outlook

The need for veterinary assistants will continue to grow as pet ownership in the U.S. is on the rise. Animal safety as well as responsible pet ownership has contributed to this increased demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of online veterinary assistant and jobs is expected to grow up to 16% by 2029, much faster than the average career. 

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a veterinary assistant salary could be upwards of $41,080 annually, with the middle 50% earning as high as $29,930. Many factors are considered when calculating a vet assistant salary such as location, type of facility, education level and years of experience. Research facilities usually pay higher salaries than clinical or hospital settings.

Employment, job placement, and/or salary/salary ranges are not guaranteed to graduates upon program completion.

Student Testimonial

After just completing my program in June, I have already had several interviews and I am about to start working full time at a local animal clinic. Without my career certification from Blackstone I wouldn’t be in this position.”

– Amanda E.

Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Open The Book

Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Open The Book

No out-of-pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials for the accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program are included. See details below:

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology Study Guides

These four online study guides will lead you through the Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team textbook, highlighting all of the important points and providing additional review questions.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone for your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Without Student Debt
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $228

At Blackstone, we offer an accredited, affordable and convenient Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all-inclusive tuition, and no hidden fees, you can graduate without student debt. Take advantage of our affordable payment options to earn your Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program diploma. Enroll today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate without student debt in a year or less

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Blackstone’s accredited, Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program is a convenient way to gain the knowledge and skills practiced in a veterinary assistant career. Our affordable online veterinary assistant training program is designed to fit your lifestyle and your budget. Along with a solid academic foundation, Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program includes superior student services to keep you encouraged, engaged, and on track.

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Program Goals and Objectives

The Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Veterinary Assistants.

  • Identify common learning strategies
  • Learn how to effectively handle front office duties
  • Explore the anatomy and physiology of animals and their body systems
  • Gain an understanding of client communications, including interaction with a grieving pet owner
  • Identify and define common veterinary medical prefixes, suffices, and roots.

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Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 3 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 4 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 1

  • Chapter 1: Fundamentals and Applied Directional Terminology
  • Chapter 2: Applied Atomic, Molecular, and Cellular Biology
  • Chapter 3: Applied Terminology for Blood, Lymphatics, and Immunity

Unit 5 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 4: Applied Terminology for Muscles, Bones, and Joints
  • Chapter 5: Applied Cardiovascular and Respiratory Terminology

Unit 6 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 6: Applied Urinary Terminology
  • Chapter 7: Applied Digestive Terminology
  • Chapter 8: Applied Terminology for the Integumentary System

Unit 7 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 9: Applied Reproductive Terminology
  • Chapter 10: Applied Endocrine Terminology
  • Chapter 11: Applied Terminology for Neurology and Special Senses
  • Chapter 12: Applied Terminology for Pharmacology

Unit 8 - Interpersonal Communications

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 9 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 10 - Veterinary Office Assisting 1

  • Chapter 1: Veterinary Health Care Team Members
  • Chapter 2: The Leadership Team
  • Chapter 3: The Receptionist Team
  • Chapter 4: The Veterinary Technician Team
  • Chapter 5: Human Resources

Unit 11 - Veterinary Office Assisting 2

  • Chapter 6: Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Chapter 7: Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Suicide Awareness
  • Chapter 8: Professional Development
  • Chapter 9: Strategic Planning

Unit 12 - Veterinary Office Assisting 3

  • Chapter 10: Marketing Management
  • Chapter 11: Finance Management
  • Chapter 12: Client Leadership
  • Chapter 13: Appointment Management
  • Chapter 14: Medical Records Management

Unit 13 - Veterinary Office Assisting 4

  • Chapter 15: Inventory Management
  • Chapter 16: Controlled Substances
  • Chapter 17: Safety in the Veterinary Practice
  • Chapter 18: Calculations and Conversions

Unit 14 - Animal Restraint for the Veterinary Assistant

  • Chapter 1: Restraint of the Cat
  • Chapter 2: Restraint of the Dog

Unit 15 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 16 - Management Practices & Principles

  • Chapter 1: The Supervisor: Manager and Leader
  • Chapter 2: Effective Communication
  • Chapter 3: Creating a Positive Work Climate
  • Chapter 4: Building Teams and Managing Conflict
  • Chapter 5: Delegation
  • Chapter 6: Developing Job Expectations
  • Chapter 7: Recruiting Employees
  • Chapter 8: Selecting Employees
  • Chapter 9: Orienting and Training Employees
  • Chapter 10: Performance Evaluation
  • Chapter 11: Disciplining Employees

Unit 17 - How to Find as a Veterinary Assistant

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program Instructor

Laura Switkowski, Veterinary Assistant Consultant

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Laura is an instructor in the online Veterinary Assistant Training Program at Blackstone Career Institute. Laura graduated from Macomb Community College’s Veterinary Technician Program and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science from Sienna Heights University in 2012. After graduating, Laura worked in a small animal hospital for several years. She has previously taught Clinical Pathology at Wayne State University’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2011. She is currently the Head Veterinary Technician at an Ophthalmology Veterinary Hospital in Rochester, Michigan since 2011. Laura has a great interest in anesthesia and pain management.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

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Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Open The Book

Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Open The Book

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology Study Guides

These four online study guides will lead you through the Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team textbook, highlighting all of the important points and providing additional review questions.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Veterinary Assistant Resources

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Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable price point. Everything you need to complete your Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program with Blackstone is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that best fits your needs and learn how to become a Veterinary Assistant today!

Enroll for only $59 down today 

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$1,214

Save $228

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Pay full tuition now. Best value. No monthly payments.

16 Month Autopay

$1,298

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$79/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

24 Month Autopay

$1,442

Lowest Monthly Payments

$59/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

Full Payment Plan total costs includes $1,064 Tuition and $150 Registration Fee.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79 and a final payment of $54. Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $84 Finance Fee.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59 and a final payment of $26.Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $228 Finance Fee.

Start your future today

Graduate without student debt in a year or less

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Veterinary Assistant through Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program.

How do I enroll for Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Students can enroll in Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

As an online school, our Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program uses e-books for the convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like Amazon or chegg.com.

Do Blackstone Career Institute offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition for Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Please click here to view tuition for our Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program.

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

How do course materials release online for Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Students who pay in full for their Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payments.

What is the average completion time for students in the Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

One of the major advantages of taking Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 18 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

The instructor for our Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program is Laura Switkowski. To learn more about Laura, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu.

Who do I contact if I need help reagrding Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online veterinary assistant diploma program, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Veterinary Assistant?

The pet care industry’s continued expansion means that the number of veterinary assistant positions should continue to rise. With an increased animal population and a wide variety of health care services available, there is no shortage of jobs in the veterinary assistant career field. Veterinary assistants may work on a veterinary team in laboratories, research facilities, animal hospitals, and clinics. Clinics encompass general practices as well as specialty practices, including internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and dentistry.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.

Overview

Blackstone’s Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Blackstone Career Institute’s accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program offers a quality education covering the behavior, care, and treatment of animals. A veterinary assistant works on the animal care team under the supervision of a veterinary technician and a veterinarian. Gain a working knowledge of the veterinary assistant field, including veterinary assistant salary information, veterinary anatomy, medical terminology, veterinary office administrative office skills, animal care and handling, office technology, time and stress management, critical thinking skills, and working effectively on a team. Fast virtual programs offer an amazing opportunity to learn and improve your skill sets. Prepare for your veterinary assistant career with Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program from Blackstone Career Institute and discover the rewards of working in this exciting animal care field.

Job Outlook

The need for veterinary assistants will continue to grow as pet ownership in the U.S. is on the rise. Animal safety as well as responsible pet ownership has contributed to this increased demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of online veterinary assistant and jobs is expected to grow up to 16% by 2029, much faster than the average career. 

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a veterinary assistant salary could be upwards of $41,080 annually, with the middle 50% earning as high as $29,930. Many factors are considered when calculating a vet assistant salary such as location, type of facility, education level and years of experience. Research facilities usually pay higher salaries than clinical or hospital settings.

Employment, job placement, and/or salary/salary ranges are not guaranteed to graduates upon program completion.

Student Testimonial

After just completing my program in June, I have already had several interviews and I am about to start working full time at a local animal clinic. Without my career certification from Blackstone I wouldn’t be in this position.”

– Amanda E.

Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Open The Book

Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Open The Book

No out-of-pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials for the accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program are included. See details below:

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology Study Guides

These four online study guides will lead you through the Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team textbook, highlighting all of the important points and providing additional review questions.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone for your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Without Student Debt
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $228

At Blackstone, we offer an accredited, affordable and convenient Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all-inclusive tuition, and no hidden fees, you can graduate without student debt. Take advantage of our affordable payment options to earn your Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program diploma. Enroll today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate without student debt in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Blackstone’s accredited, Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program is a convenient way to gain the knowledge and skills practiced in a veterinary assistant career. Our affordable online veterinary assistant training program is designed to fit your lifestyle and your budget. Along with a solid academic foundation, Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program includes superior student services to keep you encouraged, engaged, and on track.

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Program Goals and Objectives

The Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Veterinary Assistants.

  • Identify common learning strategies
  • Learn how to effectively handle front office duties
  • Explore the anatomy and physiology of animals and their body systems
  • Gain an understanding of client communications, including interaction with a grieving pet owner
  • Identify and define common veterinary medical prefixes, suffices, and roots.

curriculum

Expand All +

Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 3 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 4 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 1

  • Chapter 1: Fundamentals and Applied Directional Terminology
  • Chapter 2: Applied Atomic, Molecular, and Cellular Biology
  • Chapter 3: Applied Terminology for Blood, Lymphatics, and Immunity

Unit 5 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 4: Applied Terminology for Muscles, Bones, and Joints
  • Chapter 5: Applied Cardiovascular and Respiratory Terminology

Unit 6 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 6: Applied Urinary Terminology
  • Chapter 7: Applied Digestive Terminology
  • Chapter 8: Applied Terminology for the Integumentary System

Unit 7 - Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 9: Applied Reproductive Terminology
  • Chapter 10: Applied Endocrine Terminology
  • Chapter 11: Applied Terminology for Neurology and Special Senses
  • Chapter 12: Applied Terminology for Pharmacology

Unit 8 - Interpersonal Communications

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 9 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 10 - Veterinary Office Assisting 1

  • Chapter 1: Veterinary Health Care Team Members
  • Chapter 2: The Leadership Team
  • Chapter 3: The Receptionist Team
  • Chapter 4: The Veterinary Technician Team
  • Chapter 5: Human Resources

Unit 11 - Veterinary Office Assisting 2

  • Chapter 6: Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Chapter 7: Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Suicide Awareness
  • Chapter 8: Professional Development
  • Chapter 9: Strategic Planning

Unit 12 - Veterinary Office Assisting 3

  • Chapter 10: Marketing Management
  • Chapter 11: Finance Management
  • Chapter 12: Client Leadership
  • Chapter 13: Appointment Management
  • Chapter 14: Medical Records Management

Unit 13 - Veterinary Office Assisting 4

  • Chapter 15: Inventory Management
  • Chapter 16: Controlled Substances
  • Chapter 17: Safety in the Veterinary Practice
  • Chapter 18: Calculations and Conversions

Unit 14 - Animal Restraint for the Veterinary Assistant

  • Chapter 1: Restraint of the Cat
  • Chapter 2: Restraint of the Dog

Unit 15 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 16 - Management Practices & Principles

  • Chapter 1: The Supervisor: Manager and Leader
  • Chapter 2: Effective Communication
  • Chapter 3: Creating a Positive Work Climate
  • Chapter 4: Building Teams and Managing Conflict
  • Chapter 5: Delegation
  • Chapter 6: Developing Job Expectations
  • Chapter 7: Recruiting Employees
  • Chapter 8: Selecting Employees
  • Chapter 9: Orienting and Training Employees
  • Chapter 10: Performance Evaluation
  • Chapter 11: Disciplining Employees

Unit 17 - How to Find as a Veterinary Assistant

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program Instructor

Laura Switkowski, Veterinary Assistant Consultant

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Laura is an instructor in the online Veterinary Assistant Training Program at Blackstone Career Institute. Laura graduated from Macomb Community College’s Veterinary Technician Program and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science from Sienna Heights University in 2012. After graduating, Laura worked in a small animal hospital for several years. She has previously taught Clinical Pathology at Wayne State University’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2011. She is currently the Head Veterinary Technician at an Ophthalmology Veterinary Hospital in Rochester, Michigan since 2011. Laura has a great interest in anesthesia and pain management.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

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Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

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Material Included in Your Accredited Online Veterinary Assistant Program

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

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Veterinary Medical Terminology

This electronic textbook introduces animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary medical terms related to the various body systems, common diseases, and injuries. The text is organized in a body-systems approach. With your textbook, Veterinary Medical Terminology, students will have access to over 200 illustrations, appendices with information on chemical symbols and elements, common veterinary medical abbreviations, complete glossary of word parts, and self-test exercises at the end of each chapter. E-Textbook: Veterinary Medical Terminology, by Dawn E. Christenson. ISBN: 9780323612074

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team

This electronic textbook provides a clear understanding of the veterinary assistant profession, including responsibilities, front office management skills, successful communication with other veterinary team members and clients, and building your practice through marketing and excellence in customer service. You will also gain access to additional veterinary assistant program study materials and resources, including a glossary containing over 500 terms, interactive working forms including sample checks, deposit slips, patient history forms, laboratory forms, logs, and incident reports. Textbook: Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, by Heather Prendergast. ISBN: 9780323570411

Veterinary Anatomy & Medical Terminology Study Guides

These four online study guides will lead you through the Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team textbook, highlighting all of the important points and providing additional review questions.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and receive up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Veterinary Assistant Resources

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State Licensure

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Tuition

Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable price point. Everything you need to complete your Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program with Blackstone is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that best fits your needs and learn how to become a Veterinary Assistant today!

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$1,214

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16 Month Autopay

$1,298

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24 Month Autopay

$1,442

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$59/month

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Full Payment Plan total costs includes $1,064 Tuition and $150 Registration Fee.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79 and a final payment of $54. Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $84 Finance Fee.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59 and a final payment of $26.Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $228 Finance Fee.

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FAQ’S

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Veterinary Assistant through Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program.

How do I enroll for Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Students can enroll in Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

As an online school, our Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program uses e-books for the convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like Amazon or chegg.com.

Do Blackstone Career Institute offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition for Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Please click here to view tuition for our Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program.

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

How do course materials release online for Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

Students who pay in full for their Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payments.

What is the average completion time for students in the Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

One of the major advantages of taking Blackstone’s Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 18 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

The instructor for our Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program is Laura Switkowski. To learn more about Laura, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu.

Who do I contact if I need help reagrding Online Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online veterinary assistant diploma program, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Veterinary Assistant?

The pet care industry’s continued expansion means that the number of veterinary assistant positions should continue to rise. With an increased animal population and a wide variety of health care services available, there is no shortage of jobs in the veterinary assistant career field. Veterinary assistants may work on a veterinary team in laboratories, research facilities, animal hospitals, and clinics. Clinics encompass general practices as well as specialty practices, including internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and dentistry.

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