Veterinary Assisting Course Begins June 12 at Randleman Center

RANDLEMAN (June 5, 2017)

Pet owners often struggle with the decision of when or if to take their pet to the veterinarian when vague symptoms occur. Randolph Community College’s “Veterinary Assisting” course will give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pet’s welfare. It is also a great basic course for those exploring the idea of working as a veterinary assistant.

This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction with an 8-hour volunteer experience. Students are expected to complete the volunteer experience within the ten-week course schedule. Course topics will include nutrition, care, handling, and restraint of small animals. Other topics will cover anatomy and physiology, diseases, neoplasia, toxicities, preventive health and wellness, and surgical room procedures.

The instructor, Nancy Berdeen, is a licensed veterinary technician with more than 25 years of experience in the veterinary field. Nancy and her husband own and operate Pointe South Animal Hospital in Randleman.

A minimum of 18 years of age is required, and high school completion or equivalent is recommended.

The course (#61420) will meet from 12-3 p.m. on Mondays, June 12 through Aug. 21, in Room 103 at the Randleman Center at 100 Hilliary Street. Registration fee is $125.55.

For more information and to register, call RCC’s Archdale Center at 336-862-7980.