Patrick Henry Community College will offer a veterinary assistant class beginning in February.
This short-term training program focuses on small domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. Course objectives include: animal and human safety, animal restraint, nutrition, common diseases, medical terminology, medical history, and management.
The program includes: 101.5 hours of veterinary assistant instruction; eight hours of job readiness; and an optional 40-hour clinical internship.
Classes will meet February 28 through May 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $1,699. Financial assistance available for those who are eligible.
Pre-registration is required. Call (276) 656-0260 or http://ph.augusoft.net.