SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College’s veterinary assistant training program is now open for registration.
According to a news release sent to 22News, the program will begin on March 2. The course is scheduled to run through August every Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to not wait until the last minute to register due to limited space.
The program aims to train students on how to keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill and assist veterinarians in their offices. Other responsibilities include the following:
- Feeding and exercising the animals
- Learning how to recognize signs of illness and disease
- Perform laboratory procedures
- Interacting with clients
- Performing general office procedures
The veterinary assistants will be working directly under the supervision of veterinarians and a veterinarian technician as they perform procedures, examinations, and treatments. Students must prepare to work in animal hospitals, clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos, and animal parks.