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The ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III
(leading to ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification-III).

Learn the practical skills you'll need to be a valuable veterinary assistant or educated pet owner. Taught by a practicing veterinarian, this course is the third installment in our "Become a Veterinary Assistant" series.

Please join us as we explore all the many duties that a veterinary assistant typically performs. Through instruction and demonstration, you'll learn how to safely restrain an animal for blood tests, urine collection, and injections. Then you'll find out how to obtain blood samples, which needles to use for which patient, where the best anatomical sites for collecting blood are located, and how to catheterize a bladder.

We'll also review the basics of blood and urine interpretation so you'll come to understand how veterinarians diagnose various conditions.

You'll gain a throughout understanding of examination room procedures, including disinfecting, prepping, and taking a patient's TPR (temperature, pulse, and respiration).

Other handy skills we'll cover include expressing anal glands, bathing, cleaning ears, giving medication, establishing the sex of a young kitten, puppy, or bunny, determining age, and trimming nails.

Throughout the course, you'll benefit from videos that demonstrate many of these 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!

Buy the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Jeff Grognet.

Jeff Grognet

About the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III instructor : Jeff Grognet has been a companion animal veterinarian for 25 years. He was a pioneer in the field of veterinary assistant teaching, developing his first course almost 20 years ago. The overwhelming success of his veterinary receptionist/assistant college courses led him to expand his teaching into other areas in high demand, including pet first aid, and alternative medical therapies for companion animals. He practices with his wife at a Veterinary Hospital in BC, Canada. Jeff has published a large and diverse number of articles over the last 20 years. He is a regular contributing author to several magazines as well as a weekly newspaper columnist.

 Online Veterinary Assistant Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III you need  Internet access, e-mail, and the Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web browser. Completion of Become a Veterinary Assistant and Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction is recommended, but not required.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"Absolutely wonderful course. I cannot wait to see another one offered by this instructor on this subject."

"Another great course. I have highly recommended this to others, whether working in a vet's office or for a pet owner’s information. Thank you, time and money well spent."

"Dr. Jeff, you've outdone yourself in this course!!! I've taken your other two, but I enjoyed and learned more from this one, it was very detailed and fascinating. I know you are a great vet, I only wish I lived where you do, you would definitely be my vet!!!!! Thank you for all you've taught me, I feel so much more comfortable with my dog, and animals in general. I really feel like I know all animals personally!! I hope you will have another class in the future, but I can't imagine anything else you could teach, you've covered everything. Thanks again, Dr. Jeff, for satisfying my thirst for knowledge of animals!!!!"

"Excellent course, learned a lot that I can apply to my volunteer work at my vet's."

"Great Course!! I put the information to use with my rescues during the time I was learning. Excellent for pet owners. I have recommended it to several people and will continue to do so."

"His courses just keep getting better. I enjoyed each and everyone."

"I enjoyed the class very much. Dr. Jeff is a good instructor. I've taken one of his other online courses before. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to take another class. I highly recommend this course to others."

"I enjoyed this class greatly and looked forward to each new lesson. I have already found some of the information useful in dealing with my own pets and in working with cats at the local shelter. I appreciate being able to print out the lessons so that I can refer back to them in the future."

"I enjoyed this course very much and appreciate the hard work of Dr. Jeff in preparing and teaching us. Thank you!"

Buy the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III

(leading to ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification-III)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2000 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering  an ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III (leading to ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification).


ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2000 company, it is a , Square Trade business member since 2002 and HackerSafe approved. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Courseware which has been developed by experienced Instructors.

 The ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Veterinary Assistant Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III & certification:

 How much does the Veterinary Assistant Skills Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III leading to Veterinary Assistant certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Veterinary Assistant Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Veterinary Assistant Certificate. The Veterinary Assistant Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Veterinary Assistant Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Veterinary Assistant Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Veterinary Assistant Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every cpskter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Veterinary Assistant that you will learn during the Veterinary Assistant Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Courseware that is provided along with the Veterinary Assistant Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all cpskters of the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


Buy the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III- $129.99


According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Veterinary technologists and technicians held about 71,000 jobs in 2006.

If you have a fetish for animals and want to turn this love into a profession, then this is the right career for you. A veterinary assistant works under the supervision of a veterinarian. Their job is akin to that of a nurse. Their job responsibilities include implementing procedures requested and needed to diagnose and treat animals, helping the veterinarians and taking histories. A veterinary assistant is not eligible to perform a diagnosis without the proper supervision by a licensed veterinarian. However, he can provide treatment to routine problems and provide counseling to the clients.


This course is useful for people who plan to make a positive impact on the lives of animals. The ExpertRating Veterinary Assistant Certification course will help you prepare for an exciting new career as a Veterinary Assistant.  

ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Lesson 1 will begin this course with a discussion about one of the basic duties of veterinary assistants—how to safely and securely hold animals. Proper restraint techniques are the keys to ensuring that you and the person performing a procedure are safe. In addition to learning those techniques, you'll find out how to assess a patient's body language, how to remove a dog from a cage, and how to use different equipment to control a patient.

Friday - Lesson 02

The last lesson focused on dogs. This lesson will change the focus to cats. Their body language cues differ from a dog's, so how you handle them will change, too. You'll learn the "stretch," the "scruff," and the "kitty burrito" restraint techniques. Then, this lesson will examine how to restrain rabbits, birds, and other exotics.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Now it's time to learn how to put your new restraint skills to work. Nearly every day, a veterinary assistant will be asked to help restrain an animal for any number of reasons: blood collection, injections, and routine examinations to name a few. Other times, you'll have to conduct a physical exam, give medication, or trim nails. This lesson will provide you with videos as well as detailed, step-by-step instructions to help prepare you for these duties.

Friday - Lesson 04

A blood test is a vital way for veterinarians to determine what's wrong with a patient. So taking blood samples and having a working knowledge of an animal's circulatory system is key for a veterinary assistant. After a review of the circulatory system, this fourth lesson will look at the most common sites for taking blood—jugular, cephalic, and saphenous veins. Then, it'll take a look at the equipment you'll be using (needles, syringes, and blood collection tubes).

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Now that you have a blood sample, what can you do with it? This lesson will focus on the tests you might help to perform and explore how veterinarians diagnose diseases. Though there are thousands of diseases, a few important ones are anemia, diabetes, kidney disease, and liver failure. You'll quickly learn the difference between white blood cells and chemistries and how to do a PCV and blood smear.

Friday - Lesson 06

All fluids tell a story. This lesson will look at urine and how to take samples. You could just put a bowl under a dog, of course, but there other methods that will help ensure that the sample remains uncontaminated. And just like when the earlier lessons talked about blood, this sixth lesson will also look at the tests that you might help to perform on urine, and go over what duties you'll be responsible for.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This seventh lesson will move into the surgical suite. Although the veterinarian will do the surgery itself, she won't be able to do it alone. You may be asked to clip and scrub a patient for surgery. Other responsibilities could include preparing surgical packs, knowing the names of the surgical instruments, and cleaning and sterilizing those instruments properly. You'll also have a front row seat to a life-saving surgery that the instructor performed on a little dog.

Friday - Lesson 08

While it's not the most glamorous of tasks, keeping anal sacs clear and anal glands healthy is a big part of basic health care for companion animals. Lesson 8 will explain how to identify an impacted sac and show you two techniques you can use to remedy this condition. It'll also examine how to clean ears, administer medication, and provide a bath—all common responsibilities that you may be assigned as a veterinary assistant.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Suppose someone brings you a little kitten and wants to know if it's a boy or a girl. Can you do it? Lesson 9 will look at how to identify the gender of kittens, puppies, and bunnies, as well as how to tell their age. Knowing the age of a patient is important when figuring out how much medication to give. So this lesson also include a segment on how to calculate doses of medication to help you figure out what and how much to give your patient.

Friday - Lesson 10

This tenth lesson will move into the exam room. Yes, assistants have to know how to set up the room, but they can also play an important role in preparing the patients before the veterinarian sees them. In this lesson you'll learn about TPR—temperature, pulse, and respiration. This lesson will also discuss how to take a patient history, what to look for while performing the TPR, and how to identify dehydration.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Do you know metatarsals from metacarpals? How about ventral from dorsal? This lesson will give you a crash course in medial terminology and how to use it when taking radiographs. It'll also talk about how to read x-rays and go over why bones look white and lungs look dark. You'll discover how to train a dog so you can take a hip x-ray without sedation.

Friday - Lesson 12

This last lesson will take a closer look at how to give injections (including vaccines) and how to diagnose one of the most common ailments that afflicts cats and dogs: worms. It'll discuss collection techniques, proper equipment, what to look for in a sample, and how to identify different types of worms. Finally, this last lesson will wrap up with some of the more memorable cases that the instructor has dealt with during his years as a veterinarian. Maybe they'll inspire you to become a veterinarian yourself!

Buy the ExpertRating Online Veterinary Assistant Course-III - $129.99

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