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Veterinary Assisting Diploma Requirements

53 Credits

Offered at Rapid City.

Veterinary Assisting Major Core

Credit Hours

(A minimum of 16 of the following 32 credits must be earned at NAU.)

AH1120

Veterinary Medical Terminology

4

AH1130

Basic Animal Anatomy

4

AH1150

Animal Technology Topics

4

AH1160-
AH1180

Principles of Animal Care

0-1

AH1500

Introduction to Exotic Animals

1

AH1520

Introduction to Small Animal Nutrition

1

AH2230

Animal Restraint I

1

AH2320

Basic Clinical Procedures

3

AH2380

Surgical Preparation

3

AH2700

Veterinary Office and Hospital Management

4

AH, AS or

Veterinary Assisting Electives

 

SO1800

Community Volunteer Practicum

4

CI2180

Veterinary Software Applications

2

 

 

32

General Education Core (21)

Communications

EN1150

Composition I

4.5

 

 

4.5

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science Elective

4.5

 

4.5

General Education

CS1200

College and Career Success I

5

CS1300

College and Career Success II

5

CS2086

Career Path Planning

2

 

 

12

Graduation Requirements: A minimum 2.0 GPA is required overall and in the Veterinary Assisting Major Core. See the "Graduation Requirements" section of the catalog for additional requirements.

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