Students completing this program can sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Welcome to a remarkable career at the intersection of animal healthcare and meticulous record-keeping. Our specialized training program is your gateway to becoming a Veterinary Assistant – Scribe, a unique role that combines your passion for animals with the
precision of data management. Join us on this extraordinary journey where you’ll be the silent hero behind every healthy and happy tail.
As the world of animal healthcare continues to evolve, the role of a Veterinary Assistant – Scribe has emerged as a key player in ensuring the well-being of our beloved animal companions. In the coming decade, the outlook for Veterinary Assistant – Scribes is set to shine with promising opportunities. The pet care industry is booming, and the need for dedicated professionals who can seamlessly blend animal care with meticulous documentation is on the rise. Here is a glimpse into the promising outlook:
- Rapid Industry Growth: The pet care industry is expanding at an impressive rate. In fact,
according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of veterinary assistants
and laboratory animal caretaker is projected to grow by 20% from 2022 to 2032, a rate
much faster than the average for all occupations.
- Increased Emphasis on Documentation: With a growing awareness of the importance
of accurate record-keeping in animal healthcare, the demand for Veterinary Assistants –
Scribe is expected to continue to rise.
- Pet Ownership Trends: The increasing number of pet owners who view their animals as family members fuels the demand for skilled Veterinary Assistants. As more people seek comprehensive care for their pets, the need for professionals in this field continues to rise.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Veterinary Assistants is projected to grow 20 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 26,800 openings for veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Our comprehensive training program is crafted to empower you with the skills, knowledge, and empathy needed to excel as a Veterinary Assistant – Scribe. Our team of seasoned instructors will guide you through the nuances of animal healthcare, medical terminology, and the art of meticulous record-keeping.
In the Clinical Medical Assisting component of the training, individuals will learn how to help the physician with patient examinations, record patient histories and personal information, measure vital signs, such as blood pressure, and give patient injections of medication as directed by the physician or dictated by state law.
The Phlebotomy component prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. During this course component, students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture methods correctly and safely.
This Electrocardiogram (EKG) component covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting EKGs. To begin, you’ll review the anatomy and physiology of the heart. From there, you will explore the technology used, such as the EKG machine. Next, you’ll learn how to interpret a rhythm strip, and finally, you’ll follow this by discovering the details of myocardial infarction.
The all-inclusive program fee covers everything a student needs to successfully complete the Clinical Medical Assisting program, including:
This program qualifies for the MyCAA Tuition Assistance Program sponsored by the Department of Defense—a program designed for military spouses.
Upon completing the online training program, a student is eligible* for our optional Veterinary Assisting Externship. The Veterinary Assistant Externship is a standard 40-hour unpaid rotation. The purpose of the Externship is two-fold: to give each student hands-on instruction and practice conducting a variety of procedures with supervision and to connect each student with a potential employer in their local market.
As a participant in this Clinical Externship, you must agree to provide a resume to their assigned Externship Coordinator no less than three weeks following initial contact. Failure to provide such a resume will result in students not participating in the externship opportunity. In addition, the following terms and conditions apply to the Externship:
By participating in this process, students are entering into an unpaid volunteer clinical externship opportunity which, at no time, constitutes an employee-employer relationship. The facility is under no obligation to continue your clinical experience, nor should you maintain these expectations.
*Students who wish to participate in this course’s optional clinical externship portion must complete their program with a grade of 70% or higher on the final exam and course average, spending at least 50 hours in the course. All externship placements are subject to the availability, scheduling, and staffing needs of the externship sites.
Is an Externship position guaranteed if I successfully complete this program?
We will coordinate an externship for each eligible student at a healthcare organization in their local area. In over eight years of providing this service, we have not had an instance where we could not do this—pandemic or no pandemic. With this said, we cannot guarantee a placement due to circumstances outside our control which include a lack of healthcare organizations located in a rural area, acts of God, situations where healthcare organizations have curtailed their operations due to a pandemic or other cause or in situations where a student chooses not to meet the outlined requirements.