Brush up on your basic skills and prepare to start your classroom and clinical training to become a veterinary assistant. This 9-hour preliminary course is required for ALL students who wish to take the veterinary assistant series of courses. Topics include problem-solving skills, written verbal communication, math for medications, confidentiality, professionalism and ethics. Classroom work will be scored on a point system. Students will be required to achieve a minimum points score to continue on to the Veterinary Assistant Course Series.