Paraprofessional Training & Education

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Improving financial and mental health

Combines online learning and hands-on, side-by-side training with veterinarians to be prepared for a position in a veterinary clinic or hospital that enhances patient care and client support.

We envision certificate training programs combining the college’s strengths in innovative veterinary medical education and WSU’s long-standing strengths in global online learning. By partnering with veterinary health care professionals at all levels who have expertise in continuing education, internships/externships, foundations, etc. we can enhance and leverage training and education programs for veterinary paraprofessionals.

The certificate programs will be focused, affordable and combine online learning with hands-on training with veterinary students to encourage teamwork, communication and effective delegation of responsibilities at the skills development phase of their careers. These competency-based programs would offer an avenue for workforce development of animal professionals at all levels. Paraprofessionals would generate revenue with personalized, expanded care—working with a single clinic or consulting for several veterinary clinics within a veterinary network.

All competency-based certificate programs would emphasize communication and focused subject matter. 

Learn more about the Veterinary Paraprofessional Certificate


Questions about giving? Contact Lynne Haley or 509-335-5021.

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