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.
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