Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it prepares you for working in a veterinary field or clinic setting. The class goes into detailed units such as anatomy, etiology and parasitology. Hands on labs and practices prepare and train students to be able to work in a clinic environment. Our class participated in CPR and first aid labs along with emergency muzzling labs. Not only does the course prepare you with hands on training, it's also very helpful in order to receive your Certified Veterinary Assistant certification and Canine CPR and First Aid certification.
Our class studied numerous types of parasites and the symptoms that they produce. The class goes through detailed descriptions of parasite life cycles, how the organism affects the host and how the parasite is commonly transmitted. Another highlight of the course was the anatomy units which were always very in depth and challenging. The units were normally paired with a short lesson in the physiology for that particular body system and a coloring guide for labeling structures.
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In giving advice for students considering taking this course, I would suggest that you have an interest in biomedical science, other wise the course might seem long and boring. The other piece of advice I would gives is to earn your CVA even if you have decided that you might not want a career in veterinary medicine. The class does require mild amounts of work to receive the certification, but it looks very prestigious on any application or form and is definitely worth the time and effort.