Veterinary Medical Applications Certification
endorsed by Elanco


About the Certification

The Veterinary Medical Applications Certification endorsed by Elanco provides students with a solid understanding of veterinary science and veterinary medical applications.

In addition, the certification features demonstrations and materials from practicing veterinarians working with both small and large animals. The certification consists of 22 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.

startquotesbl.png Pursuing a veterinary track provides valuable experience for students who are passionate about transforming animal health and maintaining the well-being or our food supply and pets. endquotebl.png

Brad Williams, D.V.M., MBA
Beef Technical Consultant

Learning Objectives

  • Understand safety procedures involving the use of electronic technology, imaging equipment and instruments found in a veterinary hospital.
  • Understand clinical terminology and veterinary terms including abbreviations and symbols relating to the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of animals.
  • Analyze and identify various animal body systems and understand the purpose and function of each.
  • Demonstrate appropriate animal handling and animal care skills in a variety of animal behavioral situations.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of vital signs, blood sampling and injection methods in various animal species.
  • Apply mathematical skills needed for performing scientific calculations, interpreting data and accurate client assessment.
  • Identify characteristics of healthy animals, and recognize examples of abnormalities and how they relate to associated problems and illnesses.
  • Understand the proper procedures used in processing blood and urine specimens, preparing microscope slides and performing common laboratory tests.
  • Demonstrate the skills, protocol and procedures involved in the pre-surgical, post-surgical and therapeutic care of a patient.
  • Identify medications, calculate dosages, complete a prescription label and explain the handling and distribution, protocol and laws for controlled substances.

Certification Lessons

1: Animals & Society 12: Animal Behavior
2: Animals in Research 13: Veterinary Medical Practices: Animal Handling & Identification
3: Veterinary Laws & Ethics 14: Veterinary Medical Practices: Vital Signs
4: Common Veterinary Medical Equipment 15: Veterinary Medical Practices: Blood Samples
5: Veterinary Medical Terms & Terminology 16: Veterinary Medical Practices: Injections
6: Basic Canine & Feline Anatomy 17: Mathematical Applications in Veterinary Science
7: External Anatomy of Livestock: Terms & Terminology 18: Veterinary Medical Practices: Clinical Examinations
8: Circulatory & Respiratory Systems 19: Veterinary Medical Practices: Laboratory Procedures
9: Digestive System 20: Veterinary Medical Practices: Hospital Procedures
10: Endocrine, Immune & Integumentary Systems 21: Veterinary Medical Practices: Surgical Procedures
11: Nervous, Skeletal & Muscular Systems 22: Veterinary Medical Practices: Pharmacology