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, Elanco

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.