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Hands-On Skills

Gain hands-on skills and experience working with animals of all kinds and sizes as you earn your degree.

You'll learn how to:

  • Safely and humanely restrain animals
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Administer medications
  • Perform grooming tasks for patients
  • Place IV catheters
  • Apply bandages and splints
  • Collect samples and perform diagnostic testing
  • Administer and monitor anesthesia
  • Assist in surgical procedures
  • Produce X-rays and other diagnostic images
  • Communicate with clients about their animals
  • Provide care to critical and emergency patients
  • Perform dental cleaning procedures
  • Fill prescriptions for patients

Take Your Next Giant Leap at Purdue

Ready to start your journey in veterinary nursing? Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career caring for animals.

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