February 5, 2023

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

Coastal Bend College Introduces Online Course: Become a Veterinary Assistant

Coastal Bend College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Coastal Bend College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Veterinary Assistant.”

If you want to learn more about a variety of health and safety issues related to pets and learn more about pet nutrition, this course will help. Through this course, you’ll go through special lessons that focus on specific aspects of veterinary assistant duties. Since veterinarians are small businesses, the participant will also learn the foundations of the business including how income is generated, where it goes, and explore how to market the clinic. This course is taught by a college instructor and a practicing veterinarian, that have direct insight into the field.

This course is part of Coastal Bend College’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Other courses available through ed2go follow.

Resume Writing Workshop

Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. This workshop will lead you through a self-assessment series so you will have extensive knowledge about the product you are marketing–YOU! Learn different resume formats, how to write an employment objective, and tricks to writing persuasive cover letters. Make the most of your work experience. Know what to reveal in a resume and what to keep to yourself.


Start a Pet Sitting Business

Do you love animals? Learn how to get on the path of opening your own pet sitting business. Included in this course is pet care, first aid, and handling home visits to impress clients. Pet care includes identification of common diseases, exercise, first aid, and nutrition. After learning first aid, you will learn how to give injections to an uncooperative cat/dog, how to administer pills and liquid medications. At the end of the course, you will learn how to set up the business aspect of the pet sitting business including explore start-up costs, accounting, business plans, and developing a marketing plan.


To learn more, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 354-2768 or go to www.coastalbend.edu/ce for more information.