Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction (Self-Guided)

Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction (Self-Guided)

Practicing veterinarian teaches you to manage the entire canine breeding cycle, from assessing the health of parents to puppy care.

3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs
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This course is the definitive guide to the principles of sound dog breeding. If you're a veterinary assistant or preparing to become one, this course will help you understand the essential facts so you can knowledgeably converse with clients on the complexities of canine reproduction.


  1. Prebreeding Assessment and Management
  2. Female Reproductive Anatomy and Disorders
  3. Male Reproductive Anatomy and Disorders
  4. The Reproductive Cycle and When to Breed
  5. Natural Breeding and Artificial Insemination
  6. Reasons for Female Infertility: Uterine and Ovarian Disorders
  7. Reasons for Female Infertility: Effects of Abnormal Estrous Cycles
  8. Reasons for Male Infertility
  9. Pregnancy Diagnosis and Care of the Pregnant Bitch
  10. Whelping: Normal and Assisted (including cesarean)
  11. Postpartum Disease
  12. Neonatal Care: Birth to Six Months



There are no prerequisites to take this course besides an interest in responsible breeding practices that promote the health of breeding dogs and their puppies.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T9639