There is currently a high demand in this industry for appropriately trained personnel. The Veterinary Assistant Diploma Program aims to provide graduates with the best-suited combination of animal healthcare training and veterinary office skills.
Students learn to assess and prioritize client appointment requests and respond to clients’ basic questions about general animal health care. Students are introduced to animal breeds, medical terminology, animal health practice, pre- and post-surgical care, nutrition and diet, vaccines, parasites, pharmacology and common surgery.
This program maintains the highest possible level of standards and it keeps current with the industry and employers’ requirements.
Upon graduation, students are prepared to begin a career in veterinary assisting, veterinary office reception, or administration and can work in:
Upon successful completion of this program students will receive the following:
|Course No.||Course Name||Hours||Credits|
|V110||Veterinary Medical Terminology||20||1.5|
|V120||Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology||60||4.5|
|V230||Surgical Procedures and Equipment||40||3.0|
|V310||Veterinary Clinical Procedures||60||4.5|
|V320||Veterinary Dentistry and Special Services||20||1.5|
|V340||Veterinary Business Communications||20||1.5|
|V700||Veterinary Assistant Job Search||20||1.0|
|TOTAL HOURS OF PROGRAM (27 WEEKS)||560||42|
Admissions RequirementsPlease contact us for more information on tuition, program costs and other details. Please see Student Loans, Grants for more information on program funding options and tuition.
As our ideal Veterinary Assistant candidate YOU:
Steps to Admission into the Veterinary Assistant Program
a. Copy of picture identification (BCID, Driver`s License, Passport, Citizenship Card, Permanent Residence Card, Status Card)
i. If applicant is under 19 years old, parent/ legal guardian consent required
a. Copy of Transcript from a Canadian high school or Assessment Exam:
i. English 11 at 70% or better (any level)
ii. Math 11 at 70% or better (any level)
If English is not your first language, and you did not graduate from a Canadian high school, you will need to take the above noted exam in English. We place a heavy emphasis on Conversational English and this will be determined by Point 6 – Interview.