Veterinary Assistant Training Courses in Canada

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Veterinary Assistant in Canada




Total 43 training courses and degree programs available in Canada.

Veterinary Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Eastern College
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Canada
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Would you love to spend your day working with animals? The Veterinary Administrative Assistant (NS) and the Veterinary Assistant (NB) programs at Eastern College combine hands-on clinical experience with administrative support training to prepare you for a role in the world of veterinary care. Whether providing nursing assistance or handling client communication, graduates from these programs are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.

Course Highlights
Student Success Strategies
Software Lab
Breeds - Dogs and Cats
Nutrition
Small Animal Medicine
Small Animal Nursing
Medical Terminology
Business Communications
Office Skills
Document Formatting
Business Math
Writing for Comprehension
Image Development
Bookkeeping
Computerized Accounting with Simply
Career Planning and Preparation
Field Placement

Veterinary Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Eastern College
Training Center(s): Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Canada
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Would you love to spend your day working with animals? The Veterinary Administrative Assistant (NS) and the Veterinary Assistant (NB) programs at Eastern College combine hands-on clinical experience with administrative support training to prepare you for a role in the world of veterinary care. Whether providing nursing assistance or handling client communication, graduates from these programs are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.

Course Highlights
Student Success Strategies
Software Lab
Small Animal Breeds and Behaviour
Small Animal Nutrition
Small Animal Medicine
Small Animal Nursing
Large Animal Medicine
Pocket Pets and Exotics
Medical Terminology
Veterinary Office Procedures
Bookkeeping Level I
Career Planning and Preparation
Field Placement

Veterinary Hospital Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Centre for Arts and Technology
Training Center(s): Kelowna, Canada
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The 9-month Veterinary Hospital Assistant program has always been a popular course at Centre for Arts and Technology. Classes begin in both April and October, and usually fill up far in advance.

Graduates of the program become qualified “front-line�Veterinary Hospital Assistants, and regularly find rewarding careers in a variety of animal care settings like:

Veterinary Hospitals �Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinics �Boarding Kennels �Animal Non-Profit Organizations �Grooming Facilities

Centre for Arts and Technology prides itself on hiring not just the best instructors, but professionals who are leaders in their field. Our instructors have first-hand experience in the veterinary practice and are a great resource for anyone wishing to make animal care their chosen career.

Veterinary Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Academy of Learning College - Alberta
Training Center(s): Airdrie, Brooks, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Canada
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This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become employable in any medical setting. The Veterinary Administrative Assistant performs many of the same or similar duties as a Medical Office Assistant. Veterinary patients have the same basic body systems and require similar treatment for injuries and illnesses as do humans. By adding the Veterinary Administrative Assistant specialty modules to the core Medical Office Assistant program, graduates have wider employment opportunities by choosing to work in a Veterinary setting or a medical clinic. The skills acquired are: •Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, hospital and medical office administrative and clinical procedures.
•Specialty Veterinary Administrative Assistant training prepares the student with additional training to work in veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals.
•Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, general office management, accounting.

Veterinary Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley Continuing Studies
Training Center(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Canada
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This 660-hour program consists of nine modules and will prepare you to work in a veterinary hospital where you will be working with animals and people on a daily basis. You will learn:
•Veterinary Business Fundamentals
•Veterinary Hospital Fundamentals
•Veterinary Surgical Fundamentals
•Anatomy, Physiology, and Common Diseases
•Introduction to Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
•Grooming
•Animal Behavior and Nutrition
•Animal Shelters and Animal Lab Husbandry
•Bookkeeping
�-week practicum
•Review

Who will be teaching me?
Who knows more about the industry than those who have worked in it! Not only do our instructors have high academic qualifications, but they are also current, successful practitioners of the ideas they will be sharing with you. They are committed instructors who are passionate about communicating their knowledge and cultivating enthusiasm in their students.

Veterinary Assistant

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Northwest Community College
Training Center(s): Hazelton, Kitimat, Masset, Smithers, Skidegate, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Canada
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This program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You’ll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs.You’ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals.

Animal Care Aide (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: North Island College
Training Center(s): Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet, Canada
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Through lectures and field trips, graduates of the Animal Care Aide certificate are prepared for work in the fascinating field of animal care. This part-time certificate program provides the knowledge and basic skills needed for entry level employment in animal care facilities. While the program emphasizes small animal care in hospital/clinical settings, the training is valuable and easily transferable to other animal care settings. It is intended for individuals with no previous formal training, but the course has been designed to help existing staff and volunteers who wish to upgrade their skills.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed primarily to meet the demands for trained personnel in veterinary hospitals and animal care shelters. Graduates may also find work and/or volunteer opportunities in settings such as animal recovery centres, pet stores, zoos, game farms and similar businesses, grooming businesses, kennels, and large animal farms.

Veterinary Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: St. Lawrence College
Training Center(s): Kingston, Canada
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This is a one-year, hands-on program focus­ing on the skills required to work in careers involving animal care. Students spend a large portion of their time working with animals. At the local Humane Society, students develop safe handling skills and learn how to perform physical examinations and treatments. The students operate the SLC &,quot,Scruffy Dog Salon�where they groom dogs under the supervision of a trained professional grooming instructor. Lab time is also spent learning surgical sup­port techniques and basic clinical laboratory procedures which aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in domestic animals.

The program is structured around four areas:
�Animal Diseases, Care and Restraint, and Grooming
�Laboratory and Surgical Support Preparation and Maintenance
�Front Office Management and Marketing
�Support Studies

Students learn about animal health and disease, behavior, handling and general care (involving cats, dogs, exotic pets , wildlife and livestock), dog grooming, and basic laboratory procedures. Students also study computer operations and office procedures, and they practice communication and mar­ke... [Read More]

Veterinary Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Northern College
Training Center(s): Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, South Porcupine, Canada
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This one-year program will prepare students to assist members of the veterinary team. They will gain the skills required to assist professionals working in associated fields of veterinary science and other applied animal sciences. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to care for patients�basic needs under the direction of the veterinarian or designate, administer and monitor the use of physical restraint agents, assist the technologist and technician by preparing for surgical procedures, assist the technologist and technician with standard diagnostic laboratory work, counsel clients and co-workers on patient care, prepare labels for medication, book appointments, and perform receptionist duties.

Veterinary Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s): Barrie, Canada
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The Veterinary Assistant Program provides an opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assist Veterinary Professionals in the practice of Veterinary Medicine and also in other animal care settings. This one year (two semester) program prepares the student to handle and restrain companion animals as well as perform basic husbandry and clinical procedures. The student also learns a variety of basic diagnostic laboratory techniques, surgical support procedures, and receptionist and client relation skills. Students learn and reinforce their skills and knowledge through a combination lecture and hands on laboratory practice in our Orillia campus veterinary hospital.

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