Veterinary Assistant Training Courses in Canada

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




Total 37 training courses and degree programs available in Canada.

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.

Veterinary Medical Assistant

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Training Center(s): Edmonton, Canada

As more tasks are delegated from veterinarians to Animal Health Technologists, the need for veterinary medical assistants to perform tasks that require less training has emerged. Veterinary Medical Assistants provide support to both Animal Health Technologists and veterinarians.

Equine Anatomy

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s): Olds, Canada

You have requested more knowledge about the horse. This 1-day course will introduce you the systems of the horse. You will be able to converse more effectively with all the health providers of your horse when you understand the five basic systems of your horse. This is an excellent course to take before you take equine massage, or introduction to equine conformation.

Veterinary Technical Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Olds College
Training Center(s): Olds, Canada

If you have a genuine love of animals and their health and well-being, this new 15 week certificate program may be of interest to you. This program is for people who would like to work along side other veterinary professionals, shelter staff, or work in the small animal industry.

Veterinary Medical Assistant (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Lakeland College
Training Center(s): Vermilion, Canada
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and in one academic year you&,#146,ll have work skills for a veterinary practice or animal shelter.

Those skills include: •animal restraint
•kennel care and management
•client education
•office and hospital procedures
•surgical prep
•radiology positioning
•lab equipment maintenance.

Your hands-on training will be at Lakeland College’s small animal clinic, an Alberta Veterinary Medical Association accredited animal hospital.
Part of your course is a 3-week practicum at a veterinary facility where you can put your knowledge and skills to work. The facility can be anywhere in Canada.

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