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Supply List

The following supplies are required over the course of the next few semesters:

Lab Manual

Lab manuals will be created and are required for purchase at a cost of $25 per student at the beginning of first semester classes. This manual will be utilized throughout the program and collected intermittently for completion.

Lab Coat & Scrubs

Lab coats will be available for sale in the Seneca Bookstore and will be required for the first week of classes to be worn in your VLP100 clinical lab course. Scrubs are mandatory for second semester courses and can be in any colour.

We would like everyone to have their scrubs by the end of April at the latest.

Digital Tools

The VTA Program is moving towards utilizing digital educational tools to enhance the learning experience. There will be a mandatory fee of $55 per semester which is paid directly to the web-based company in order to gain access to the system. This system will allow the students to track their competencies and remotely access important areas of the program from their electronic devices (iPad/Smart Phone/ laptop). Payment will be made directly to “Comptracker” the same way that one would order a book online. Instructions will be provided at the information session in January.


  • Closed toed shoes must be worn in all clinical exercise labs and classes
  • Closed toed shoes must be worn in the animal clinic and during all animal care shifts

 Please do not bring your own boots to the facility as coveralls and boots will be provided for large animal classes for bio-security reasons.

Required Textbooks

The following textbooks are required for both first and second semester:

All professional courses
Sirois, M. Elsevier’s Veterinary Assisting Textbook. (2nd ed.). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-35922-1

Animal Handling Introduction (VAH100)
Sheldon, C.C. Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals. (2nd ed.). Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-3233-5494-3

Animal Behaviour (BOA112)
Overall, K.L. Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals. (2nd ed.). ISBN: 978-0-323-00890-7

Optional Textbooks

Laboratory Procedure & Techniques (VLP100)
Hendrix, C., & Sirois, M. Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians. (5th ed.). Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-04572-8

Client Relations & Medical Terminology (VCR100)

Romich, J.E. An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology. (5th ed.). ISBN: 10: 113312576X

Prendergast, H. Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team. (2nd ed.). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-26185-2

SAUNDERS. SAUNDERS Veterinary Terminology FLASH CARDS. (1st ed.). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-1-4160-6138-0

Animal Behaviour (BOA112)

Yin, S.A. Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats: Techniques for Developing Patients Who Love Their Visits. Cattledog Publishing. ISBN: 10: 0964151847