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Supply List

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


Designated scrubs, full-length white lab coat, Seneca name tag and closed toed shoes, are the required uniform to be worn in the Animal Health Centre. 

All students are able to order approved uniform scrubs online through Scrubs Canada. Shipping is free for orders over $50 and there is a free exchange program through Scrubs Canada.

MOBB is the Seneca approved uniform scrub style that you must purchase. Using the same product line ensures accurate colours when ordering. You are welcome to purchase any style of MOBB scrubs as long as you order in the specified colour for your Program. The colour of your scrubs must be black. Please use the code ‘SCKC15’ in the vouchers box when paying for your purchase to receive a Seneca discount.

White full-length lab coats will be available for sale in the Seneca Bookstore. Scrubs, lab coat and closed toed shoes will be required for the first week of classes to be worn in your VLP100 clinical lab course. 
White lab coats and closed toe shoes can be of any brand you wish.

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.

Miscellaneous Items

Lockers in our Animal Health Facility can be rented online for $12 per semester or $22 for the year and will be available during the second week of school through Student Services. Locks must remain on the lockers and are the property of Seneca.

Name tag orders will be organized during orientation and will be purchased through the Seneca bookstore for $11.99 + tax. Name tags will be mandatory and worn at all times in the Animal Health Centre, in all clinical labs and exercises. 

Lab manuals 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.

Digital Education Application

The VTA Program is utilizing a 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.


All textbooks can be purchased at Seneca’s Bookstore or online.

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)
Linda P. Case. Caine and Feline Behavior and Training A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends. 2010, Delmar, Cengage Learning. ISBN: 13:978-1-4283-1053-7 or ISBN: 10: 1-4283-1053-3

The following textbooks are optional and may be used for reference:

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