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Campus
Duration
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate
School
Health Sciences

About the Program

Throughout this two-semester certificate program, you will gain the essential skills needed to effectively assist veterinary professionals in the practice of veterinary science. To prepare you for a career as a veterinary assistant, you will be provided with a variety of basic laboratory skills and techniques to diagnose and treat domestic animals.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Animal health and disease

  • Sanitation and disinfection

  • Animal husbandry 

  • Medical terminology

  • Veterinary software applications

  • Client communication

  • Ethical conduct  

  • Laboratory procedures

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Animal shelters
  • Research institutes
  • Pet stores
  • Grooming salons
  • Wildlife facilities

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Knowledge and practice for laboratory techniques
  • Clerical and administrative skills

  • Behaviour and restraint techniques 

  • Basic surgical and radiology skills

  • Animal grooming