2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

About the Program

Throughout this eight-month 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


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

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

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

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