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Veterinary Assistant

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assist with the restraint of a variety of animal species, physically or with the use of chemical restraining agents, in clinical situations.
  • Administer medications, under the supervision of a veterinary professional.
  • Assist during surgical procedures by preparing and maintaining the surgical area.
  • Produce standard diagnostic radiographs.
  • Assist the technician with sample collection and processing.
  • Counsel clients in humane animal care, basic needs, and nutritional requirements.
  • Perform receptionist duties and basic bookkeeping functions to support an animal health business.
  • Perform basic grooming techniques.
  • Identify a variety of animal breeds and the normal and abnormal animal behaviour associated with them.
  • Perform animal husbandry and provide ethical care for animals’ basic needs.