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Veterinary Hospital Assistant | Kelowna, BC

Your energy, personality, and love for all creatures great and small makes you the perfect candidate for a career in animal care. You are a calming influence to both animals and their owners, and you can think of nothing more rewarding than making sure people and their pets get the very best of care. The Veterinary Hospital Assistant program will introduce you to lifelong friends who share your love for animals. This is a career where you really can make a difference by the end of the workday. 

In only nine months, you will have practical know-how in the following key areas: Surgical Preparation—Instrument Identification—Front Office Procedures—Client Care and Communications—Animal Nutrition—Veterinary Medical Terminology—Animal Anatomy and Physiology.

Veterinary hospital assistant training Kelowna

The 9-month Veterinary Hospital Assistant program has always been a popular course at Centre for Arts and Technology. Classes begin in both April and October, and usually fill up far in advance.

Graduates of the program become qualified “front-line” Veterinary Hospital Assistants, and regularly find rewarding careers in a variety of animal care settings like:

Veterinary Hospitals • Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinics • Boarding Kennels • Animal Non-Profit Organizations • Grooming Facilities

Centre for Arts and Technology prides itself on hiring not just the best instructors, but professionals who are leaders in their field. Our instructors have first-hand experience in the veterinary practice and are a great resource for anyone wishing to make animal care their chosen career. 

“I’m extremely happy that I took the VHA course and pursued a career in animal care. It has been a life-changing experience with lots of personal growth, and the knowledge I gained from this program has been essential in the field. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to follow a career path in animal care.”

–     Aleesha Leslie