Veterinary Hospital Assistant

A Rewarding Career in Animal Care in Just 9 Months

Start Your Career as a Veterinary Hospital Assistant
Work in Animal Care

You want the best vet assistant programs. Here’s what our program will do for you: 


Industry Connections

Veterinary industry professionals as your Instructors and mentors. 


Let’s Get You Working!

Well-rounded, focused curriculum and job shadow opportunities to get you successfully working as quickly as possible.


Education at Your Fingertips

Earn your diploma how you want to, with both on-campus and online learning options available.


Top Tech

Latest technology, facilities, and equipment in a dedicated veterinary classroom. 

Department Head
Kate Robertson

Born and raised in Guelph Ontario, Kate has always had a passion for working with animals. She attended Sheridan College obtaining a certificate in Animal Care in 2005 where she was a recipient of the Sheridan scholar award for her academic achievements.

Her career began in 2005 at a 24/7 Emergency Clinic that specialized in avian, exotics, and small animals as a Veterinary Assistant. From there she settled into a high-volume Veterinary Clinic, which featured seven doctors and treated both companion animals and large animals (horses, livestock, and even zoo animals!) Shortly after moving to Kelowna in 2009, Kate began working at the KLO Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant while joining Centre for Arts and Technology as a part time instructor in 2011. Kate took time off in 2013 to grow her family and rejoined the VHA program in 2018, becoming lead instructor before moving into her current role as Department head in 2021. Kate is continually advancing her skills; her latest achievement is the completion of the Advanced Level of the Animal Welfare Certificate Program at Thompson Rivers University. Kate completed this program with outstanding grades, receiving an A+ mark.

She lives in Kelowna with her husband, 3 boys who keep her busy, and a loyal yellow Labrador retriever named Jersey. In her spare time, she volunteers for Alleycats Cat Rescue, and enjoys cheering her boys on from the sidelines of their various sporting activities.