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Veterinary Hospital Assistant

Turning your passion for animals into a rewarding profession

9 Months

Program Length

On-Campus or Online

Delivery Type
Pathway Programs

Veterinary Hospital Assistant Diploma Program

You know you’d make a great veterinary hospital assistant when your energy, personality, and love for all creatures big and small brings you more joy than you’ve ever experienced. 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 9-month Veterinary Hospital Assistant program will introduce you to lifelong friends who share your love for animals. You will gain practical know-how in key areas, ready to dive into a career where you really can make a difference by the end of the workday.

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.

This focused Veterinary Hospital Assistant curriculum will give you the skills and training you need to dive into the industry, including: Medical Terminology—Breed Identification—Pharmacology—Clinical Procedures—Anatomy and Physiology —Office Procedures—Livestock and Exotics—Toxicology—Surgical Procedures—Small Animal Nutrition—Diagnostic Imaging.

The VHA 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.

If being a Veterinary Hospital Assistant is in your future, Centre for Arts and Technology – one of the leading creative and technical schools in Canada – will help take you there.

A rewarding and fulfilling career in just 9 months.

Learn new skills and build lifelong relationships.

In the


Our Alumni are in the industry.

Asher Road Animal Hospital, logo features: half moon with dog
Chetwynd Veterinary Hospital, logo includes medical cross with dog.
Creekside Animal Clinic Centre, script logo with rectangle border.
Crescent Fall Veterinary Hospital
Doggytopia, script logo with a dog above.
Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society, script logo infront of low transparency donkey outline.
KLO Veterinary Clinic, Medical cross with snake spiraling.
Sitara Animal Hospital, 3 logos include: Dog, Cat, pet Tooth.
Woofy World Kennels and Daycare. Logo includes a puppy and pawprints.
CNWT SPCA, script logo embossed.
Sunridge Veterinary Clinic, features a sunset with an outline of a dog.
Logo that reads BC SPCA Speaking for Animals
logo with heartbeat line with an outline of dog and cat
Logo with silhouette of a dog and cat
Logo of a dog and cat


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Program Advisory Committee

Your Program Advisory Committee are made up of leading industry professionals who meet every 4 months to make our programs stay in-line with industry.

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