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Veterinary Hospital Assistant

Turning your passion for animals into a rewarding profession

9 Months

Program Length

On-Campus + 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 bring 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 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: Client Care and Communications, Front Office Procedures, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medical Terminology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Surgical Preparation, instrument Identification.

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.

A rewarding and fulfilling career in just 9 months.

Learn new skills and build lifelong relationships.

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Check out our post-graduation pathways.

What do you want to do after you’ve completed your Centre for Arts and Technology program? We’ve got options for you! Check out our pathway programs and continue your education at other institutions in Canada and across the globe.

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