Algonquin College

Veterinary Assistant

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Description:This one-year Ontario College Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for support services in veterinary and other animal care settings. Students build their knowledge of the veterinary environment, learn basic lab procedures, animal handling, restraint, grooming techniques and client service skills. Effective client relations with pet owners are fundamental in providing quality pet care. The development of strong interpersonal and communication skills is emphasized as the key to client service. Although emphasis is placed on small-animal medicine, students also learn about common issues that are encountered in mixed animal practices, shelter medicine and laboratory animal care.

An expanding pet care industry has created a demand for skilled workers in the field. Employment opportunities for educated veterinary assistants are numerous including veterinary clinics, breeding facilities, pet care businesses and research facilities.
URL:Veterinary Assistant at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,088

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $5,087.94. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $14,637.94.
Careers:Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 15, 2015