Diploma of Applied Arts
Duration: 3 semesters plus 8 week work term
The Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist program prepares students for a career in the field of animal care. Students will receive hands-on training that will enable them to assist the veterinarian in day-to-day clinical procedures that may include: anesthesia monitoring, preparing for surgeries, surgery assisting, administering medications, taking X-Rays, giving medicated baths and counseling clients on training methods. This program also prepares students to effectively perform administrative and reception duties.
Upon successful completion of the Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist program, students may be eligible to work (depending on specific hiring practices) in veterinary clinics (large, small, or mixed animal practice), university laboratories, private drug companies, marine facilities, riding stables, or dairy barns. Students may also become self-employed through operating their own pet-sitting or pet-daycare business.
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High School Graduates or Equivalent
High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D. results. Under certain circumstances, students who do not complete the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.
Mature Students are eligible for admission to the Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist program. These students must be at least 19 years of age, complete an application form, provide a copy of recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.
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