Faculty: Animal Care & Nature
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts
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, and counseling clients on training methods. This program also prepares students to effectively perform administrative and reception duties.
|Bookkeeping||Small Animal Handling and Restraint|
|Canine Behaviour||Small Animal Health|
|Feline Behaviour||Small Animal Medical Nursing|
|Information Technology||Small Animal Nutrition|
|Introduction to Computers with Publisher||Small Animal Surgical Nursing|
|Introduction to Veterinary Fundamentals||Standard First Aid|
|Job Search Skills||Veterinary Office Practices|
|Psychology for Work||Word Term|
|Small Animal Breeds|
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.