Veterinary Office Assistant
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Veterinary Office Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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MayEdmontonFT In-person
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

12 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $3,234.00
Total fees: $418.50
International
Total tuition: $9,988.00
Total fees: $418.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of English for Academic Purposes – Reading and Writing EAP II (ESLG1898) and English for Academic Purposes – Listening and Speaking EAP II (ESLG1899) with a minimum of 50%
  • 65% in High School Prep Mathematics (MATH 1905) or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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Overview

This fast-paced, 12-week program will prepare you to work in the veterinary field as a valued member of the veterinary team in clinical, emergency, or specialty hospital settings. The program combines office administrative skills, veterinary medical terminology, and hands-on training. Veterinary office assistants have an important role in supporting veterinarians and technicians while interacting with clients and their pets to help make their experience a positive one.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • have a genuine love for a variety of animals and enjoy working with the public
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to transportation to complete their practicum
  • have access to a computer, internet connection and basic keyboarding/computer skills
  • are able to work shift work
  • are able to dedicate 10-20 additional hours per week over and above regular course hours
  • work well in a team environment
  • are able to work 150 hours of full-time work over four weeks to complete the practicum. This includes day, evening, or night shifts on any day of the week, including weekends and holidays
  • an type 30-35 words per minute before the program starts

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a one-month practicum.

Location

Edmonton