Veterinary Office Assistant
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Veterinary Office Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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JanEdmontonIn person or online
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Limited
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

12 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,079.50

International
Total: $10,833.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 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 able to remain calm in unpredictable situations
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands (e.g., lift up to 16 kg (35 lbs), push or pull 45 kg (100 lbs))
  • 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 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
  • work well in a team environment
  • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts (try a test)

This program is not recommended for international students as the work permit required for the practicum may not arrive in time.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a practicum totalling 150 hours.

Location

Edmonton, Online