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The Veterinary Assistant program at Vancouver Career College fully prepares students to work in a large range of animal care facilities. In this field, the animal is the patient and the animal owner is the client.
The pet care field is a growing industry where an increasing number of people choose pets as a part of the household. An aging population leads elderly people to adopt pets as companions, and animals can require as much care as their owners
By the end of the Veterinary Assistant program, students will be prepared to work effectively with an animal health technologist or veterinary doctor. They will be fully versed in both the clinical and administrative duties involved with a veterinary practice and will have spent time applying their skills in a practicum placement.
- High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status
- Pass college's admissions test
- Immunization report (form provided by college)
- Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.