Students focus on the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assist veterinary professionals in the practice of Veterinary Medicine and also in animal care settings. Students learn the handling and restraint of animals as well as basic animal husbandry and clinical procedures. Emphasis is on companion animals. Students also learn a variety of basic diagnositic laboratory techniques, surgical support procedures and receptionist and client relation skills. Students learn and reinforce their skills and knowledge through a combination of lecture and hands on laboratory practice in the on-site veterinary hospital.
Graduates may find a range of occupations as a member of veterinary health care team, including employment in veterinary clinics, zoos, wild-life centers, pet stores, animal shelters, and grooming facilities.
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)
First-year enrolment is limited, satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Students are required to provide proof of pre-exposure rabies vaccination in the form of a current and effective rabies titre within the first eight weeks of beginning the program.
- VETA 1002 - Front Office and Reception 1 (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
- VETA 1003 - Clinical Procedures 1 (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
- VETA 1004 - Laboratory Procedures/Imaging (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
- VETA 1010 - Success in Veterinary Assistant and Beyond (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
- VETA 1011 - Basic Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
- VETA 1012 - Veterinary Medical Terminology (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
- VETA 1005 - Pharmacology for Veterinary Assistants (Semester 2 / 28 hours)
- VETA 1006 - Front Office and Reception 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- VETA 1007 - Clinical Procedures 2 (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
- VETA 1008 - Surgical Assisting (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
- VETA 1009 - Kennel and Hospital Duty (Semester 2 / 28 hours)
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
General education courses
- Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)