Veterinary Assistant

P et care is a growing industry as people embrace their pets as a cherished member of their family. Turn your love of animals into a rewarding career by enrolling in the Veterinary Assistant program at Vancouver Career College

Veterinary Assistant with kittens

The Veterinary Assistant program prepares students to provide a large number of clinical and administrative services to a variety of animal care facilities. A veterinary assistant’s role combines the duties of an animal health technician and a veterinary office assistant.

Veterinary Assistant Courses include:

  • Veterinary Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology practiced in veterinary medicine
  • Learning some of the causes of illness and disease in animals, the clinical signs and treatment and prevention
  • Health and Safety practices in an environment that provides animal care services
  • Animal nursing care and emergency protocols
  • Documenting an animal’s medical history, and taking and recording vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Conducting examinations and assessing pain
  • Caring for hospitalized animals
  • Handling and dispensing of pharmaceutical products
  • Surgical Preparation and Assisting
  • Veterinary office and billing procedures

Upon completion of in class courses, you will complete a practicum in a veterinary environment to solidify their skills and competencies.

Contact Vancouver Career College today to get detailed information about the Veterinary Assistant program, admission requirements, tuition fees, tuition assistant programs, class schedules, and career and job placement information.

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