Veterinary assistant program for companion pets

Female Veterinary Surgeon And Nurse Examining Cat In SurgeryLove animals? Take a veterinary assistant program to care for pets and animals

Do you enjoy caring for animals, both small and large? Take a veterinary assistant program to become a Veterinary Hospital Assistant!

Veterinary Hospital Assistants (VHAs) fill a variety of roles: they’re the counsellor, educator and advocate – they’re at the frontline of animal care. Veterinary assisting is a dynamic and fulfilling path for anyone desiring a rewarding career in animal health care.

Our 9-month Veterinary Hospital Assistant Diploma program provides hands-on training with actual animals and prepares students for the fast-paced, quality-controlled veterinary hospital environment. Under the guidance of experienced industry professionals, our VHA students learn relevant theory and master practical skills using actual field equipment. Classes begin several times per year and typically fill up far in advance.


Key courses include

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Clinical procedures
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Canine and feline breed Identification
  • Small animal health and nutrition
  • Health management
  • Intro to surgery and dentistry
  • And more!

Click here to see a full list of courses in our veterinary assistant program.


Graduates of the program become qualified “front-line” Veterinary Hospital Assistants and regularly find rewarding careers in such animal health care settings as:

  • Veterinary hospitals
  • Animal emergency, referral specialty and teaching hospitals
  • Boarding kennels
  • Non-profit rescue and rehabilitation organizations
  • Pet daycares
  • Grooming facilities
  • Wildlife parks
  • Farms
  • Pet stores
  • Industry sales
  • and more!


To learn more about our veterinary assistant program, and to explore if this is your fantasy job, fill out our form to get more information. A helpful Program Advisor will answer all your questions and inspire you to pursue your dream!

For immediate assistance, give us a call at 1–844–429-1847.

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