Veterinary Assistant

Eastern College’s Veterinary Assistant diploma program provides skill-building and hands-on training in courses that include small animal medicine and nursing, dog and cat breeds, medical terminology, business math, office skills and database management. You will have the strong foundational knowledge to pursue a rewarding career path in a veterinary or animal care environment. Contact us today for more information!

Program Duration
53 weeks, including an 8-week internship

Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Animal Hospitals
  • Rescue Shelters
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinics
  • Animal Boarding Facilities
  • Animal Grooming Centres

Key Courses

  • Veterinary Office Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Small Animal Medicine and Nursing
  • Breeds – Dogs and Cats
  • Office Skills and Business Math
  • Software Labs in database management, spreadsheets and word processing

Why Eastern College?


We have an established reputation as a leader in providing career-focused education that quickly prepare you for in-demand employment opportunities

Ongoing Enrolment

We offer ongoing enrolment and lifestyle-friendly course schedules that limit the disruption to your employment, family and other commitments

Upgraded Courses

Our upgraded courses reflect current trends and employer needs, so you graduate with relevant, applicable skills and knowledge

Job Placement Assistance

Our extensive career services include career fairs, job-search workshops, and one-on-one job placement assistance

Fill out our online form for more information on our Veterinary Assistant program! Our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, including start dates, financing options and more!

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