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Veterinary Assistant Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    This one-year, two-semester program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to assist Registered Veterinary Technicians/Technologists and Veterinarians in the practice of veterinary science, as well as, work within other applied animal sciences such as grooming establishments, pet shops and shelters. Students learn a variety of basic laboratory techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of domestic animals, as well as, clerical and supporting skills required in an animal facility.
  • Practical experience
    Time is also spent at a local OSPCA for hands-on experience, and two field placements are also provided.
  • Academic Title
    Veterinary Assistant Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Semester 1     

       1. ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY & ANIMAL ID
       2. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, HANDLING & RESTRAINT
       3. SURGICAL PROCEDURES
       4. ANIMAL NUTRITION
       5. ANIMAL NURSING I
       6. SHELTER OPERATIONS
       7. OFFICE PROCEDURES I

    Semester 2     

       1. ANIMAL DISEASES & EMERGENCIES
       2. LABORATORY OPERATIONS & PHARMACOLOGY
       3. EXOTICS AND WILDLIFE
       4. ANIMAL NURSING 2
       5. OFFICE PROCEDURES 2
       6. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SKILLS
       7. FIELD PLACEMENT I - VETA
       8. FIELD PLACEMENT II - VETA

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