Veterinary Administrative Assistant
Learn best practices to succeed in the veterinary field of healthcare.
About The Program
The Veterinary Administrative Assistant diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience.
The Veterinary Administrative Assistant Diploma program will qualify graduates to pursue positions in veterinary clinics, animal care agencies, or positions in pet stores.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Pet Smart
- Hound Tales Inn
- Annapolis Animal Hospital
- Complete Care Hospital 4 Pets
- Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital
*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 6563,1411 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 6563 and rounded down to the nearest dollar, based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in July, 2021.
Do you want to spend your day working with cats, dogs and other animals? The Veterinary Administrative Assistant program at Eastern College combine hands-on clinical experience with administrative support training to prepare you for a role in the world of veterinary care.
This hands-on program will train you with specialized skills in veterinary nursing, as will as receptionist skills. Learn medical terminology and how to properly care for animals, big or small.
Whether providing clinical assistance or handling client communication, graduates from these programs are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.
Course Listings: Nova Scotia
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Field Placement - Veterinary Administrative Assistant
Large Animal Medicine
Pocket Pets & Exotics
Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals
Software Lab - Spreadsheets
Small Animal Breeds and Behaviour
Small Animal Medicine for VAA
Small Animal Nursing for VAA
Small Animal Nutrition
Student Success Strategies
Medical Terminology for Veterinary Administrative Assistant
Veterinary Office Procedures
High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant; plus a passing score in the academic achievement test.
“Helpful, encouraging, attentive staff and instructors. Top knotch job placement and work experience opportunities. I received 3 job offers from my placements (before I even graduated).”