Obtain all the necessary skills to start a career in the world of veterinary care.
About The Program
The Veterinary Assistant diploma program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an 8-week field placement for hands-on experience.
The Veterinary 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
- Safety Services
- Oromocto Vet Hospital
- Cedar Hills Animal Hospital
- Grey Cove Vet
- Mayfield Veterinary Clinic
*Employment Rate based on 2018 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 New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in July, 2021.
Do you want to pursue a career helping animals? The Veterinary 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. Whether providing clinical assistance or handling client communication, graduates from this program are essential to the operation of every veterinary clinic.
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Small Animal Medicine for VAS
Small Animal Nursing for VAS
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Breeds - Dogs & Cats
Field Placement - Veterinary Assistant
Nutrition for Veterinary Administrative Specialist
Software Lab - Database Management
Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals
Software Lab - Presentations
Software Lab - Spreadsheets
Student Success Strategies
Medical Terminology for Veterinary Administrative Specialist
Writing for Comprehension
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. In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed.
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