Convenient Evening Classes to Become a Qualified Veterinary Assistant VOA® in as Little as 41 Weeks
If you’re passionate about animal care but attending a full-time program isn’t an option, our part-time program may be an ideal fit. Granville College is the only school in BC offering this opportunity for Veterinary Assistant training.
The part-time program runs just 3 evenings per week, so it’s a great choice for anyone with outside obligations that make committing to a full-time program a challenge.
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The part-time Veterinary Office Assistant Program allows for a lighter weekly schedule while providing the same hands-on training, practical experience and industry support as our full-time option. This program is designed to help you pursue a rewarding career in animal care with minimal disruption to your life and without spending years in school.
Part Time Classes Include
Mock Veterinary Clinics
3 evenings per week
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
As a Granville College student you will have the same instructor throughout your program. This consistency allows instructors to really get to know their students and tailor their teaching to best fit your needs.
The program consists of five units that prepare students for the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of Veterinary Assisting. These courses are regularly reviewed to make sure that the skills provided truly reflect the demands you’ll encounter in today’s workplace.
Small Animal Health Management covers medical conditions, nutrition and diets, identification and treatment for parasites, fleas and heartworm. You will learn about vaccines and their administration. In this section we also cover proper preparation and handling of vaccines and other medications, as well as euthanasia.
Students learn the management of patient medical records, daily appointment scheduling, preparation of standard forms and documents used in a veterinary practice and general billing procedures. Animal health product sales and coordinating with industry product representatives is also included in this course.
During role-play and other fun, interactive activities, students will practice effective communication techniques in various mock clinic situations. You’ll learn telephone communication skills, how to handle emergency calls and dispute resolution, as well as grief counselling.
Is Veterinary Office Assistant Training Right For You?
To learn more about careers in Veterinary Assisting and to find out if Granville College is right for you, fill out the form on the side of the page to receive more information. For immediate questions or to speak with a friendly Granville College Admissions Advisor, call 604-670-8636.