Program Outline

Granville students learning proper sample handling in a hands-on classroom

Complete Course Outline of our Veterinary Technician Assistant and Veterinary Office Assistant Programs

Surgical Procedures Awareness

Surgical Procedures and Assisting
Triage and Emergency Medicine
Laboratory Skills and Procedures

VOA® Fundamentals

Veterinary Terminology, Abbreviations & Symbols
Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Canine and Feline Breeds
Behaviour of Small Animals
Pharmacology and Basic Math
Restraint and Clinical Nursing

Small Animal Health Management

Nutrition and Veterinary Diets
Medical Conditions
Parasites and Disease Control
Vaccines and Preventive Medicine
Holistic and Wellbeing Products
Exotics and Wildlife Management

Communication Skills, Client Services and Career Planning

Veterinary Industry Overview
Communication Skills
Reception Room Management
Computer Skills and Veterinary Software Training
Career Planning Strategies and Professional Development

Veterinary Office Procedures

Medical Records
Patient Scheduling
Clinical Inventory Management
Estimates and Invoicing Procedures
Pet Insurance
Euthanasia and Grief Management


Students will go on a three week practicum to a host clinic to measure and apply the training received during the Veterinary Technician Assistant Program at Granville College. Students will go on a six week practicum during the Veterinary Office Assistant Program.

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