Veterinary Technician Assistant Full-Time Program
The Veterinary Technical Assistant is a valued member of a veterinary practice team and works alongside animal health technicians, veterinary professionals, and shelter staff in the animal industry. The Full-Time Veterinary Technician Assistant Program will give you the technical knowledge and practical experience you need to have a rewarding career in animal care without spending years in school. In addition to classroom learning in a bright, modern space, students actively participate in labs, practical demonstrations and exciting field trips to animal care settings. We have frequent visits from industry guest speakers to furry friends of a wide range of animal species. Classrooms are led by experienced instructors who are genuinely interested in helping you enter the animal health professional field.
Granville College has provided students with hands-on training and practical experience in the veterinary assistant field for over 24 years. Programs are interactive, and taught by instructors who have years of experience working in real veterinary clinics. Unlike other schools, you’ll have the same instructor who will get to know how you learn, and help you take your training and apply it outside of the classroom.
The employment options for graduates are not limited to the clinic environment. These include:
|Exam Room Assistant|
|Animal Rehabilitation Centers|
|Animal Control Centers|
|Animal ER Hospitals or Specialty Hospitals|
|Company Representative for Pet Nutrition Brands|
|Company Representative for Animal Products/Vaccines|
|Pet Insurance Agents|
- 4 days per week
- Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
- 24 weeks including a 3 week practicum placement
To be eligible for the Veterinary Technician Assistant Program at Granville College students must obtain the following:
|Grade 12 or equivalent; transcript required and a minimum of five years’ work experience;|
|60% score on Granville College Entrance Evaluation|
For International students, in addition to the above one or more of the following;
- Evidence the student has completed a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of CBT 240 OR iBT91. OR
- Evidence the student has completed an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5. OR
- Evidence the student has completed a Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a minimum score of 780 OR
- Evidence the student has successfully completed grade 12 or post-secondary education in an English instructional school system.
In order to successfully graduate, students are required to:
- Complete each course/module in the program with a 70% or higher marks;
- Successfully complete the required hours of practicum;
- Have paid all dues (money owed) in full to Granville College;
- Submit all required practicum forms to the Instructor or Administrator.
Take the Next Step Toward a Rewarding Career
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Hi, my name is Krissy and I graduated from the VOA® Class 47 at Granville Business College. The program is fantastic and the amount of knowledge I gained is invaluable. The teachers and administrators were very supportive and the methods used to instruct the class were great. During the program you learn a tremendous amount. The classes include; lectures, mock veterinary clinics, field trips, animal handling and restraint classes. We learned that the role of a Veterinary Assistant is very important since we make the first impression to the public. I recommend this program to anyone who loves animals and is considering working with them.
Full Time Course Curriculum
The Veterinary Technician Assistant Program consists of five main subjects that cover everything from anesthetic monitoring to zoonotic diseases. Courses are continually updated, and we work with clinics and hospitals in the lower mainland to make sure we always teach our students the most current protocols and procedures.
Is Veterinary Technician Assistant Training Right For You?
To learn more about training as a Veterinary Technician Assistant and to find out if Granville College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information. For immediate questions, contact an Admissions Advisor today at 604-683-8850.