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    Veterinary Office Assistant

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    PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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    QUICK FACTS

    Program length  

    1 term

    Credential

    Certificate

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    TUITION & FEES


    Canadian
    Total: $4,079.50

    International
    Total: $10,833.50

     
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    ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 with a minimum of 50%
    • 65% in High School Prep Mathematics (MATH 1905) or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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    Overview

    As a valued member of the team in clinical, emergency, or specialty hospital settings, veterinary office assistants support veterinarians and technicians with essential administrative and basic veterinary medicine skills.

    Get into the workforce quickly and develop skills in customer service, communications, current office technology, and more.

    Student Success

    Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

    • have a genuine love for a variety of animals and enjoy working with the public
    • are able to remain calm in unpredictable situations
    • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands (e.g., lift up to 16 kg (35 lbs), push or pull 45 kg (100 lbs))
    • have access to transportation to complete their practicum
    • have access to a computer, internet connection, and basic keyboarding/computer skills
    • are able to work shift work
    • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
    • work well in a team environment
    • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts (try a test)

    This program is not recommended for international students as the work permit required for the practicum may not arrive in time.

    Practicum/Work Experience

    This program includes a practicum totalling 150 hours.

    Location

    Edmonton, Online