COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Animal lovers can now train for fulfilling careers with the Veterinary Assistant program at Vancouver Career College in Coquitlam. Developed with input from professionals within the industry, the new program combines course work, practical learning and a three-week practicum to prepare students to work in a variety of animal care facilities, including veterinary hospitals, animal shelters and zoos.
"As more Canadians adopt pets, there is a growing need for well-trained professionals in the pet care field, including veterinary assistants," says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for Vancouver Career College. "That's great news for those who love working with animals. The Veterinary Assistant program allows students to turn their love for animals into a successful, rewarding career in less than a year."
In just 49 weeks, the Veterinary Assistant program teaches students the crucial skills needed for work alongside animal health technologists and veterinarians. Courses include animal anatomy and physiology, animal husbandry and nutrition, surgical preparation and assisting, and diagnostic imaging. Students also learn fundamental administrative skills, including veterinary office procedures, billing, veterinary practice and hospital administration, marketing and client communication.
In addition, students gain real-world experience with an on-the-job practicum in a veterinary clinic or pet care environment.
Vancouver Career College is now accepting applications for the Veterinary Assistant program in Coquitlam. For more information, call 1.877.607.7819. Learn more about Vancouver Career College on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Vancouver Career College
With six centrally-located campuses, Vancouver Career College offers students convenient access the highest standard of education and training. Our curriculum has been developed with input from professionals in the areas of science and healthcare, business, education, art and design, legal studies and trades to ensure that our programs match current industry demands and that our graduates enter the workforce with the required skills to excel in their chosen fields.