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Veterinary Assistant Program Now Available at CDI College in Richmond

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan 10, 2014) - With the pet care industry growing, there is an increased demand for well-trained animal care professionals, including veterinary assistants. Those looking to train for a career working with animals can turn to the new Veterinary Assistant program at CDI College in Richmond.

"Veterinary assistants are an integral part of any animal care team," says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for CDI College. "They must be knowledgeable, responsive and versatile on the job. The Veterinary Assistant program trains students to provide clinical and administrative services in a range of animal care facilities."

Students in the Veterinary Assistant program develop the fundamental knowledge and skill set needed to work in the field of animal care in just 49 weeks. They study anatomy, physiology, veterinary medical terminology, animal husbandry, nutrition and pharmacology. They also learn about animal nursing, clinical care, diagnostic imaging and surgical preparation and assisting. Along with the clinical portion of the program, students learn the administrative duties involved with a veterinary practice, including office procedures, billing practices, marketing and client communications.

Prior to graduation, students can apply and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a three-week practicum placement and gain relevant, hands-on experience on the job. As graduates they'll be prepared for employment opportunities in animal care facilities, shelters, zoos and more.

CDI College is now accepting applications for the Veterinary Assistant program in Richmond. For more information, visit cdicollege.ca or call 1.877.404.4353. Learn more about CDI College on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About CDI College

CDI College, Canada's leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 26 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma programs in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, early childhood education, legal studies and art and design. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.