Veterinary Administrative Assistant Career Training in Less Than 11 Months*

Eastern College has 4-hour days and courses that start every month.

Veterinary Administrative Assistants spend their days helping animals heal and ensuring that the veterinary office runs smoothly.

Get specialized skills in veterinary nursing together with receptionist skills for a veterinary office and animal-care environment.

Learn the core skills of this rewarding profession and find your path to success.

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Start your journey toward a new career today by requesting program details.

Eastern College has 4-hour days and courses that start every month.

Veterinary Administrative Assistants spend their days helping animals heal and ensuring that the veterinary office runs smoothly.

Get specialized skills in veterinary nursing together with receptionist skills for a veterinary office and animal-care environment.

Learn the core skills of this rewarding profession and find your path to success.

Eastern College continues to work with the provinces to ensure the continuity of learning for our students while meeting provincial Public Health guidelines. We continue to deliver education remotely at this time in the province of New Brunswick, with on-campus, in-class instruction reserved for programs where the academic outcomes cannot be achieved remotely. In Nova Scotia, the NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education has required that students return to campus for in-class instruction, and our Halifax campus students have started a phased-in return to campus for all programs.

Becoming a Professional Veterinary Administrative Assistant


Take your passions for caring for animals and running a tight ship and transform them into a fulfilling career. With Eastern College, it’s simple.

Our hands-on program teaches you the skills, techniques, and theory behind the practice of Veterinary Administrative Assisting so that you can develop a stable and rewarding career.

Veterinary Assisting Training Focused on Your Success

In addition to your courses, you’ll work with real clients through a 6-week field placement. With this work experience under your belt, you’ll have the experience employers look for when hiring new graduates.

You’ll gain the ability to handle animals through our on-site animal training program. 

And you’ll feel confident pursuing new career opportunities because you’ll know that you’ve invested time and energy into developing skills that are valuable to every veterinary clinic.

Courses Tailored to a Career in Veterinary Administrative Assisting

As you progress through your training at Eastern College, you’ll get a chance learn and grow through a variety of courses, such as

  • Small Animal Medicine for Veterinary Administrative Assistant (VAA)
  • Small Animal Nursing for VAA
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Career Planning and Preparation (two parts)
  • Medical Terminology for VAA
  • Veterinary Office Procedures
  • Field Placement

Give Yourself New Opportunities in the Veterinary World

Eastern College’s graduates have been hired by

  • Pet Smart
  • Hound Tales Inn
  • NSPCA
  • Annapolis Animal Hospital
  • Complete Care Hospital
  • Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital

Want to know if a career as a Veterinary Administrative Assistant might be right for you? Talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start your new career.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Veterinary Administrative Assistant Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
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Canada Job Grant

Why Study to Become a Veterinary Administrative Assistant with Eastern College

16-WEEK FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Veterinary Administrative Assistant Diploma program includes a 6-week internship. You’ll enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

2FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

3ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

4HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you’ll only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

5MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

6MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

Not Sure You’re Ready for Career Training?

Take the Eastern College “Career Training Readiness” Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Becoming a Veterinary Administrative Assistant

Take your passion for caring for animals and transform it into a fulfilling career.

With Eastern College, it’s simple.

Our hands-on program teaches you the skills, techniques, and theory behind the practice of Veterinary Assisting so you can build a stable and rewarding career.

Veterinary Assisting Training Focused on Your Success

Along with taking courses, you’ll work with real clients through an 6-week field placement. You’ll also develop the ability to handle animals through our on-site animal training program. With this under your belt, you’ll have the experience employers look for when hiring new graduates.

You’ll feel confident pursuing new career opportunities because you’ll know that you’ve invested time and energy into developing valuable skills.

Courses Tailored to a Career in Veterinary Administrative Assisting

As you progress through your training at Eastern College, you’ll get a chance to learn and grow through a variety of courses, such as:

  • Small Animal Medicine for Veterinary Administrative Specialist (VAS)
  • Breeds – Dogs & Cats
  • Small Animal Nursing for VAS
  • Career Planning and Preparation
  • Medical Terminology for VAS

You Can Work Locally with the Training You Get at Eastern College

Our Veterinary Administrative Assisting graduates have been hired by:

  • Safety Services
  • SPCA
  • Oromocto Vet Hospital
  • Cedar Hills Animal Hospital
  • Grey Cove Vet
  • Mayfield Veterinary Clinic

Want to know if a career as a Veterinary Administrative Assistant might be right for you? Talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start moving toward your new career.

Financial Aid and Bursary Options Available

Our financial services team is here to make sure that you get access to all the resources that are available to you, such as student loans, bursaries, student lines of credit, lifelong learning plans, and employer- or union-sponsored education programs. Each student’s situation is unique. Our dedicated financial services team will help you discover all of your financial aid options. Learn about your funding options today.

Is Veterinary Administrative Assistant Career Training Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Veterinary Administrative Assistant career training at Eastern College, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

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