53-Week* Veterinary Assistant Program

Veterinary Assistants care for animals under the supervision of a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician. They’re responsible for feeding, bathing, and exercising the animals, and they restrain them during examinations and treatment.

If you’re passionate about the care and well-being of animals, and are interested in a professional veterinary career, Eastern College’s Veterinary Assistant program could be a great fit for you.

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

Veterinary Assistants care for animals under the supervision of a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician. They’re responsible for feeding, bathing, and exercising the animals, and they restrain them during examinations and treatment.

If you’re passionate about the care and well-being of animals and are interested in a professional veterinary career, Eastern College’s Veterinary Assistant program could be a great fit for you.

Remote Learning Option

Many Eastern College students are pursuing a new career by continuing their education through remote learning. Our goal is to ensure our existing and new students continue to work toward their new career and a brighter future.

Remote learning is currently running in the province of New Brunswick only.

What Does Remote Learning Look Like?

  • Instructor-led classes held live on video over the Internet
  • Follow the same schedule with classes held at the same time
  • Class discussions and debates continue through video
  • One-on-one student check-ins with instructors
  • It is not online learning as you are guided through the learning with your instructor and classmates

Veterinary Assistants play a vital role in any animal care setting. They support veterinary staff by participating in surgeries, providing care to sick animals, and providing pet owners with valuable information.

With Eastern College’s hands-on Veterinary Assistant program, you can get the knowledge and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare sector.

With modular learning, hands-on training, and job placement assistance, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation. Contact us today to find out more about professional Veterinary Assistant training and start down your path to success.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Why Become a Veterinary Assistant

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

If you’re an animal lover, a career as a Veterinary Assistant could be an excellent opportunity for you. People pursue this career primarily out of love and concern for animals. Being a Veterinary Assistant is centered on this passion. You’ll also be surrounded by people as passionate about pets as you are.

ADVANCE AND GROW

As a Veterinary Assistant, you’ll have the chance to build on your skills for new and advanced roles, such as veterinary administration, animal shelter coordination, and more. You could even further your education and pursue becoming a Vet Technician or Veterinarian. Continue to build on your future earning potential in a career that excites you!

DO REWARDING WORK

Supporting animals with their health and wellness, problem-solving and finding solutions that are tailored to a pet’s needs is rewarding and meaningful work – and makes a real difference in not just their lives, but in their families, too! With your new skills, friendly personality, and compassion for others, you will leave a lasting impact.

FAST-PACED WORK ENVIRONMENT

As a Veterinary Assistant, no two days are the same! In a single day, you may find yourself cleaning exam rooms, sterilizing surgical equipment, performing clerical duties, feeding the animals and more. If you love working in a fast-paced environment, a career as a Pharmacy Assistant could be perfect for you.

Get Program Details

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

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study to Become a Veterinary Assistant with Eastern College

18-WEEK FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Veterinary Assistant Diploma program includes an 8-week internship in a professional pharmacy setting. 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.

Get Program Details

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

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

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 Professional Veterinary 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 8-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 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 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 Assistant might be right for you? Talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start moving toward your new career.

Is Veterinary Assistant Career Training Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Veterinary 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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