Veterinary Assistant – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: School of Health and Community Studies
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Description: The one-year, two-semester Veterinary Assistant Ontario College Certificate program provides you with a strong foundation of theory and practical skills necessary to provide quality care and support in the veterinary clinics and related animal care settings. Areas of study include animal handling and restraint techniques, surgical preparation, common diseases, animal behavior, laboratory procedures, grooming techniques, business procedures, client service skills. The development of strong interpersonal and communication skills is emphasized. The program relies on a variety of course delivery formats including traditional in-class labs and lectures, hybrid and off-site labs. The focus is primarily companion animal care, with additional information on large animal, shelter animal and laboratory animal care.

Employment opportunities for veterinary assistants are varied and may include veterinary clinics, animal shelter and rescue organizations, wildlife sanctuaries, research facilities, grooming and pet care businesses.

URL: Veterinary Assistant at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Careers: Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists

Facts

LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE: 22,000 Students
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $1,513
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $5,603
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.

 

Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 

Admissions

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)
  •   Biology

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher . Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 60% or higher. Biology, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 60% or higher.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Application Notes : Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
Additional Admission Requirements: Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English, mathematics and biology.

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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