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“Olds College helped to prepare me for work in a veterinary office environment by providing me with the practical knowledge and training in animal handling. The experience as a whole was fun, interactive and personally satisfying.”

- Allison Letkeman, Graduate

Please Note: The Fall 2017 intake of VTA is currently at capacity with a waitlist.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Admissions Officer for more details prior to submitting an application.

Program Description

Animals need care and lots of love. A Veterinary Technical Assistant does both and most importantly enjoys working with dogs and cats. In as little as four months you could receive a Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate and start a career making money doing something about which you are passionate. This is an entry level program that introduces students to the veterinary industry and animal care. The Veterinary Technical Assistant is a valued member of a veterinary practice team and works along-side veterinary professionals, Animal Health Technicians and shelter staff in the small animal industry.

This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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Admission Requirements

  • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2 
  • 50% or better in one of Biology 20 Chemistry 20 or Science 20

Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Animal shelters
  • Boarding facilities
  • Pet stores

Many veterinary hospitals employ assistant staff to work with veterinarians and animal health technologists to provide basic supportive care to animals.

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Career Coach: Veterinary Technical Assistant (VTA)

 

Bobby-Joe Borodey
Admissions Officer

Phone: 403-556-4610
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Fax: (403) 556-4711
Email: animals@oldscollege.ca

Request an Information Package

Applications Now Open!


Enrolment Advisor

Bobby-Joe Borodey
Admissions Officer

Phone: 403-556-4610
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Fax: (403) 556-4711
Email: animals@oldscollege.ca

Request an Information Package

Check out our VIRTUAL TOUR!

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Ask Us or Visit Us

Still have questions? Ask Us. Or take advantage of our many opportunities to come for a campus visit. Register online or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, or check out our VIRTUAL TOUR.