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Want a career where caring for animals is what you do every day?
BECOME A VETERINARY OFFICE ASSISTANT
Robertson College in Winnipeg's Veterinary Office Assistant program will equip you with the skills and training so you can make a positive impact on animal’s lives. Our practical approach to teaching provides our students with hands on experience and provides them with the skills necessary to succeed. Our small class environment allows students to interact with peers and instructors, asking questions and having discussions which provides a better learning environment. At Robertson, you’re an individual and important.
At the end of your program, you will participate in a four-week work practicum. Once your practicum has been completed, Robertson’s Career Services will work with you to ensure you find employment after you graduate. Whether it’s after grad or twenty-five years down the road, Robertson’s Career Services will be there to help you with your career. With our post-grad Veterinary Office Assistant employment rate of 85%, studying for your new career could not come with less risk.
Career opportunities for Veterinary Office Assistants exist in veterinary hospitals, veterinary clinics, pet shelters and pet insurance offices across Manitoba.
To explore the possibilities of your new career - arrange a no-stress, no-pressure consultation today by filling out the form on the top right!
You’ll be glad you did!
Dr. Barry Pollock
Featured Instructor – Veterinary Office Assistant
Barry has been in the Veterinary field for over 40 years, and holds a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He has formerly worked for a private mixed animal practice in Dinsmore, SK, and is also a former Federal Veterinarian with Agriculture Canada (now CFIA). He joined Robertson in 2005.
What You Could Be Earning In Under A Year
$20,000 to $38,000
*wage data taken from www.workingincanada.gc.ca
What is a Veterinary Office Assistant?
Veterinary Office Assistants provide support to the veterinarian and animal health technicians. They play an integral role in the smooth operation of the veterinarian’s practice. Veterinary Office Assistants deal directly with clients to assess their needs, provide direction and answers questions, manage appointments, perform front desk operations and assist the veterinarian. If you get great satisfaction from being with pets, care about the health of animals, want to help pet owners take care of their loved ones, then this is the career for you.
Our Veterinary Office Assistant program will teach you how to:
Helpfully assist clients and their pets
Efficiently perform administrative tasks such as filing, ordering supplies and answering phones
Feed, exercise and groom patients with care
Properly prepare and sanitize surgery rooms
Clean and maintain examination rooms and storage areas thoroughly
Appropriately restrain and handle patients when needed
Why Robertson College Winnipeg?
Our Extensive Employer Network - 85% Employment Rate!
Our Flexible Program Schedule – New Classes Starting All Year Long!
Real-World Experience With Our Four Week Veterinary Office Assistant Program Practicum
Hands-On Training In Our State-Of-The-Art Veterinary Lab
Half-Day Classes – Keep Your Job While You Learn!
Financial Assistance – Financial Aid Available To Those Who Qualify
What Robertson College Students Are Saying
"I joined this course almost right after finishing high school and it really helped me to learn what it means how to be professional, make your time count and give it your all. I do not regret making my decision to take this program as it is helping to give me a sense of purpose."
Cecily Lavallee - Veterinary Office Assistant
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