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Veterinary Office Assistant Diploma Program Winnipeg

Receive the necessary training to perform the multifaceted duties of Veterinary Office Assistants.

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Veterinary Office Assistants provide office support to the veterinarian and animal health technicians. They play an integral role in the smooth operation of the veterinarian’s practice. If you love working with animals and want to help pet owners take care of their pets, then this career path is for you!

Program Overview

Veterinary Office Assistants deal directly with clients and their pets and help assess their needs, provide guidance and support, manage appointments and perform desk operations. As part of the Veterinary Office Assistant program, you will:

  • Learn about veterinary office procedures
  • Gain the skills and knowledge required to provide assistance to clients and their pets
  • Gain administrative and office skills such as business communications, computer fundamentals, keyboarding
  • Learn how to properly clean and maintain examination rooms and storage areas
  • Learn how to appropriately restrain and handle companion pets when needed
  • Develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to handle the multi-faceted duties of a Veterinary Office Assistant

Career opportunities for Veterinary Office Assistants exist in veterinary hospitals/clinics, pet shelters pet stores, humane shelters, pet daycares, Animal Control and other animal facilities across Manitoba. 


Graduates will find employment in veterinary hospitals, veterinary clinics, pet shelters and pet insurance offices across Manitoba.

Veterinary Office Assistant Practicum

At the end of your program, you will participate in a 4-week work practicum in a veterinary office setting where you will gain valuable hands-on experience.

Andrea Casavant

Andrea Casavant is a graduate of the Animal Health Technology diploma program at Red River College. She has over 10 years of experience working in the animal health field and has had the opportunity to work in such areas as private practice, research, wildlife and zoological. Andrea is a registered member of the Manitoba Animal Health Technologist Association and attends numerous seminars to remain current in the veterinary field. Andrea brings a great passion for animal care and developing her students.

Andrea Casavant

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