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Veterinary Assistant Diploma

 Take our Veterinary Assistant Diploma and turn your passion for animal care into a career. Classroom to career in 14 months!


Veterinary Assistant Diploma

Our Veterinary Assistant Diploma program employs a variety of techniques to ensure that students thrive in a stimulating environment. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, our Instructors employ field trips, guest speakers, industry videos, team projects, online interaction, case studies, role playing, and mock simulations. Courses include

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour & Restraint
  • Animal Nutrition & Immunology
  • Employability Skills
  • Dental & Surgical Procedures
  • Office Technology
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional Development
  • Office Procedures
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Veterinary Software Applications
  • Professionalism, Ethics & Environmental Sustainability
  • Grooming & Skin Care
  • Livestock & Exotics
  • Community Outreach
  • On The Job Training

Meet the Instructor

Robin Kean, B.A.M., B.B.A., R.V.T.

Robin is an Instructor of the Veterinary Assistant Program. She graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor
of Arts in Music and a degree in Business Administration. She received a diploma in Animal Health Technology
at Olds College in Alberta. She is currently working on a Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. Robin has 10 years’ experience in the animal care field, 7 of which were in a small animal clinic. Before entering this industry, she spent 3 years teaching English as a second language in Korea and traveling Asia. Robin has an interest in animal rescue and conservation.  This passion has taken her to such places as Costa Rica, where she volunteered protecting the Leatherback turtle. She is dedicated to rescuing unwanted hunting beagles and initiated the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Rescue, Beagle Paws. Robin spends most of her free time acting
as the Adoption Coordinator of this organization and spreading awareness.

Why Success College?

Success College

Our Veterinary Assistant courses are taught by industry experts, and students benefit directly from the breadth and depth of their experience. And our curriculum is accelerated so that you finish a 2 year program in just 14 months.

Success College is accredited by CCAP. This is the highest accreditation possible for our industry, and it validates that we offer high level career training.

Are you ready?

To learn more about your Veterinary Assistant courses and to explore if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form to receive additional information. A helpful Success College Admissions Representative will assist you with everything from course questions to financial aid and help you discover your perfect career path. Click here if you would like to book an appointment with an Admissions Representative.

Click here and you will be taken to a page where you can download our Veterinary Assistant e-brochure and labour market information on Veterinary Assistants.

For immediate assistance, give us a call at 1–844–352–0094.

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“The instructors are amazing. They really know how to teach in a way that you learn so much but you have fun at the same time.”

Candace Hallatt, Success College Graduate

“This program has offered me an education and certifications that are current and highly sought after. Success College has had a very positive impact on my life and career aspirations.”

Stephan Jeddry, Success College Graduate

“I found this course to be one of the best experiences of my life. Everyday I looked forward to attending classes. All of the instructors were well trained and excellent at teaching the material.”

James Kenney, Success College Graduate

“I have been faced with opposition and discouragement, but I have received more support from my classmates and Success College staff than I could have ever imagined. The people I have met over the past year have made a lasting impression on my life.”

Jessica Ingram, Success College Graduate