The time and cost of going to school to earn a degree scares many from their dreams of working with animals, but there is another option: vet assistant school! Training to become a vet assistant is quicker and more affordable than a veterinary degree and it still results in a career working with our furry and feathered friends.
A vet assistant doesn’t need a degree, but it’s still important to learn about the daily operations of a vet clinic. Working as a vet assistant, you won’t have to delve into veterinary technology, diagnose patients or provide major treatments. Those are the domain of doctors and technicians. Still, it’s vital that a vet assistant has some knowledge of veterinary processes and medical procedures.
A diploma from a vet assistant school will give you the training and the confidence to interact with animals—and medically-trained humans, too—at a vet clinic.
The Veterinary Assisting Career Program at PCDI Canada is an affordable online diploma program that teaches you the skills you need to become a successful vet assistant. You’ll learn:
Since it’s impossible to work with animals virtually. You’ll need real-time training. A diploma from the vet assistant school at PCDI Canada includes a 120-hour externship during which you’ll get school credit for spending time working with animals.
Tuition for the program at PCDI Canada is less than $1,000. The Tuition Calculator will help you determine a payment plan that’s just right. You can enroll with a down payment as low as $10 and start your first lesson the same day you enroll.
The program at PCDI Canada includes five lesson groups plus the 120-hour externship. You can complete the coursework in as few as four months and be on your way to a rewarding job helping the animals you love.