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Can You Be a Vet Assistant Without a Degree?

Written by PCDI Canada on Thursday, 28 December 2017. Posted in Education, Career

Can You Be a Vet Assistant Without a Degree?

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.

Is Vet Assistant School Worthwhile?

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.

Is There an Affordable Vet Assistant School Online?

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:                                                                                        

  • Veterinary terminology
  • Front office tasks
  • Patient admissions
  • How to identify medical emergencies
  • Animal body language & handling
  • Lab procedures
  • Medical equipment functions
  • Quality control for exams

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.

How Long is Vet Assistant School?

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.

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