Be part of a dedicated team of professionals in the field of animal care as you develop practical skills and knowledge for employment in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters and kennels. Learn about animal behaviours, nutrition, wellness, handling and basic care procedures. Apply theory to practice with hands-on sessions in specialized facilities including 20 hours of mandatory work experience. Learn more by watching our virtual information session.
This program will remain fully online regardless of any forthcoming changes to COVID-19 guidelines. All students must have a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera, audio and Internet service in order to complete this program.
The October 2021 intake is now full. Applications are open for the January 2022 start. View the January 2022 program guide. To view our program presentation overview, click here.
The program webpages contain extensive information about curriculum, admission, highlights, costs and schedule. Please email your question here if you cannot find what you are looking for on the program page. Be sure to note your program of interest in the subject line. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet with an advisor through the online booking system.
I loved the program. The information was very thorough, but also presented in a really accessible way. I was able to find a job really quickly and I love what I do. I’d recommend the certificate to anyone interested in working with animals.
Devin Burton, Animal Care Aide graduate