Durham College

Course Details

Animal Care (formerly Veterinary Assistant)

Course Description

Effective client relations with pet owners are fundamental to providing quality pet care. This one-year, two-semester program will give you the knowledge and skills to become a valued member of an animal facility. You will learn about: * Animal behaviour, nutrition, wellness and welfare * Handling and restraint of domestic animals * Basic animal care procedures * Animal legislation and ethics * Client service skills

Course Duration


Career outcomes

* Grooming facility * Animal welfare and wildlife shelter * Animal retail * Animal boarding or kennel facility * Veterinary clinic or emergency facility

Animal Care (formerly Veterinary Assistant) Durham College