XI. Certificate Programs

Veterinary Assistant and Office Administration (CVAOA)

OCAS Program Code R101 (2 Semesters)

This certificate program offers specialized training to prepare the student for a front-line role in the field of animal health. The principal objectives are to develop effective interpersonal communication skills, business management skills and the basic technical skills and knowledge of animal care, and the practices and protocols of a veterinary clinic. Other employment opportunities include animal shelters, pet stores, boarding facilities, emergency clinics and referral hospitals. Applicants must have obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent).

Semester 1 - Fall
CVOA*1160Veterinary Terminology0.50
CVOA*1200Clinical Exercises I0.50
CVOA*1410Pharmacology, Math and Accounting0.50
CVOA*1420Veterinary Communications0.50
CVOA*1460Nutrition and Animal Care I0.50
Semester 2 - Winter
CVOA*2050Animal Diseases0.50
CVOA*2060Clinical Safety0.50
CVOA*2200Clinical Exercises II0.50
CVOA*2430Veterinary Software and Front Office0.50
CVOA*2450Human Resources, Marketing and Public Relations0.50
CVOA*2460Animal Care II0.50
CVOA*2500Veterinary Industry Placement0.00

Contact the Ridgetown Campus recruitment department for information on admission requirements, fees and courses.

Performance Horse Handler Certificate (CPHH)

Semester 1 - Fall
CPHH*1000Equine Behaviour and Handling I0.50
CPHH*1010Management, Safety and Economics in the Barn0.50
CPHH*1020Equine Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention0.50
CPHH*1040Equine Facility Maintenance0.50
CPHH*1050Tools for Employment Success0.50
CPHH*1070Equine Industry Placement I0.00
Semester 2 - Winter
CPHH*2000Equine Behaviour and Handling II0.50
CPHH*2010Management, Safety and Economics in the Barn II0.50
CPHH*2020Equine Health, Wellness and Bio-Security0.50
CPHH*2030Applied Anatomy and Problems of the Peformance Horse II0.50
CPHH*2040Business and Professionalism0.50
CPHH*2050Applied Performance Horse Conditioning0.50
CPHH*2070Equine Industry Placement II0.00