Veterinary Medical Assistant

Train for Your Diploma as a Veterinary Medical Assistant

Program Length:

32 weeks

Total Credits:


  • ON Diploma
  • ON Certificate

Program Hours:


Cost per Credit:


Online Learning:


Upcoming Start Dates

March 13, 2023
May 1, 2023
June 19, 2023
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Train for Your Diploma as a Veterinary Medical Assistant

Start a career that loves you back! If you have a big heart and a soft spot for animals, this may be the career for you!

The Veterinary Medical Assistant (VMA) program combines theory and hands-on training to gain the knowledge and expertise of a Veterinary Medical Assistant. This rewarding career has plenty of options for someone passionate about animals’ health and wellness. Upon successfully completing the program, students will have the confidence to assist and closely work with dogs, cats, and other animals, on a daily basis.  You will learn the skills necessary to start a career and make a positive impact as a Veterinary Medical Assistant.

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • A person that is patient, dedicated, and caring towards animals.
  • People interested in working in a healthcare setting.
  • Someone who has excellent communication skills and pays close attention to detail.

Why choose the Veterinary Medical Assistant program?

  • Start a career in an in-demand industry.
  • Turn your love for animals into a rewarding career.
  • Lifetime career services!

Save time & money

  • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
  • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
  • With career support for life with Willis College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated
  • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

Exceptional flexibility

  • Learn online with instructor-led programs that will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
  • On-Campus program availability is also an option for select programs in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Arnprior.
  • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening every six weeks (no need to wait!)
  • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.

Career-relevant education

  • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We wil get you job-ready!
  • Most Willis College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
  • Willis College has 150 years of skills training excellence.
  • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified Willis College graduates!

Job Market

Successful graduates from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program may choose from a wide variety of work environments, such as:

  • Veterinary Offices
  • Veterinary Surgical Clinics
  • Veterinary Emergency Medical Clinics
  • Pet Daycare Centers
  • Animal Shelters
  • Zoo or Wildlife Care

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $19.50
High Wage ($/hr) – $26.81
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 1414, 6563
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What Our Graduates Are Saying

When I first started at Willis I was a shy, self-conscious girl… but Willis changed all that! My time at Willis was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly self-rewarding. The PSW program was amazing. I learned so much. All of the staff are absolutely awesome; they looked at you as a person and not just a number filling up a seat.
Rachel Goyer
Personal Support Worker Program