Choose Alberta's foremost veterinary medical assistant program. In less than a year you'll have work skills for an animal shelter, pet store or veterinary practice.

We require you to do 20 volunteer hours before you start this program. You’ll get a better idea of what you can expect. If you aren’t sure whether VMA or AHT is for you, learn about their roles.

You’ll be able to build a great skill set from invoicing clients to exotic animal care. Check out all of those VMA applied skills.

Your hands-on training will be at:
  • Lakeland College’s small animal clinic, an Alberta Veterinary Medical Association accredited animal hospital. Our new, expanded clinic opened in 2018.
  • the college farm
Field trips will add to your knowledge.

A 4-week practicum – anywhere in Canada – allows you to put your abilities to work.