2004-2005 University of Guelph Diploma Program Calendar

XI. Certified Programs

Collège d'Alfred

Veterinary Medical Receptionist (OCAS Program Code A101)

This 30-week certificate program offers specialized training to prepare the student for a front-line role in the animal health sector. 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. After 26 weeks of intensive training, the student will have the opportunity to work in a veterinary clinic for 4 weeks as part of a work placement. Other employment opportunities include animal shelters, pet stores, boarding facilities, emergency clinics and referral hospitals for animals. Applicants must have obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) in order to be considered for admission. Mature students can also be considered for admission if they are 19 years of age or more on registration day and if they have been out of high school for at least one year.

Course List

Semester 1
CVMR*1020 Computers
CVMR*1040 Introduction to Animal Care
CVMR*1080 Veterinary Anatomy & Terminology
CVMR*1120 Animal Diseases
CVMR*1130 Office Procedures I
CVMR*1160 French
CVMR*1200 Work Preparation
Semester 2
CVMR*1030 Interpersonal Communicatons
CVMR*1050 Laboratory Procedures
CVMR*1060 Nutrition
CVMR*1070 Pharmacology
CVMR*1100 Work Placement
CVMR*1170 Office Procedures II
CVMR*1180 Animal Behaviour