XI. Certificate Programs

Ridgetown Campus

Veterinary Medical Office Administration Program

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
CVMR*1010 Animal Care
CVMR*1030 Business Communications
CVMR*1040 Anatomy
CVMR*1160 Veterinary Medical Terminology
CVMR*1080 Introduction to Computers
CVMR*1090 Business Math and Office Accounting
CVMR*1120 Pharmacology
CVMR*1190 Veterinary Hospital Marketing
Semester 2
CVMR*1020 Veterinary Office Software
CVMR*1050 Animal Diseases
CVMR*1060 Clinical Safety
CVMR*1070 Keyboarding / Dictatyping
CVMR*1100 Nutrition
CVMR*1110 Website Design
CVMR*1140 Front Office Administration
CVMR*1150 Work Placement
CVMR*1170 Human Resource Administration
CVMR*1210 Clinical Exercises

Contact Barb O'Neil, Registrar, Ridgetown Campus directly at 519-674-1610 (email: registrar@ridgetownc.uoguelph.ca), fax 519-674-1650 for information on admission requirements, fees and courses.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1