Olds College

Veterinary Medical Receptionist

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Program Information

School:Olds College
Faculty:School of Life Sciences & Business
Field of Study:Veterinary Practice
Description:Do you enjoy working with people and share a love for animals? This program combines office administration and veterinary medicine skills to train you as a valued member of a veterinary team. The Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR) provides client care as the “face of the practice” and hands-on animal care to farm and companion animals, both large and small.

This eight-month certificate program begins in September and culminates with a four week industry practicum. Graduates of this program will be able to explain veterinary procedures, protocols, and materials, complete veterinary pharmaceutical procedures as directed by a veterinarian, identify common breeds, behavior and handling of selected species, provide nutritional information and guidance, home care instruction, client education (disease prevention, dental care, obesity management), identify animal systems and components, interact professionally with clients and staff, utilize appropriate software, produce professional documents, provide veterinary customer service and communicate effectively within the animal health industry. VMR students are also responsible for creating promotional items, organizing and booking adoption appointments, and responding to phone inquiries for our “Adopt a Pet” program (find us on Facebook). To understand the importance of the Veterinary Medical Receptionist role we recommend you seek a job shadowing opportunity at your local veterinary clinic.
URL:Veterinary Medical Receptionist at Olds College
Length:8 Month(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade11 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Science 

High School Diploma or its equivalent with 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, 50% or better in Pure Math 20 or Applied Math 20, 50% or better standing in Biology 20.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
  • Portfolio
Alternate Admission Status applies if you do not meet the Alberta high school requirements of the program to which you are applying, or if you received your high school education through home based learning. Alternate Admission Status students may be required to meet specific program admission requirements. To apply under this status, you must submit a transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses, a letter in support of your application outlining aspects of your background and experience that might have prepared you for the program and a resume of work experience. Documents such as a letters of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or a portfolio of related academic/project work may be included with your application.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on March 05, 2021

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