Ve­teri­nary As­sis­tant Pro­gram

Mar­itime Busi­ness Col­lege

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Denise Costard

“I knew I made the right choice from the mo­ment I walked in the door.”

Ihad been work­ing at call cen­tres for 11 years, when I de­cided that I needed a change in my life. It took some time to re­ally think about it, but I re­al­ized that work­ing with an­i­mals was where my real pas­sion lay, and work­ing in a ve­teri­nary clinic was go­ing to be where I would be the most happy.

I knew I made the right choice from the mo­ment I walked in the door. We learned a lot dur­ing the pro­gram. We learned every­thing from ba­sic busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion skills to an­i­mal re­straint and care. Learn­ing the ve­teri­nary ter­mi­nol­ogy is what re­ally got me hooked. I started to feel like I was in­cluded as part of be­ing a ve­teri­nary pro­fes­sional.

Mar­itime Busi­ness Col­lege was an easy choice for me, par­tially be­cause of its prox­im­ity to where I live, but also the con­ve­nient hours for the course which ran from the morn­ing un­til three in the af­ter­noon, Mon­day to Thurs­day. I was able to keep up a job through­out the pro­gram.

From my ex­pe­ri­ence in the pro­gram, I walked into my job as a ve­teri­nary as­sis­tant know­ing what I needed to be do­ing. Ev­ery clinic is go­ing to be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent and it was a big change en­ter­ing the pro­fes­sion, but I al­ways felt like I had the skills to com­plete the job.

I’m so happy with where I am now. The peo­ple I work with are amaz­ing, and be­ing able to help and get to know the an­i­mals in the clinic is a re­ward in it­self.

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