Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform basic patient examinations and collect data on vital signs.
  • Restrain and manage small animals in clinical situations.
  • Administer medications by common drug routes and prepare pharmaceutical as prescribed by the veterinarian.
  • Prepare anaesthetic delivery systems, induce anaesthesia, and monitor patients under anaesthesia.
  • Prepare and maintain the surgical area and assist during surgical procedures.
  • Perform dental prophylactic procedures on dogs and cats.
  • Produce standard diagnostic radiographs.
  • Collect and process samples of diagnostic laboratory work.
  • Perform common veterinary diagnostic tests, such as blood chemistries, differentials, culture and sensitivities and EKG's.
  • Perform basic veterinary practice management including computer applications.
  • Recognize behavioural signs of small animals.
  • Counsel clients especially in the area of pet nutrition.

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