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Large Animal Health and Production

Available: Currently Suspended

Program Description

This program is intended to provide Registered Veterinary Technicians the specialized husbandry, reproduction, nutrition, and business expertise essential in the large animal and equine veterinary industry. This program is aimed at graduates of veterinary technician/technology programs.



3 Semesters (12 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

Successful completion of this program would provide graduate opportunities in a variety of sectors within the large animal industry. Prospective employment options include:

  • Large Animal Veterinary Technician
  • Herd Health Consultant
  • Equine Veterinary Technician
  • Dairy Veterinary Technician
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Pharmaceutical or Nutritional Sales Manger
  • Barn Manager /Herdsperson/Operations Manager
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Farrow to Finish Production Technician
  • Cattle Feedlot Veterinary Technician
  • Livestock Valuator

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in animal sciences or veterinary technician.
  • English proficiency at the post-secondary level.

Prior to Beginning of Class

  • Pre-exposure immunization for rabies is required for all students entering the program.


Although not required for admission, please note the following for success in the program:

  • A strong background in math, sciences, and communication skills is essential.
  • Due to the physical requirements of the program, the ability to lift 30kg is required.

Program Costs


Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Catherine Dawson 416.491.5050 ext. 55026

Student Recruitment

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Additional Contacts

Program Chair

Tony Mallette 416.491.5050 ext. 55143

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network