Throughout this two-year diploma program you will gain the knowledge and skills to assist and support veterinary practitioners, public health officers and biomedical research scientists.
You will study a variety of subjects, including nutrition, clinical pathology, microbiology, radiography, anatomy, physiology and genetics. These studies will provide you with a strong grasp on animal behaviour, nursing and care.
The curriculum is taught by expert faculty who collaborate with students, graduates and industry professionals on applied research projects in the sector.
To practice in Ontario as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), you must meet and maintain the qualifications set by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians. You must also complete the Veterinary Technician Examination.
For more information on RVT qualifications, please visit oavt.org.
As a student in this program, if all academic requirements are met, you will have the opportunity to participate in a field placement. Field placements take place in a professional setting during your first three semesters of the Veterinary Technician program. This experience will provide you with further practical experience by working in an animal care facility during your fourth semester.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:
You will also have the opportunity to become affiliated with the following associations:
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