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Veterinary Technician

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 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.