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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma in Veterinary Technician
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Diploma in Veterinary Technician

Ottawa, Canada

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 9,988



Transform learning into making a difference on a veterinary health care team.

The two-year Veterinary Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to enter the Veterinary profession by offering an authentic learning experience working alongside highly credentialed professionals in our on-campus veterinary medical facility and in our partnering facilities in the local community.

You benefit from learning in the 10,100-square-foot Veterinary Learning Centre and Clinic. This facility includes a reception area, exam rooms, a husbandry area, a surgical suite, a dental suite, a radiography room, and more. This facility is similar to a real-life small animal clinic, enabling you to have an on-campus learning experience using the equipment you would also use in the field.

As a student, you have the unique opportunity to provide medical care to shelter animals and help prepare them for adoption. While in the program, you become a vital member of the veterinary health care team, developing and acquiring valuable knowledge and skills that can then be applied to a variety of areas within the Veterinary Learning Centre and Clinic.

This includes:

  • Physical exams and patient care
  • Preparing and administering medications
  • Specimen collection and sample analysis
  • Surgical assisting and anesthesia
  • Producing diagnostic radiographs
  • Providing nutritional support

Additional benefits of this program are its numerous accreditations. It is accredited by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians; certified by the Canadian Council on Animal Care; and registered with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Graduates are eligible for consideration for registration by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

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