Algonquin College

Veterinary Technician

Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Description:The veterinary technician is a vital member of the veterinary healthcare team. A veterinary technician provides valuable skills in a variety of areas including patient care, laboratory procedures, specimen collection, surgical assisting, anesthesia, radiography, and nutritional support to a variety of pet and laboratory species. This two-year Ontario College Diploma program is designed to prepare veterinary technicians with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work in an ethical, competent, and professional manner in companion and /or large animal veterinary practices, animal shelters, biomedical facilities, zoos or wildlife facilities.

This program is accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, certified by the Canadian Council on Animal Care and is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Graduates are eligible for registration by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
URL:Veterinary Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,688

Tuition Fees: $1,343.89 per term.

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* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 23, 2015