Lakeland College

Animal Health Technology

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Program Information

School:Lakeland College
Faculty:Agricultural Sciences
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Actively learn how to be an essential member in a veterinary health care team. Lakeland College offers you hands-on clinical experience, taught by vets and vet tech professionals. Your experience includes both small and large animals. You'll work with SPCA and client dogs and cats, to the college’s sheep, cattle and horses.

Our state-of-the-art animal health clinic is a provincially and nationally accredited facility. You'll put what you learn to work there. Some examples:

  • use your knowledge of anatomy to take a diagnostic radiograph
  • learn clinical lab procedures on blood and urine that you have collected
  • place a catheter and monitor anesthesia in surgery
  • meet with real clients to talk about their pet’s health and nutrition
  • URL:Animal Health Technology at Lakeland College
    Length:2 Year(s)
    Careers:Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists

    Admission Requirements


    These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    •  Grade12 English 
    •  Grade12 Mathematics 
    •  Grade12 Chemistry 
    •  Grade12 Biology 

    Applicants are required to have a high school diploma with a minimum 50% (unless otherwise noted) in: English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2; Chemistry 30; 60% in Biology 30; and 60% in Math 30-1/Math 30-2.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
    Application Notes : Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you'll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) - minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) - minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    Acceptance is competitive based on a combination of academics and a work experience evaluation (minimum 40 hours). Applicants will be sent a work experience evaluation form. Work experience must be completed at a veterinary clinic prior to the middle of July and within the past two years.

    * 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 August 10, 2022