Georgian College

Veterinary Technician

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Program Information

School:Georgian College
Faculty:Health, Wellness and Sciences
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Description:This program provides an opportunity for students to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be an integral member of a veterinary health care team. Students explore the range of activities carried out in companion and large animal practices, animal shelters, research facilities, zoos or wildlife facilities. Through in-class theory and simulations, combined with clinical experience in our veterinary teaching hospital, students learn to care for and handle animals, understand the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and carry out routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Typical activities include obtaining and recording patient histories, collecting and analyzing laboratory samples, preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery, induction and monitoring of anesthesia, assisting in medical and surgical procedures, providing specialized nursing care, producing diagnostic radiographs and performing dentistry.
URL:Veterinary Technician at Georgian College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,045

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes domestic compulsory ancillary fees.

Scholarships:1
Careers:Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have an OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C or U), Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U), Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U), and Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C or U).

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Applicants are required to complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Examination as part of the selection process. This test measures reading comprehension, spelling, natural sciences and verbal/non-verbal reasoning. Scores from this test as well as academic grades are used to determine acceptance. Applicants will be assessed and ranked based on the results of their testing and their academic background.

    * 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 03, 2020

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