Douglas College

Veterinary Technology

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Science and Technology
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Description:This two-year career diploma program will prepare you to become a valuable member of the veterinary medical profession. You will be well versed in many fields of animal health care, animal management and laboratory procedures. The curriculum includes both theoretical and practical aspects of providing small and large animal nursing, assisting veterinarians and performing laboratory, radiology and anesthesia procedures. Graduation from this CVBC, CCAC- and CVMA-accredited program enables you to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and thus qualify for registration in Canada and in many parts of the United States as a Registered Veterinary Technologist.
URL:Veterinary Technology at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)
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 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Geology  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •   Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or   Precalculus  or   Principles of Mathematics 
Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements. Applicants are also required to have completion of the following courses (or equivalents). Official transcripts required (photocopies or electronic copies are not accepted): Chemistry 11 with a minimum of C+ (Chemistry 12 with a minimum of C+ fulfills this requirement); Biology 11 with a minimum of C+ (Biology 12 with a minimum of C+ fulfils this requirement); one grade 12 Science course with a minimum of C+ (Chemistry 12, Biology 12, Geology 12, Physics 12); and Foundations of Math 11, or Pre-Calculus 11 or 12 with a minimum of C.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

Applicants are required to submit two structured reference letters, a short VTEC Entrance Questionnaire - (to be submitted in your own handwriting), as well as a Task Observation Form (this will detail your minimum 80 hours of veterinary experience).

* 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 11, 2022