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 Animal Health Technology
SchoolCégep Vanier College
LocationMontréal, QC, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 5,600
Length3 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •   English  or   Français 
  •   Mathematics 
  •   Science 
Prerequisites NotesAdmission to the College is on the basis of the Quebec Secondary School Diploma (Diplôme d’études secondaires); or the Québec Diploma of Vocational Education (Diplôme d’études professionnelles) with Secondary 5 fi rst & second languages as well as Secondary 4 Mathematics; or equivalent schooling completed outside the province. Math CST 563-404/414; Science STE 558-404 or SE 558-402 or Cegep Physical Science 982-003-50; or adult education PSC 4010, 4011, 4012. The following courses are recommended: Math TS/SN 406/426 or equivalent and Chemistry 504 or equivalent.
DescriptionProviding quality health care for animals is complex. In addition to mastering technology and procedures, animal health technicians must be adept in the management and care of animals and laboratory facilities, and be able to take on an administrative role in the office. The ability to be compassionate and to communicate with clients is vital. In this dynamic program, which is accredited by both the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Council for Animal Care, the teaching of theory is accompanied by hands-on training. Students take X-Rays, use animal skeletons and models to locate appropriate puncture sites and learn correct injection and sampling techniques, clean teeth, administer medications, monitor anesthesia, and assist Vanier veterinarians during surgery. Mandatory clinical and research fieldwork/internship placements are part of the program.
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