|Faculty:||School of Health and Community Studies
|Field of Study:||Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
|Description:||This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to enter the veterinary technician profession by offering an authentic learning experience working alongside highly credentialed professionals in our on-campus veterinary medical facility and in our partnering facilities in the local community. This challenging and rewarding program offers quality academics and practical experiences, which provides a solid foundation to graduates who are entering various career paths within the exciting profession of veterinary technology.
The veterinary technician is a vital member of the veterinary healthcare team who provides valuable skills in a variety of areas including patient care, specimen collection, sample analysis, surgical assisting, anesthesia, radiography, and nutritional support to numerous animal species. The program prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical 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.