Animal Health Technology

Program Information

Faculty:Animal Studies
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Description:An animal health technologist is a valuable member of the animal health-care team who performs a large range of tasks, such as nursing; diagnostic procedures and client interactions; to assist veterinarians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in animals.

Prospective students must be highly motivated and have a genuine interest in animals and their welfare. A.H.T.'s must handle ill or injured animals, and physical demands involve lifting, bending, and the restraint of animals. Your good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with people are essential to your success in this program and in the career field. Students receive theoretical and clinical training in laboratory work, radiology, surgical assisting, anesthesiology, nursing care, and management of the veterinary hospital. A number of course hours are completed off campus and involve weekend and shift work. Transportation is the student’s responsibility.
URL:Animal Health Technology at NAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,146

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Applicants must have 40 hours of documented work experience.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 June 24, 2016