Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

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Veterinary Technical Assistant

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Faculty:School of Life Sciences & Business
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Veterinary Practice
Length:4 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,830
International: $7,868

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $9,859.78


Description:

Become a valued member in a veterinary practice with the Veterinary Technical Assistant program. This four-month program introduces you to the veterinary industry and animal care practices needed for an entry-level position in the animal health field. Working with small animals, you will receive hands-on learning experience with useful principles and procedures of the veterinary industry.

Learning from Registered Veterinary Technologists instructors and veterinary professionals, you will gain skills in patient preparation, animal handling, and veterinary equipment and instrumentation knowledge. You will also learn alongside Animal Health Technology and Veterinary Medical Receptionist students in the animal hospital, providing a real industry environment scenario.

Prerequisites:

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Science 
50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
50% or better in Math 20-1 or Math 20-2
50% or better in one of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Science 20
Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]

* 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.

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Modified on May 18, 2023

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