Thompson Rivers University

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Veterinary Technology Diploma

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,487
Careers:Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists


Interact daily with a menagerie of small animals and gain experience with livestock, wildlife and birds as a veterinary technician, assisting veterinarians and veterinary scientists. The AHT program gives you the skills to work in diagnostic testing, radiography, medical procedures, office protocol, animal nursing, anesthesia, and surgical assistance.

Although most graduates are employed in private veterinary practices, positions may be obtained in the emerging biotechnical fields, animal shelters, zoological parks and other animal oriented areas in the public and private sectors.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
Grade 12 (or equivalent)

English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent)

Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent)

Life Sciences 11 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent)

Strongly recommended: Anatomy & Physiology 12

* 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 December 08, 2021