Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

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Veterinary Technology

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Faculty:School of Life Sciences & Business
Field of Study:Animal Breeding
Animal Health
Animal Nutrition
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Training
Veterinary/Animal Health tech./Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $12,683
International: $27,272

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies for the first year.
2nd year: Domestic: $5,861
2nd year: International: $12,179

Enrolment #:30
Careers:Biological Technologists and TechniciansVeterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists


If you love caring for animals and their people, the Animal Health Technology diploma program is for you! Learning from faculty boasting over 150 years of accumulated veterinary experience, you will gain the confidence and skills needed for a successful career in the animal health industry.

As part of this 16-month accelerated program, you will become proficient in handling, treating and caring for cats, dogs, sheep and cattle, at the on-campus animal clinic and working farm. You will learn about diagnostic laboratory procedures, animal disease, anatomy and physiology, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, dentistry and client communication at our new Animal Health Education Centre. You will also learn alongside Veterinary Medical Receptionist and Veterinary Technical Assistant students in the animal hospital, providing a real industry environment scenario.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65 to 80
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 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
Applicants must have 65% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2; 65% or better in Math 30-1 or 30-2; 65% or better in Biology 30; and 65% or better in Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Applicants must complete 40 hours of job shadowing and/or employment, submit a Verification Form to verify the 40 required hours, and meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement.
This is a competitive admission program, so applicants with an average of 80% or higher will be automatically admitted, as long as there is still space in the intake they have applied for. All other qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist and only offered a seat if spaces are still available after all applicants with 80% have been admitted.

* 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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