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Associate Diploma In Veterinary Technology Alternative Delivery

Start/Intake: September 2019


Do you love animals? Would you like to continue working while you pursue your studies? This program is designed to offer students the opportunity to complete distance learning during the fall and winter semesters combined with on-campus practical learning for three months in the summer semesters. This delivery format takes three years to complete and gives students the technical knowledge and skills they need to become a veterinary technician.

Program Features

  • Training related to the care of companion, large, and laboratory animals
  • Distance education courses completed during the fall and winter semesters
  • On-campus training for 13 weeks beginning in May and ending in July for three consecutive summers
  • Excellent teaching facilities modeled from a veterinary clinic
  • Accredited by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Small working groups with excellent student to instructor ratios
  • Program facilities inspected by the Canadian Council on Animal Care
  • Graduates consistently achieve top scores on the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT)

Frequently Asked Questions about this program

Come check this program out at Applicant Information Days on Monday, April 2, 2018 OR Red Carpet Day on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Conventional Delivery option

* Oversubscribed program

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256 rcampus@uoguelph.ca
Devon Core
Devon Core, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63268 core@uoguelph.ca


Rebecka Neville

Rebecka, why was the Veterinary Technology Alternative delivery the right fit for you?

"It was just great because it allowed me to study from home, while working, and also enjoy the benefits of on-campus learning during the summer months."
Rebecka Neville, Innisfil, ON
Junior, Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology (Alternative)



Colony Animal Adoption Service

Karen Fletcher co-ordinates the animal adoption service. The staff, students and new pet owners are all excited about the adoption program.

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