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Associate Diploma In Veterinary Technology Conventional Delivery *

About This Program

Are you interested in a career working with and caring for animals? This program is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills required to become a veterinary technician working in association with practicing veterinarians.

Our program is accredited by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Our graduates consistently achieve top scores on the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become Registered Veterinary Technicians (R.V.T.).

The Veterinary Technology Diploma program (Conventional Delivery) provides students on-campus training over two years from September to April.


  • Training related to the care of large, laboratory and companion animals
  • Comprehensive range of courses
  • Excellent teaching facilities
  • Small working groups
  • High calibre, experienced instructors
  • Four-week industry work placement at the end of semester four
  • Program facilities and procedures inspected by the Canadian Council on Animal Care


  • Gain the skills needed to work in a small, mixed, or large animal practice
  • Gateway to additional post-secondary opportunities including undergraduate degree programs, post-diploma certifications and professional accreditation
  • Become eligible to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) to become at a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
  • Same features and benefits as the alternative delivery option

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* Oversubscribed program

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256
Marion Beach
Marion Beach, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63523

Erica Hurrell

"I found the ideal fit for me; I really like the courses, the instructors and I just love being able to walk the dogs at lunchtime or after classes. It’s a challenging, full-time academic load, and it’s a fabulous learning opportunity in a small class setting."

Erica Hurrell
Sir Winston Churchill High School, Thunder Bay, ON
Senior, Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology

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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