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Associate Diploma In Veterinary Technology Conventional Delivery *

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 and clients.

Program Features

  • Training related to the care of companion, large, and laboratory animals
  • 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
  • Full colony of cats and dogs on campus, along with birds, and two colony horses. Students have access to labs with dairy/beef cattle, sheep, and swine
  • Small working groups with excellent student to instructor ratios
  • Program facilities inspected by the Canadian Council on Animal Care
  • Graduates go on to achieve top scores on the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT)

Learn more about this program by joining us for a virtual open house event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Alternative Delivery option

* Oversubscribed program

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Stacia Pepper
Stacia Pepper, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256 rcampus@uoguelph.ca or virtual meeting
Devon Core
Devon Core, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63268 core@uoguelph.ca


Carley Smids
Carley, what do you like best about the Veterinary Technology Diploma?

"Many aspects of the program are attractive; from small class sizes to extensive applied and practical learning. Ridgetown has many opportunities to learn about large animals (dairy cows, beef cows, sheep, swine, and horses) and they have great dog and cat colonies too. It can be an intense learning environment and it challenges me to meet my personal academic goals."

Carley Smids, Thamesville, ON
Senior, Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology (Conventional)


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.

Page reviewed 10/16/2020