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Veterinary Technology Diploma (formerly Animal Health Technology Diploma)

Thompson Rivers University, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,457

Course Accredited By

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma
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 Veterinary Technology program gives you the skills to work in diagnostic testing, radiography, medical procedures, office protocol, animal nursing, anesthesia, and surgical assistance.

The Veterinary Technology program is designed to train individuals for employment as professionals in the field of veterinary medicine. A registered veterinary technologist works under the supervision of veterinarians and veterinary scientists in a variety of areas including:

  • Cat being checked by veterinary students at Knutsford Farm
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Radiography
  • Medical procedures
  • Office protocol
  • Animal nursing, anesthesia and surgical assistance
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses) 

 

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Selective admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum C (or equivalent)
  • Chemistry 11 with a minimum C (or equivalent)
  • Life Sciences 11 with a minimum C (or equivalent)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12 with a minimum C (or equivalent). Anatomy & Physiology 12 is recommended.
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum C (or equivalent)

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.
     

First Year

  • VTEC 1100 Veterinary Office Management
  • VTEC 1590 Anatomy and Physiology
  • VTEC 1120 Veterinary Technology Animal Nursing 1hrs
  • VTEC 1130 Animal Behaviour for Veterinary Technologists
  • VTEC 1140 Clinical Pathology 1 - Hematology & Chemistry
  • VTEC 1150 Practicum 1hrs
  • VTEC 1210 Veterinary Technology Pharmacology
  • VTEC 1200 Veterinary Technology Parasitology
  • VTEC 1220 Veterinary Technology Animal Nursing 2hrs
  • VTEC 1230 Immunology and Diseases
  • VTEC 1240 Clinical Pathology - Urinalysis and Microbiology
  • VTEC 1250 Practicum 2hrs

Second Year

  • VTEC 2100 Veterinary Technology Career Prep
  • VTEC 2110 Veterinary Technology Diagnostic Imaging
  • VTEC 2120 Veterinary Technology Anesthesia
  • VTEC 2140 Large Animal Care
  • VTEC 2160 Veterinary Surgical Assistance
  • VTEC 2200 Veterinary Technology Career Prep 2hrs
  • VTEC 2210 Veterinary Technology Dentistry
  • VTEC 2220 Intensive Care for Veterinary Technology
  • VTEC 2230 Veterinary Technology Animal Behaviour 2hrs
  • VTEC 2240 Exotic and Lab Animal Care
  • VTEC 2260 Veterinary Surgical Assistant 2hrs
  • VTEC 2250 Practicum 3hrs

     

 

  • Tuition $419.82 
  • Fees $191.91 
  • Books and supplies 
  • Typically about $150 per course $150.00 
  • Total (CDN) $761.73

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