This program provides an opportunity for students to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to be an integral member of a veterinary health care team. Students will explore the range of activities carried out in companion and/or large animal practices, animal shelters, biomedical facilities, zoos or wildlife facilities. Through in- class theory and simulations, combined with actual clinical experience in local facilities, students learn to care for and handle animals, understand the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and carry out routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Typical activities include obtaining and recording patient histories, collecting and/or processing specimens, preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery, assisting in medical and surgical procedures, providing specialized nursing care, taking and developing x-rays.
OSSD or equivalent with
You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:
Secondary school applicants:
Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):
* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Please note that this is a highly competitive program. Recommended minimum grade in required courses is 75%.
Applicants are required to complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Examination as part
of the selection process. This test measures reading comprehension, spelling, natural sciences and verbal/non-verbal reasoning. Scores from this test as well as academic grades are used to determine acceptance. Applicants will be assessed and ranked based on the results of their testing and their academic background.
View the Veterinary Technician/non-coop articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.
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