Our Veterinary Technology Program prepares students for a career in the animal welfare industry as Veterinary Technicians. Students will develop skills to assist Veterinarians with the treatment of animals by administering medications, testing blood and other samples, administering anesthesia and monitoring patients during and after surgery. Students will learn ways to work with, and educate, clients and pet owners on how to improve the health and welfare of their animals.
In this program, you will learn:
- Anatomy and Physiology Level 1, 2
- Animal Behaviour
- Veterinary Sciences
- Clinical Pathology Level 1, 2 & 3
- Small Animal Nursing Level 1 & 2
- Small Animal Nutrition
- Common Diseases
- Surgical Nursing
- Large Animal Nursing
- Radiology and Advanced Imaging
- Exotics, Wildlife and Lab Animals
- Emergency and Critical Care
- VTNE preparation
- Office Procedures
- Veterinary Medical Terminology
- Veterinary Math
You will have hands-on experience with two clinical rotations and a clinical internship (240 hours) at an accredited veterinary hospital of your choosing.
Tuition scholarships are available. Students graduating from the inaugural class with a minimum cumulative average of 85% are guaranteed employment in an SPCA facility in Nova Scotia with a starting salary of $18/hour.
Anticipated Start Date of Inaugural Class: January 2024
Pending approval from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Expected Graduation Date: June 2025
Length: Two-Year Full-Time Program
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent, 20 hours of volunteering in an animal hospital, animal shelter or animal refuge, interview with the program director including PI cognitive and aptitude tests, three-dose series of rabies vaccines and proof of current tetanus vaccination during or before the first semester.
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