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
- Animal Behaviour
- Introduction to Veterinary Technology
- Veterinary Sciences
- Clinical Pathology Level 1, 2 & 3
- Nursing Level 1 & 2
- Common Diseases
- Surgical Nursing
- Large Animal Nursing level 1 & 2
- Radiology and Advanced Imaging
- Exotics, Wildlife and Laboratory Animal Medicine
- Client Communications and Computer Skills
- Emergency and Critical Care
- VTNE preparation
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. Qualified students will only pay additional fees for the 2023 VT Program . 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.
Start Date of Inaugural Class: September 2023
Pending approval from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Expected Graduation Date: July 2025
Length: Accelerated 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 first semester.
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