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Admission Requirements & Fees

Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology Conventional Delivery *

Ontario Colleges Program Code
Length of Program
2 Years (4 Semesters)
Start/Intake Date
Admission Requirements
  • OSSD or equivalent;
  • Grade 12C or U Math and English;
  • Grade 11C or U Biology;
  • Grade 12C or Grade 11U Chemistry;
  • Each required course with a minimum 75% final average, College Level or 65% final average, University Level
  • If applicants have not completed Grade 12C or U Math and English grade 11 marks will be considered in the assessment process but the Grade 12 courses must be completed prior to entry
  • Applicants who have met, or are in the process of meeting, the academic requirements will be required to complete pre-admissions testing at Ridgetown Campus or another designated testing site
  • Proof of 40 hrs of related work experience in a veterinary clinic is also required by August 1, prior to entrance into program
  • For more detailed information about the Veterinary Technology admission requirements please visit:www.ridgetownc.uoguelph.ca/vtadmissions
  • *Mature Student Status does not apply

NOTE: Students will receive prophylactic rabies immunization beginning the first week of classes, and arranged on-campus by program co-ordinator.

This is a physically demanding program and students with some forms of disabilities may not be successful due to the physical demands of the program.

Approximate Year 1 Costs
Tuition (2 semesters) $3,462.52
Student Organization Fees $364.68
Additional Program Fees $1,993.60
Accreditation Fee $60.00
Rabies Immunization $750.00
Textbooks (approximate) $1,260.00
Building Fee $78.38
Student Accident Insurance $4.00
Student Dental Insurance $165.00
Student Health Insurance $165.00
Estimated 1 year cost for this program
All estimates based on 2016/2017 fees. Actual costs may be higher.

* Oversubscribed program

All academic programs are OSAP eligible.

Are You Ready?

To further discuss program admission requirements please contact Barb O’Neill, Assistant Registrar at 519-674-1500 x63610 or rcregistrar@uoguelph.ca

English as a Second Language

Assessment Testing

Applicants required to provide evidence of English proficiency must meet one of the following four proficiency requirements:

  1. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
  2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based), and Test of Written English (TWE) with a score 5 (discretionary range of 4.5), and Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a score of 50
  3. The Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, applicants must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)
  4. The Canadian English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a minimum overall band score of 70
  5. Successful completion of the University of Guelph Open Learning and Educational Support Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program at the University of Guelph. For more information, contact the University of Guelph English Language Program (ESL) www.eslguelph.ca
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