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Associate Diploma In Veterinary Technology Alternative Delivery

Distance & Classroom Training Combination

Start/Intake: September

Do you love animals? Would you like to continue working while you pursue your studies?

This program is designed to offer students the opportunity to complete distance learning during the fall and winter semester combined with on-campus practical learning for three months in the summer semester. This delivery format takes three years to complete and gives students the technical knowledge and skills they need to become a veterinary technician.

Our program is accredited by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Our graduates consistently achieve top scores on the Veterinary Technician National Exam, to become Registered Veterinary Technicians (R.V.T.).


  • Training related to the care of large, laboratory and companion animals
  • Distance education courses completed during the fall and winter semesters
  • On-campus training for 13 weeks beginning in May and ending in July for three consecutive summers
  • High calibre, experienced instructors
  • Four-week externship (industry placement) at the end of final summer semester
  • Program facilities and procedures inspected by the Canadian Council on Animal Care


  • Learn independently
  • Continue to work during the fall and winter months
  • Spend less time away from home
  • Gateway to additional post-secondary opportunities including undergraduate degree programs, post-diploma certifications and professional accreditation
  • Eligible to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
  • Same features and benefits as the conventional delivery option

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To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256
Marion Beach
Marion Beach, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63523

Marlies Beach
"Being in the veterinary technology program’s alternative delivery has been convenient for me. I have been able to work for nine months of the year and then come to campus for the other three months. The correspondence learning was beneficial to me as it was flexible to my schedule, while still providing me with a first-class educational experience."

Marlies Beach
St. Anne’s Catholic High School, Belle River, ON
Graduate (Fall 2016), Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology

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