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Industry Certifications & Work Experience Opportunities

Associate Diploma In Veterinary Technology Conventional Delivery

Semester 4 Externship
  • Required for all students
  • Must satisfactorily complete 160-hour industry externship to earn diploma
  • Provides excellent industry experience and employment opportunities
National Veterinary Technician Exam
  • Recommended for all students
  • The diploma curriculum prepares students to write the National Veterinary Technician Exam, qualifying them to be Registered Veterinary Technicians
  • Written following granting of diploma


Industry Accreditations

Ridgetown’s Veterinary Technology Training programs are fully accredited by:

  • Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT)
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Dr. Irene Moore
"Students are prepared to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination that is used in both the U.S. and Canada -- Ridgetown students have a tradition of achieving excellent results on this exam!"

Dr. Irene Moore, Associate Director, Academics D.V.M., B. Sc.(Agr.)




Semester 4 industry externship - getting industry experience that really counts!


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