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Veterinarian Technical Assistant

Program Overview

Here is an opportunity to get started on your future as a Veterinary Technician / Animal Sciences Diploma. The Veterinary Technical Assistant / Animal Sciences Diploma is a valued member of a veterinary practice team and works alongside veterinary professionals, Animal Health Technicians / Animal Sciences, and shelter staff in the small animal industry. Animals need care and lots of love. and we need professionals that enjoy working with small animals.

Come and explore your passion with hands-on learning opportunities to work with small animals, through course based work and experiential learning.

Dual Credit - Veterinarian Technical Assistant Brochure 2021.pdf

  • Courses:
    • AHT 1050 - Introduction to the Veterinary Industry - September 2021 - December 2021
    • AHT 1140 - Veterinary Practice - February 2022 - June 2022
  • Location: TBD
  • When: Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Prerequisites: High School student

Upon completion of high school, students will need to have the following criteria for entering Animal Sciences at the post secondary level: 

  • Students must complete one of the following courses: Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20
  • Math 20 - 1 or 20 - 2 
  • English 30 - 1 or 30 - 2 

Registration Details

  • The course is in partnership with Olds College
  • The cost of each course is $63.00
  • Textbooks and materials will be supplied

Potential Future Careers

  • Veterinary hospital / clinic
  • Boarding kennels
  • Grooming facilities
  • SPCA / Humane Society
  • Training / Obedience Assistance 

Course Evaluation

Students will have both the Alberta Education courses and Olds College courses on their high school transcript. They will receive 5 CTS Advanced level (3000) per course and 3 credits at the post-secondary level per course.

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