Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology

University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

Through course instruction and intensive hands-on learning you will receive the technical knowledge and skills required to become a veterinary technician working in association with practicing veterinarians. This program, accredited by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associate, and the Ontario Associate of Veterinary Technicians, is the perfect choice for students looking for a career working with and caring for animals. Students also benefit from a four-week externship at the end of semester four. 

Alternative Delivery

Students have the option to complete approximately two-thirds of their courses through distance education and attend 13 weeks of classes on campus from beginning of May until the end of July for three consecutive summers.

Sample Careers

  • Veterinary technician
  • Animal research technician
  • Specialty or referral hospital technician
  • Livestock production manager

For More Information

For more information, please visit:

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1