Gain practical work experience with various animal species, including horses, cattle, swine, chickens, rabbits, cats and dogs.
RRC Polytech’s Veterinary Technology program is Canadian Veterinary Medical Association accredited and designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to perform a variety of veterinary medical procedures.
In this program, you’ll learn about anesthetic induction and monitoring, drug dosage calculations, surgical and animal nursing, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, dental prophylaxis, emergency care and routine veterinary clinic office procedures.
As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll participate in on- and off-campus labs to meet potential employers, expand your professional network and build practical work experience.
In this program, you’ll develop the collaboration skills, theoretical knowledge, technical mastery and work experience you need to become a successful veterinary technologist.
Develop a foundational understanding of examination techniques, medical terminology and diagnostic assessment while building elementary nursing skills.
Practice intermediate nursing techniques and medical procedures while learning to safely work with canines and felines in a practicum experience.
Combine your theoretical knowledge with advanced practical skills in surgical nursing, anesthesia and diagnostic imaging.
Apply everything you’ve learned in a series of surgical rotations while building work experience and professional connections in preparation for a career.
Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.
RRC Polytech has been preparing generations of technologists with the professional collaboration skills and career-ready experience they need to support animal health. Through this program, you’ll join a network of successful grads making a difference in veterinary medicine across Canada.
The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.
After their first clinical practicum, Veterinary Technology students routinely take advantage of their industry-standard training and practical experience to find part-time jobs in the industry. Often these job opportunities lead to full-time positions at a veterinary practice after graduation.
Our grads hit the ground running. With RRC Polytech’s applied-learning experiences, small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll get the training you need to lead, succeed and grow from the moment you enter the industry.
RRC Polytech’s Veterinary Technology instructors are passionate experts with years of real industry experience. By combining their insight with feedback from employers and industry leaders, they ensure your education is engaging, up-to-date and aligned with industry standards and needs.
“RRC Polytech provided me with the education I needed to have a very fulfilling career within the veterinary industry, which had always been my dream.”Suzane Chandler – Self-employed
“Every single instructor in my program made an impact on my future career as a veterinary technologist. I will forever be thankful for all of my instructors in the Veterinary Technology program.”Selena Johannson – Registered Veterinary Technologist
As a Veterinary Technology student, you are a compassionate individual dedicated to improving animal welfare. You enjoy working with others, meeting new people and getting to know their animal companions. You are also passionate about medicine and enjoy facing new and exciting challenges in an ever-evolving profession.
Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.
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