• Two-year diploma
  • August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 
  • Practicum
  • Credit transfer opportunity: Thompson-Rivers University
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.

This program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to perform a variety of veterinary medical procedures, such as:

  • Anesthesia induction and monitoring
  • Drug dosage calculations 
  • Surgical and animal nursing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency care
  • Routine veterinary clinic and office procedures

Veterinary Technologists play a vital role in the veterinary industry. They work under the supervision of veterinary practitioners to support the veterinarian in all aspects of practice.

As part of this program, you will participate in on- or off-campus labs where you will be handling animals species such as horses, cattle, swine, chickens, ferrets, rats, mice, as well as dogs and cats.

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