Thompson Rivers University

Faculty of Science

Animal Health Technology

Animal Health Technology (AHT)

Animal Health Technology Program (on campus)

2 Year Diploma for Veterinary Technicians
Welcome to the world of Animal Health Technology (AHT). Our two year on-campus career technical program offers a very high level of training in the field of animal care. Competition for admission is intense. The job market for a veterinary technician is varied and abundant. Potential employers include private veterinary clinics, research facilities, zoos and aquariums, pharmaceutical companies, and animal humane shelters to mention just a few.

Animal Health Technology Distance Education Program

3 Year Diploma for Veterinary Technicians
TRU now offers the only AHT Distance Education program in Canada where the student can study and complete their education from anywhere in Canada. There are no on-campus requirements. The student must be a paid employee working in a Canadian veterinary clinic for a minimum of 20 hours per week while enrolled in the program.

Animal Welfare Certificate Distance Education Program

The Animal Welfare Certificate is a Distance Education studies program for animal caregivers who are interested in upgrading their work skills or for individuals interested in a career in Animal Welfare. The Animal Welfare Certificate Program was jointly developed by Thompson Rivers University (TRU), and the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA).

For more information contact us at:
Telephone: 250-852-7170
Fax: 250-828-5194
E-mail: ahtprograms@tru.ca