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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

A Unique Learning Experience

15 reasons to pursue an AHT diploma

  • Innovative, knowledgeable and experienced faculty
  • Daily opportunities to acquire practical skills
  • Onsite program animals (dogs, cats, rats, mice)
  • A university farm for large animal experiences
  • Field trips and class work at the BC Wildlife Park
  • Small class sizes
  • Low student to instructor ratio in laboratory sessions
  • Four courses dedicated to applied animal behaviour
  • Successful animal adoption program at the end of each semester
  • A dedicated building for the TRU AHT Diploma program (opened in 2002)
  • Access to student awards and bursary programs through the TRU Foundation
  • Opportunity to access the National Laboratory Animal Examination for provisional status
  • All TRU AHT graduates have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
  • TRU graduates consistently score in the top percentile on the VTNE
  • Veterinary employers in BC and Alberta specifically recruit and hire TRU AHT graduates