Thompson Rivers University

Faculty of Science

Animal Health Technology

Animal Health Technology Distance Education

AHT DistanceThe Faculty of Thompson Rivers University's (TRU) Animal Health Technology (AHT) program offers an online training option for potential Animal Health Technology students. Our first registrants into the program enrolled in January, 2005. We have had graduates from every province across Canada.

The TRU AHT Distance Education (AHTDE) program will allow a student located anywhere in Canada who is already working in a veterinary clinical setting to achieve their goal of becoming an Animal Health Technologist via our internet-based program. This will be achieved by a dynamic partnership of TRU AHT course instructors, a supportive veterinary employer willing to provide clinical mentoring and a student who is a self - motivated, independent learner.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technician Program Accreditation Committee views our Thompson Rivers University Animal Health Technology program as a fully accredited program delivering training in two methods - on campus and by distance.

Graduates of our program are eligible to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Upon successful completion of the VTNE, graduates can then apply for Registered Animal Health Technologist (RAHT) status with their provincial Animal Health Technologist/Veterinary Technician association.  This program is recognized in all provinces of Canada and also has full accreditation with the OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians).

The AHTDE program is not affiliated with TRU Open Learning and all inquiries are to be addressed to: Robina Manfield, Coordinator, Carol Costache, Program Assistant or Leanne Walker, Admissions.

Please be advised that this program qualifies for Canadian Student Loans. Contact your local post-secondary Canadian Student Loans office or TRU Financial Aid and Awards.