AVAILABLE IN CANADA ONLY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA OPEN
Students’ essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical
placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite
Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course.
Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 1 involves entry level competencies in the first
year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma.
- Maintain a minimum of 260 hours paid work per semester in a full service Canadian
veterinary hospital or clinic.
- Confirm required level of professional supervision is present at selected location of
- Complete TRU WHMIS & the Veterinary WHMIS Training.
- Perform, or demonstrate knowledge of essential skill procedures outlined in VTEC 1101 and
- Complete and submit the Essential Skills Workbook demonstrating completion of skills
outlined in VTEC 1101 and VTEC 1593.
- Reflect on skills learned, mentorship and professional communication.
Module 1: Preparing for Veterinary Clinical Work and Correspondence
Module 2: Connecting with your Community
Module 3: Documenting Your Skills
Required text and materials
The following textbook would have been purchased in VTEC 1101 and/or VTEC 1593. Students who
don't already own the required textbook, will need to purchase it. To do so, please contact
Enrolment Services at email@example.com or 1.800.663.9711
(toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000 (International).
- Bassert, J.M. (2022). McCurnin’s clinical textbook for veterinary technicians (10th
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 9780323722001
This is a pass/fail course. There are no graded assessments, but students must complete and
submit proof of the following:
- Clinical Check-in 1
- Clinical Check-in 2
- Clinical Check-in 3
- Final Document Submissions
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.