Admission Requirements

Competition for admission to the Veterinary Technology Open Learning program is extremely intensive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Educational requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or equivalent, C+ average
  • Chemistry 11 or equivalent, C+ average
  • Life Sciences 11 (formerly Biology 11) or equivalent, C+ average
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12), Chemistry 12 or Physics 12, C+ average. Note: Anatomy and Physiology 12 or BIOL 0600 is recommended
  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent, C+ minimum
  • Any pre-requisite courses in progress MUST be completed with an official transcript submitted before Nov. 1 of the year prior to the January start date.
  • Mature student status does not apply to this program.

General requirements

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • The student must be familiar with basic word processing, email management (including posting attachments) and internet navigation.
  • Must be working in a CVMA accredited veterinary clinic for a minimum of 260 paid hours per semester.
  • Completed Clinic Affiliation Form by the clinic and clinical mentor(s)
  • Required reference forms
  • Other forms as included in the application/registration package
  • Submission of Language Proficiency Index results — if applicable
  • All recommended vaccinations must be up-to-date including rabies

All required courses and admission documents must be completed and submitted by the application deadline

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