TRU Science

Admission Requirements

Competition for admission to the Veterinary Technology program is extremely intensive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to an orientation session or admission into the program.

The application deadline is February 1

ALL REQUIRED COURSES AND ADMISSION DOCUMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE

Educational Requirements:

  1. Grade 12 or equivalent
  2. Foundations of Mathematics 11 or equivalent, C+ minimum grade
  3. Chemistry 11 or equivalent, C+ minimum grade
  4. Life Sciences 11 (formerly Biology 11) or equivalent, C+ minimum grade
  5. Any one of the following:  Anatomy & Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12), Chemistry 12 or Physics 12 or equivalent, C+ minimum grade. Anatomy & Physiology 12 is recommended.
  6. English Studies 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent, C+ minimum grade

High school students must submit their Ministry of Education transcript (confirming grade 11 marks) and their grade 12 report cards, confirming enrolment of any relevant prerequisites in progress. All other applicants please submit official transcripts of previous secondary school (Ministry of Education transcript) and post-secondary education by the deadline. Transcripts may be submitted by the applicant or the issuing institution directly.

General Requirements - Previous documentation for applying is still accepted.

  1. Proof of Canadian Citizenship (copy of birth certificate or passport) or copy of Permanent Resident card if not a Canadian citizen (MANDATORY)
  2. Accreditation of the TRU Veterinary Technology program indicates that applicants must have "an understanding of a career in veterinary technology." In order to accomplish this requirement the following 3 parts of the application must be completed. VTEC Application Checklist  Detailed information is listed under the "How to Apply to Veterinary Technology" link
    a) Part 1: watch selected videos and complete a know, wonder, learn word document
    b) Part 2: interview a Registered Veterinary Technologist and keep detailed notes
    c) Part 3: create a 4-7 minute introduction Q&A video
  3. A resume
  4. Three reference letters emailed by your referee. The references must be from these areas:
    i) animal related work or volunteer experience,
    ii) any non-animal work or volunteer experience.
  5. Submission of Language Proficiency Index results if applicable.
  6. If shortlisted attend a mandatory virtual Program Orientation Session upon invitation from the Animal Health Department. Attending the orientation session does not guarantee a seat in the program.
  7. Successful medical upon acceptance

Note: Applicants should have an interest in working with and caring for animals. This includes such areas as farms, SPCA, wildlife refuges or any other animal oriented facility. Students should have a desire to develop manual and technical skills. Consultation with practicing RVTs is mandatory.