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
  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent, with a minimum of C+
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or equivalent, with a minimum of C+
  • Life Sciences 11 (formerly Biology 11) or equivalent, with a minimum of C+
  • Strongly recommend Anatomy and Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12) or BIOL 0600 as in the first semester students must have a working knowledge of animal anatomy to perform physical examinations including eye and ear exams on live patients, under the supervision of a clinical mentor. For patient safety, tasks such as understanding anatomical locations and basic physiology MUST be developed prior to the program to ensure student success.

*** Must meet the minimum of educational requirements to be considered for this program. ***

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.

How to submit transcripts

General requirements

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship (copy of birth certificate or passport) or copy of permanent resident status card (Mandatory)
  • Three reference forms (required)
  • If educated in a country where English is not an official language – accepted English Language Proficiency test results
  • Completed Clinic Affiliation Package
    • Validation form of working in a CVMA accredited mixed or small animal veterinary clinic for a minimum of 260 paid hours per semester.
    • Health & Safety awareness form
    • Orientation questionnaire
  • Up-to-date vaccination record, including rabies

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

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