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. This is not a self-paced 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+
  • Chemistry 11 or equivalent, with a minimum of C+
  • Life Sciences 11 (formerly Biology 11) or equivalent, with a minimum of C+
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12), Chemistry 12 or Physics 12, with a minimum of C+.
    Note: Anatomy and Physiology 12 or BIOL 0600 is recommended.

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.

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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