Animal Science

Take your love of animals to the professional level and advance your career in Animal Sciences with one of the many reputable courses offered.

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Animal Health Technology (AHT) Diploma

This new accelerated diploma will equip you to provide hands-on care to both large and small animals. You will be taught a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association accredited curriculum delivered by staff boasting over 150 years of accumulated veterinary experience! You will learn diagnostic laboratory procedures, animal disease, anatomy and physiology, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, dentistry and client communication.

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Length of Program:

16 Months

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Program Intakes:

July, October, and February

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Delivery:

Blended (Online and Olds College)

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Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR) Certificate

Combine office administration and veterinary medicine skills to train you as a valued member of a veterinary team. The Veterinary Medical Receptionist provides client care as the “face of the practice” and hands-on animal care to farm and companion animals. This eight-month program begins in September and culminates with a four week industry practicum. Students who choose the online delivery method are required to attend a week-long campus lab in addition to the industry practicum.

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Length of Program:

1 Year

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Program Intakes:

September

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Delivery:

Olds College or Blended

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Veterinary Technical Assistant (VTA) Certificate

In as little as four months you could receive a Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate and start a career making money doing something about which you are passionate. This is an entry level program that introduces students to the veterinary industry and animal care. The Veterinary Technical Assistant is a valued member of a veterinary practice team and works alongside veterinary professionals, Animal Health Technicians, and shelter staff in the small animal industry.

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Length of Program:

4 Months

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Program Intakes:

September

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Delivery:

Olds College

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Continuing Education related courses

Offering short courses and extended education in Animal Science, including: