Curriculum Guideline

Veterinary Technology

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPVTEC
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Veterinary Technology
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Veterinary Technology Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201930
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Veterinary Technology
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
65.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Graduation from BC Secondary School (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • Government regulations and program policy require students to be a minimum age of 18 years by December 31 of year of program start
  • Completion of the following courses (or equivalents) by the application deadline (exception for secondary school students). Official transcripts required (photocopies or electronic copies are not accepted):
    • Chemistry 11 with a minimum of C+ (Chemistry 12 with a minimum of C+ fulfills this requirement)
    • Biology 11 with a minimum of C+ (Biology 12 with a minimum of C+ fulfils this requirement)
    • One grade 12 Science course with a minimum of C+ (Chemistry 12, Biology 12, Geology 12, Physics 12)
    • Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11 or Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum of C

After official transcripts have been reviewed by the registrar's office determining that you have met the program academic prerequisites, the following additional program documents are required:

All of the above documentation must be received by the program application deadline date. It is then reviewed and ranked. Applicants may be invited for an interview. 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 65 credits
  • 25% (17 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.0 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

VTEC 1101

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 1

3.00

VTEC 1102

Veterinary Laboratory Procedures 1

3.00

VTEC 1103

Veterinary Nursing 1

3.00

VTEC 1112

Veterinary Administrative Procedures

3.00

CMNS 1111

Workplace Communications for Veterinary Technology

3.00

MATH 1183

Mathematics for Veterinary Technology

2.00

Semester I Total Credits

 

17.00

Semester II

VTEC 1201

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 2

3.00

VTEC 1202

Veterinary Laboratory Procedures 2

4.00

VTEC 1203

Veterinary Nursing 2

3.00

VTEC 1204

Veterinary Pharmacology

3.00

VTEC 1205

Veterinary Diseases

3.00

Semester II Total Credits

 

 16.00

Semester III

VTEC 2106

Veterinary Dentistry

2.00

VTEC 2107

Large Animal Clinics

3.00

VTEC 2108

Veterinary Anesthesia

3.00

VTEC 2109

Veterinary Radiography

3.00

VTEC 2110

Animal Behavior and Welfare

2.00

VTEC 2111

Animal Nutrition

3.00

Semester III Total Credits

 

16.00

Semester IV

 

VTEC 2303

Veterinary Nursing 3

4.00

VTEC 2304

Veterinary Surgical Assistance

4.00

VTEC 2305

Veterinary Genetics and Reproduction

3.00

VTEC 2307

Lab Animal and Exotics Clinics

3.00

VTEC 2309

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

2.00

Semester IV Total Credits

 

16.00

Total Program Credits

 

65.00