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Veterinary Technology

Available at: Kingston


This three-year program has an excellent nationwide reputation for producing highly skilled graduates who fit easily into a biomedical research setting or a veterinary clinic setting. Our graduates leave with excellent scientific training as well as the practical laboratory and veterinary technical skills needed in today’s workplace.

This program is not open to International students.


Graduates are eligible for registration by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science and for membership in the Ontario Association of Veterinary Techni­cians. They are eligible to write the OAVT and CA­LAS/ACTAL provisional registry examinations in their graduating year. Our graduates often obtain the highest scores on the Veterinary Technician National Registry Exam compared to other Ontario colleges.

St. Lawrence College Veterinary Technology Program is fully accredited by: 

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
Canadian Council on Animal Care
College of Veterinarians of Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Career Opportunities

While most graduates find employment in veterinary hospitals and research labs; many have chosen careers in pharmaceutical and pet-food sales, animal shelters, zoos and wildlife research stations. Many have found employment in animal care services at universities across the country or work alongside some of Canada’s leading biomedical researchers. Others have found employment at veterinary colleges or have created their own businesses.

Program Name

Veterinary Technology

Program Code



Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

3 Years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

To view a detailed fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

International Fees

This program is not open to International students.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
ANIM 101 Mammalian Behaviour
ANIM 102 Veterinary Anatomy
ANIM 104 Small Animal Clinical Procedures
CHEM 100 General & Organic Chemistry
CHEM 151 General Chemistry Techniques
GENE 24 Ethics and Critical Thinking
MATH 150 Biological Mathematics

Semester 2
ANIM 107 Veterinary Hospital Management
ANIM 108 Physiology
ANIM 204 Small Animal Clinical Procedures
BIOL 201 Parasitology and Mycology
CHEM 203 Applied Biochemistry
COMP 75 Computer Applications in Excel
GENE 60 Topics in the Contemporary Workplace

Semester 3
ANIM 206 Small Animal Clinical Procedures 2
ANIM 209 Livestock
ANIM 1000 Laboratory Animal Welfare and Techniques
ANIM 2500 Clinical Laboratory Procedures 1
ANIM 2601 Veterinary Anesthesia
ANIM 2700 Pharmacology
BIOL 153 Introductory Microbiology

Semester 4
ANIM 200 Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Surgical Techniques
ANIM 202 Surgical Nursing 1
ANIM 205 Veterinary Imaging and Advanced Clinical Procedures
ANIM 2400 Animal Nutrition
ANIM 2501 Clinical Laboratory Procedures 2
ANIM 3300 Anesthesia and Critical Care
MATH 160 Statistics for Veterinary Technology Students
MICR 212 Veterinary Microbiology

Semester 5
ANIM 304 Surgical Nursing 2
ANIM 307 Veterinary Dentistry and Advanced Clinical Procedures
ANIM 309 Laboratory Animal Research Techniques
ANIM 310 Research Techniques
ANIM 311 Veterinary Immunology
ANIM 312 Wildlife and Exotics
ANIM 3200 Histology
INTN 312 Placement Information
PATH 305 General Pathology

Work Experience (2 x 5 week placement, 1 x 4 week placement)
INTN 310 Work Experience
GENE General Education Course

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: 

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 12 Math at the C or U level; MCT4 recommended  
  • Grade 12 Chemistry at the C or U level (or SCH3U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology at the C or U level

The HOAE requirement has been temporarily waived for applicants who are applying to the Fall 2021 semester.

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details

This is a HIGHLY COMPETITIVE program. To be included in the competitive ranking, applications must be complete including all transcripts, proof of enrollment and HOAE results by February 1.  Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admissions to the program. Please see the Highly Competitive Program Chart for more details.



Health Requirements


for your clinical/practical placement.  THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


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Note:  Full-time students coverage for vaccines received on or after September 1, can be claimed under the Student Sickness & Accident Insurance Plan.


Some of the best times of my life were at SLC. I made friends at SLC that have continued to be life-long friends.

Barbara Robson

Program Contact

Pauline Smith

Admissions Information

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Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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