- Ask Andy
ANDY'S ANSWER: I did a google search on Veterinary Technician and came up with several colleges that have a program like this. Seneca School in Toronto for instance describes their 2 year program as "trains para-professional personnel to support and complement veterinary practitioners, public health officers, and biomedical research scientists." Their area of study says learning "animal behaviour, small, large and laboratory animal nursing, dentistry, anaesthesiology, nutrition, clinical pathology, parasitology, microbiology, radiography, pharmacology, surgical techniques, comparative anatomy and physiology, genetics, and liberal studies. You will also learn animal care and responsibilities."
They further say that in their program "you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in veterinary practices, health science schools, hospitals, research institutes, the food industry, wildlife services, zoological parks, government agencies and industry sales."
I would suggest you do your own google search on "veterinary technician" and see what schools in your area say about the programs they offer.