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Veterinary Technology Diploma

Intake
  • Fall
  • Location
    David Lam Campus (Coquitlam)
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    Contact 604.777.6360
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $2850 year one & $1600 year two
  • Credentials
    Diploma
  • Confirm your program information with Douglas .
Application Deadline Advice
Applications must be submitted by February 1 for Fall entry. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $30.00

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Apply to Douglas now with the BC Post-Secondary Application Service.

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent 

2. English

One of:

3. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
  • Algebra 11 (C)
  • Foundations of Math 12 (C-)
  • Principles of Math 12 (C-)
  • Applications of Math 12 (C-)
  • MATH 1101 (C-)
  • university transferable math or stats course (excluding PSYC 2300) (C-)
  • equivalent course or challenge

4. Biology

One of:

  • Biology 11 (C+)
  • Biology 12 (C)
  • university transferable Biology course (C-)

5. Chemistry

One of:

  • Chemistry 11 (C+)
  • Chemistry 12 (C)
  • CHEM 1104 (C-)
  • CHEM 1108 (C-)
  • university transferable Chemistry course (C-)

6. Grade 12 Science

One of:

  • Biology 12 (C+)
  • Chemistry 12 (C+)
  • Geology 12 (C+)
  • Physics 12 (C+)

Note: The Grade 12 Science requirement does not apply if you have used a Grade 12 course to meet the Biology or Chemistry requirements above.

Non-Academic

  • submit a short Animal Health Technology entrance questionnaire in your own handwriting (form will be provided)
  • at least 80 hours of veterinary-related volunteer or work experience
  • admission interview (on invitation)
  • two letters of reference from non-family sources, at least one of which is veterinary or animal-related

Admission Advice

1. It is strongly recommended that you:

  • attend a program information session and tour/orientation session held on interview day;
  • possess computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, email).

2. Admission is competitive.

3. You will need to submit the following to be accepted into the program (forms will be provided): 
  • satisfactory health assessment completed by a physician;
  • current record of recommended immunizations;
  • consent and authorization by a physician to begin rabies immunization.

4. Some first-year courses may be available through Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) credit. Please contact program faculty for details.

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • a C grade in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Technical and Professional Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a B grade in Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level)
  • an essay score of 4 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam
  • a GED Language Arts Writing and Reading score of 450
  • a TOEFL score of 220 (computer based) or 83 (internet based) or 560 (paper based)
  • an IELTS score of 6.5 (academic module only)
  • an overall and essay CAEL score of 60
  • an EIKEN Test of Practical English placement of Grade 1
  • completion of an ABE English course equivalent to DVST 0355 or higher
  • a college level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English, Communications or Creative Writing course
  • an undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • completion of a Douglas college writing assessment with a
  • Mastery of DVST 0350 and 0360 or DVST 0355 or DVST 0356 or EASL 0360
  • a P grade in DVST 0455 or EASL 0460 or EASL 0820
  • a P grade in DVST 0450 and mastery of DVST 0460
  • Mastery of EASL 0375 or EASL 0376 or assessment of EASL 0475 and mastery of EASL 0365 or assessment of EASL 0465

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You are eligible for enrollment at Douglas College if you meet the General Admission Requirements along with the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old on the first day of class, or at least 17 years old and have not been enrolled in school for at least one year, you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For details on admission requirements for International Students check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you are a student with special needs and have completed a certificate or equivalent from a special program and have been in school for at least 12 years you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply


Canadian Students - Applying to the College

International Students - Applying to the College

Education Building Options for this program are not available.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

These links lead to occupational descriptions on WorkBC.

Survey results compiled from 1 survey year (2013) for credential type 'Diploma (including advanced diploma)'.

Work Experience Stats

Employment Experiences

100% of respondents were in the labour force, with 100% of these employed. Of the employed respondents...
   95% were in full-time jobs:
 
  92% were in permanent jobs:
 
  100% were in training related jobs:
 

Hourly Salary

   for Training Related Jobs:
  Low: $13.75
  Median: $17.00
  High: $21.36
    (n=33)

Time to Find Job Related to Program

(n=37)

Usefulness of Program...

for those in training related jobs:

Education Experience Stats

Further Education Experiences

8% of the respondents had taken further studies. Of these ...
    0% studied at a BC University
  0% studied at a BC College/Institute
  100% studied elsewhere

67% of the respondents had taken further related studies. Of these ...
    100% felt very well prepared
  0% felt somewhat prepared
  0% felt not very or not at all prepared

Transfer Experiences

Of those in further studies, 0% expected to transfer credits. Of these...
  0% received expected transfer credits:
 
     0% felt satisfied or very satisfied with transfer experience:
 

How Satisfied with Education


About the Students

Number of students that:
    attended a program in this subject area 55  
    responded to the survey 37 67%
    finished their program 54 98%

 

About this Data

The BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) survey, formerly known as the BC College and Institute Student Outcomes (CISO) survey, is directed by participating BC public colleges, universities, and institutes, along with the Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED) and BC Stats. Each year, an attempt is made to contact former students by telephone 9 to 20 months after they complete all, or a significant portion, of their program.

Response data presented here is compiled across all reporting institutions according to Education Planner's Subject Area classification.

Complete DACSO survey results are available online: Search BC Post-Secondary Student Survey Results.