Seneca College King Campus: Veterinary Technician Program

Education, Coaching, Lessons, Training & Clinics | King Township | Therapeutic Services

Program Description

This program trains para-professional personnel to support and complement veterinary practitioners, public health officers and biomedical research scientists.

This highly respected program is located at Seneca’s picturesque King Campus in the GTA. In addition to its state–of–the–art facility and equipment, the program is well recognized for its excellent instructors, quality graduates and high placement rates.


Provincial Registration

In order to practice in Ontario as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), graduates must meet and maintain specific qualifications and conditions of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT), including successful completion of the Veterinary Technician Examination. Seneca’s Veterinary Technician (VTE) program has been approved by the OAVT Board of Directors.  For more information on RVT qualifications, please visit

Areas of Study

As a student in VTE, you will study 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, as they are important components of the program.

Your studies will include small group hands–on learning and comprehensive instruction in small, large and laboratory companion animals.

Your Career

Become a Veterinary Technician. With our four-semester diploma 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.


  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reciprocity
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) teaching facility
  • Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) teaching facility
  • College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) licensed veterinary facility
  • Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Good Animal Practice (GAP) certified
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) registration

Field Work

You will benefit from work experience in a veterinary facility sometime during the first three semesters. In the fourth semester, you will gain further practical experience by working in an animal care facility.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Cathy Dawson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55013
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Registration & Records Advisor:
Cathy Dawson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55026
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Emma Brown
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55247
Program Chair (Acting): Jennifer Graham
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55143