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Veterinary Technology

Is a Career as a Veterinary Professional Right for You?


Do you have the following qualifications?

  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED and Grade 11 or 12 Biology with a minimum average of 65%
  • Grade 11 or 12 English
  • Grade 11 or 12 Math academic level or equivalent with a minimum average of 65%

Make a career out of your love forĀ animals

Earn your Veterinary Technology diploma and pursue your passion for animal care. The Maritime Business College Veterinary Technology Diploma Program is the first and only one of its kind in Halifax!

If you love animals and are looking for a professional career that will be both personally and professionally rewarding, you owe it to yourself to explore your potential in animal care. Become a veterinary technician to have a positive impact on the health and well being of animals.

Graduates from this program are trained to work in a variety of animal care settings under the supervision of a Veterinarian. They are trained to help with physical assessments, collect samples and perform laboratory tests, prepare animals and operating rooms for surgery, monitor anesthesia during surgeries, administer vaccines and medications, provide post-operative care, and maintain a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance. Administrative tasks include filling veterinary prescriptions, maintaining inventories of animal care supplies, scheduling operating rooms, preparing invoices, and maintaining records.

This is an exciting, comprehensive program that will prepare you for a rewarding career in the growing field of animal care!

Career Opportunities

Our Veterinary Technician diploma program will give you 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.

The pet care industry is strong and accounts for many jobs in the industry.


Canadian Veterinary Medical AssociationOur Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) sets accreditation standards for Animal Health Technologist/Veterinary Technician education, assesses new and existing programs to ensure compliance with those standards, and reviews and proposes amendments to current accreditation requirements.

Accreditation is important because the Nova Scotia Veterinary Association requires that Registered Veterinary Technicians pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination), and candidates are only eligible to write this exam if they have graduated from an accredited Veterinary Technology Program.

Is a rewarding career in animal care right for you? Learn more about our Veterinary Technician courses…

To learn more about your possible career opportunities in animal care and to explore if this is the right career path for you, fill out our form to receive additional information. A helpful Maritime Business College Admissions Advisor will assist you with everything from course questions to financial aid.

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-800-550-6516.

At MBC, we have an open-door policy. We encourage you to come visit or sit in on classes. Coming in for a tour is the best way to see for yourself if this career training is right for you.

The MBC Advantage

Founded in 1899, Maritime Business College has provided advanced career training to thousands of students in Nova Scotia. The Instructors at Maritime Business College are trained and experienced experts in the industry. Insightful classroom instruction is complemented by practical training.

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