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Old July 13th, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Question Any vet techs ?

Hey I am really interested in taking vet tech. I really do not like my current profession/life.


For now i am interested in the one year vet assistant program at west coast college vancouver because you get a diploma out of it instead of a cert.

Was just wondering does canada have many options to be a vet tech through at home school? Do all the book work at home and practical work at the school? America has a lot.

ALso was curious how easy is it to get into an american school like that for us canadians? I am not sure if Canada will even take an american vet tech diploma though.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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ICS Canada has some courses that may interest you. They are done online.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 08:27 PM
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Hey cateyes I am currently taking Veterinary Technician in Saskatoon through SIAST. I didn't look into the tech assistant stuff at all but I know when I was first looking at colleges Olds College offered distance learning for their tech program. After you've completed the program you need to write a national exam to become registered. I'm not sure whether American diplomas would be accepted here, I know certain states accept diplomas from Canadian programs.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Your inquiry kind of caught my attention in regards to vet tech college.
We have a campus at Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology in Temiskaming Shores, Ontario, the Haileybury Campus. It offers a Veterinary Technician's course. Not familiar with it but could call them on Monday and ask if they have a distance learning course.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Georgian College in Barrie has a Vet Assistant programme that awards a certificate and a Vet Tech, programme, with co-op, that awards a diploma.

One thing you should consider and investigate is how marketable are you to a Vet if your school had no in-school and no co-op classes. If I am misunderstanding your hope to do all your courses from home, then I apologize. But for something as hands on as Veterinary work I think a co-op in particular would be invaluable.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Further to my reply posting of last evening, I decided to Google Northern College this morning, and find that they have 5 courses listed under Veterinary Science, so I'm enclosing the web site for you to take a look and check things out. They do have long distance learning, but in what programs, I don't know.


http://www.northernc.on.ca/
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