Animal Health Technology (AHT) – Diploma – Vermilion Campus

Theory into Practice

preparing cat for surgery Learn to be an essential member of a veterinary health care team or in a research facility.

As an animal health technologist, you'll combine your theoretical understanding of anatomy, physiology, animal behaviour and animal handling with your clinical lab skills such as collecting and analyzing samples for diagnosis.

Lakeland College offers you real clinical experience, taught by veterinarian and animal health technician professionals. We are a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited facility and an Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) inspected facility for mixed animal practice. Our graduates earn the distinction of Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT).

At the small animal clinic you’ll:
  • Prepare for actual surgery
  • Learn intravenous injections, catheter placement, IV fluid maintenance and animal restraint
  • Collect and analyze blood and urine as well as parasitology and cytology specimens
  • Take X-rays of large and small animals


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