Theory into PracticeLearn 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 with instructors who are veterinarians and animal health technicians. As well, we are a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited facility and an Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) inspected facility for mixed animal practice.
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.