University of Guelph 2002-2003 Diploma Program Calendar

X--Associate Diploma Programs, Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology

This program is offered at Ridgetown College only, and is designed for students interested in a career working with and caring for animals. The program is designed to provide the technical training and knowledge required to become veterinary technicians working in association with practising veterinarians. Students take a comprehensive range of courses and training related to the care of food and laboratory animals, as well as companion and sport animals. All students are required to complete a four-week externship during the final semester.

This program is fully accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Students may select 1 of 2 delivery options for this program.

Option 1 - Conventional Program (4 semesters over 2 years)

Note: All courses are compulsory. Progression into the subsequent semester is dependent on the successful completion of each course in the previous semester. No elective courses are offered in this program.

Semester 1 - Fall

DVT*1000 [0.50] Livestock Production and Management

DVT*1010 [0.50] Anatomy and Physiology I

DVT*1020 [0.50] Microbiology

DVT*1030 [0.50] Biochemistry and Genetics

DVT*1040 [0.50] Medical Exercises I

DVT*1050 [0.50] Chemistry

Semester 2 - Winter

DVT*2000 [0.50] Companion Animal Management

DVT*2010 [0.50] Anatomy and Physiology II

DVT*2020 [0.50] Haematology

DVT*2030 [0.50] Communications

DVT*2040 [0.50] Medical Exercises II

DVT*2050 [0.50] Urinalysis

Semester 3 - Fall

DVT*3000 [0.50] Laboratory Animal Science

DVT*3010 [0.50] Animal Nursing I

DVT*3020 [0.50] Diagnostic Techniques I

DVT*3030 [0.50] Radiography I

DVT*3040 [0.50] Pharmacology

DVT*3050 [0.50] Surgical and Anaesthetic Principles I

Semester 4 - Winter

DVT*4000 [0.50] Dentistry

DVT*4010 [0.50] Animal Nursing II

DVT*4020 [0.50] Diagnostic Techniques II

DVT*4030 [0.50] Radiography II

DVT*4040 [0.50] Hospital Management

DVT*4050 [0.50] Surgical and Anaesthetic Principles II

Option 2 - Alternative Program (1 year semesters over 3 years)

Note: All courses are compulsory. Progression into the subsequent semester is dependent on the successful completion of each course in the previous semester. No elective courses are offered in this program.

Year 1

Fall Distance Education Courses

DVT*1000 [0.50] Livestock Production and Management

DVT*1030 [0.50] Biochemistry and Genetics

Winter Distance Education Courses

DVT*1020 [0.50] Microbiology

DVT*2000 [0.50] Companion Animal Management

DVT*2050 [0.50] Urinalysis

Summer Courses (On-Campus)

DVT*1000 [0.50] Livestock Production and Management

DVT*1010 [0.50] Anatomy and Physiology I

DVT*1020 [0.50] Microbiology

DVT*1040 [0.50] Medical Exercises I

DVT*1050 [0.50] Chemistry

DVT*2000 [0.50] Companion Animal Management

DVT*2020 [0.50] Haematology

DVT*2030 [0.50] Communications

DVT*2040 [0.50] Medical Exercises II

DVT*2050 [0.50] Urinalysis

Year 2

Fall Distance Education Courses

DVT*2010 [0.50] Anatomy and Physiology II

DVT*3010 [0.50] Animal Nursing I

Winter Distance Education Courses

DVT*3050 [0.50] Surgical and Anaesthetic Principles I

DVT*4010 [0.50] Animal Nursing II

Summer Courses (On-Campus)

DVT*2010 [0.50] Anatomy and Physiology II

DVT*2030 [0.50] Communications

DVT*2040 [0.50] Medical Exercises II

DVT*3010 [0.50] Animal Nursing I

DVT*3020 [0.50] Diagnostic Techniques I

DVT*3030 [0.50] Radiography I

DVT*3050 [0.50] Surgical and Anaesthetic Principles I

Year 3

Fall Distance Education Course

DVT*3040 [0.50] Pharmacology

Winter Distance Education Course

DVT*4040 [0.50] Hospital Management

Summer Courses (On-Campus)

DVT*3000 [0.50] Laboratory Animal Science

DVT*3020 [0.50] Diagnostic Techniques I

DVT*4000 [0.50] Dentistry

DVT*4010 [0.50] Animal Nursing II

DVT*4020 [0.50] Diagnostic Techniques II

DVT*4030 [0.50] Radiography II

DVT*4040 [0.50] Hospital Management

DVT*4050 [0.50] Surgical and Anaesthetic Principles II



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Last revised: 01 March 2002

2001 Office of Registrarial Services, University of Guelph