Animal Health Technology, Graduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
460 CAD/credit 13800 CAD/year
132 CAD/credit 3960 CAD/year
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Animal Health Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology focuses on practical skills used in both small and large animal practices, including lab work, x-rays and medical and surgical nursing.


Animal Health Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology provides basic veterinary services for dogs and cats owned by NAIT staff and students. It’s here where you’ll receive hands-on experience in procedures that include spays and neuters, vaccinations and teeth cleaning.


Upon graduation of the program, you will find a wide range of employment options, from assisting veterinarians in private practice to working at animal research facilities and zoos.

As an animal health technologist, you will have the hands-on skills to perform a variety of tasks including laboratory analysis of blood, urine and fecal samples. You’ll also be able to assist and perform radiographic procedures, and assist in anesthetic and surgical procedures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases of Companion Animals
  • Clinics: Theory and Practice
  • Anatomic Pathophysiology: Support and Movement
  • Clinical Laboratory Procedures 
  • Animal Behavior and Handling
  • Medical Records Management
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing
  • Anatomic Pathophysiology: Function and Continuity
  • Anesthesiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 30-1 or English 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • A Verification of Work-Related Hours and Experience form must accompany the application showing completion of 40 hours of meaningful animal-health work experience at a veterinary clinic within the past 5 years, approved by a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT). VMA graduates do not have to provide this.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Online Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 460 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    3960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 132 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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