Veterinary & Animal Health Technologist (3213)


Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians provide technical support to veterinarians by caring for animals and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health disorders. They are employed in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, animal shelters, humane societies, zoos, animal research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and government. Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians who are supervisors are included in this unit group. N.O.C Occupation Description



Occupational Profile

Find more detailed information about being an Animal Health Technologist, what they do, typical duties and responsibilities and more in the links below:

National Occupational Classification - an overview of the occupation in Canada

O*NET -detailed occupational information (U.S.)

Animal Health Technicians -from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association



The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training for Animal Health Technologist. Please visit the links below for information on employment requirements.

Animal Health Technology Program - Red River College

Recognized Programs in Canada

Labour Market Information

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Working in Canada - Winnipeg report, labour market information (salary, job outlook)

Alberta Learning Information Service -OCCinfo

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S


Professional Associations

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Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists and Technicians

Manitoba Animal Health Technologists Association (MAHTA)

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians

International Veterinary Nurses and Technicians Association


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Information for foreign-trained Animal Health Technologists and Technicians - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Updated: August 2017