Animal Health Technology






Agriculture et pêches

Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approved in 1998.

This program is designed to train students to be animal health technicians, mainly in clinical sectors and in research. The work of a technician consists of assisting a veterinarian or research worker in animal experimentation in their work. In both cases, the technician would be called upon to perform tests on the animals, to care for them and to set up the appropriate systems for the carrying out of technical aspects in animal health services.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV EST or SE – Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology (558404) or Science and the Environment (558402)
• Sec. IV CST – Secondary IV Mathematics: Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563414)



Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

animal care worker (except farm)
animal health technician

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
00QJTo analyze the profession
00QKTo manage equipment and materials
00QLTo admit animals for treatment
00QMTo ensure the proper operation of an animal facility
00QNTo administer nursing care
00QPTo administer nursing care to animals reproduced for consumption
00QQTo perform clinical biochemistry and immunological tests
00QRTo perform cytological and histoligical tests and necropsies
00QSTo perform haematological tests
00QTTo perform microbiological and parasitology tests
00QUTo breed animals
00QV To maintain cell and microbial cultures
00QWTo assist in radiology
00QXTo assist in surgery
00QYTo perform dental prophylaxis
00QZTo participate in experimental surgeries
00R0To perform physiological investigations
00R1To provide client services
00R2To participate in an animal experiment
00R3To use techniques in animal restraint
00R4To use chemical and biochemical laboratory techniques
00R5To associate genetic and cellular factors with the growth and reproduction of animals
00R6To prevent the propagation of microorganisms and parasites
00R7To establish a link between the anatomy and physiology of animals and their biological functions
00R8To manage nutrituinal care
00R9To establish methods for recognizing and modifying animal behaviour
00RATo recognize pathological signs
00RBTo analyze the effects of medication on an animal