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Animal Health Technologist

Animal health technologists provide primary support to veterinarians by caring for animals, and assisting in the care and treatment of companion and livestock animal health disorders.


Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
950 Weber Centre, 5555 Calgary Trail N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta 
Canada  T6H 5P9
Phone number: 780-489-5007
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-404-2862
Fax number: 780-484-8311


Under Alberta's Veterinary Profession Act and General Regulation, you must be registered with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) to work as an animal health technologist under the direction of a registered veterinarian.

What You Need

Registration with the ABVMA requires: (1) membership in the Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists (AAAHT), (2) an Animal Health Technology diploma accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), or equivalent, and (3) successful completion of a national exam administered by the ABVMA.  For official, detailed information about registration requirements, contact the ABVMA or visit their website.

Working in Alberta

Animal health technologists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered animal health technologists in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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