Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation

Program Title – Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation

  • Credential Earned
    Ontario College Graduate Certificate

    Full Time

    Program Length
    2 Semesters

    Program Status

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  • Tuition and Fees

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT- H151 (HL) Haileybury Campus

Program Specific Information and Forms
Below are requirements or forms that have to be completed before the start of the semester or the date specified.
Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation (PDF, 650 Kb)

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Northern College requires all students to have and use their own laptop computer. Course materials are posted online and many courses use online tests, or require students to submit their assignments online through the College’s Learning Management System.

Program Description

Northern College is proud to introduce a graduate one-year certificate program for veterinary technicians in response to emerging animal health care needs. Physical rehabilitation helps animals recover more quickly and fully from injury, and can help the “furry family members” live life to the fullest with minimal pain and discomfort. The same health needs arise in dogs and cats as they age, that we find in humans. Whether they are recovering from hip replacement or just need to lose weight, rehabilitation is the key. This program will address the patient needs and demonstrate the pivotal role technicians play in improving the quality of life for the pet. Physical rehabilitation is becoming part of everyday veterinary medicine. It is emerging as an important complementary form of care that is a valuable professional asset for veterinary technicians who have undertaken this additional qualification. They provide this specialized care within the context of a veterinarian-client-patient relationship, helping to extend the range of services offered within a veterinary practice.

Career Opportunities
Veterinary clinics, private rehabilitation facilities and pet daycares with conditioning/fitness programs as well as a variety of other opportunities.

Our Veterinary Technician program is accredited by:

  • CVMA
  • OAVT
  • cvo

Contact Information
Kellie Broderick
Program Assistant, School of Veterinary Sciences
705-672-3376 ext. 8854