Micro-credentials: Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Sciences: Micro-Credentials

Are you interested in large animal medicine, but find that you are lacking the experience and additional training required to be competent in the field? Is your current employer absolutely swamped with work and unable to find the time to help you develop those skills? Then this certificate may be your answer. Northern’s Large Animal Certificate program is designed by leading industry experts to provide additional training and experience to graduates of a recognized veterinary technician program.

How It Works

This is a suite of micro-credentials. Each varies in length. Each is badged, and the completion of all micro-credentials results in a certificate. Each micro-credential will be primarily comprised of study materials and assignments that can be completed at your own pace, from within your current veterinary practice. At each session’s end, there will be an in-person training and skills evaluation.

Completion of all 6 micro-credentials results in a Large Animal Certificate issued by Northern College. The successful candidates will be able to function independently and confidently in establishing health monitoring and programs as part of a complete veterinary service delivery team. These micro-credentials are offered online with cumulative Farm School Assessment in Haileybury, Ontario.

What You Will Take

VT5011 Dairy Cattle Health Production Medicine and Software (Dairy Cattle I)
VT5021 Dairy Calf Health (Dairy Cattle II)
VT5031 Beef Cattle Health
VT5061 Pigs
VT5041 Small Ruminants
VT5001 Equine Health
VT5051 Poultry Care

Dairy Calf Health Micro-Credential

This micro-credential was designed by Dr. David Renaud. Dr. Renaud is an assistant professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, with a PhD in epidemiology who has authored numerous research articles on topics pertaining to improving health and welfare of dairy calves. Successful candidates will be able to function independently and confidently as part of a veterinary service delivery team.

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Beef Health Micro-Credential

This micro-credential was designed by Dr. Gabriel Jantzi. He is a beef veterinarian at a large clinic which spans several provinces and focuses on beef cattle medicine. This course is based on his ten years of experience working with their team in feedlot and cow-calf health, performing emergency medicine, consultation on herd health, and client education. Dr. Jantzi also serves as president of the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners.

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Dairy Cattle Health Production Medicine and Software

This micro-credential was designed by Dr. Ray Reynan (past President of the OABP and CABV) and Wayne Shewfelt (past President of OABP and former winner of the prestigious AABP Dairy Veterinary of the Year award. Successful candidates will be able to function independently and confidently as part of a veterinary service delivery team. These micro-credentials are offered online with cumulative Farm School Assessment in Haileybury, Ontario.

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Contact Us

Not sure where to start? For questions about this training option, please contact NCMicro@northern.on.ca

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