|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, includes 1 field placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,404 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Sheridan field placement agencies may require a current record of immunization.
As a candidate seeking a career in animal care, you will find a strong background in sciences and math a definite asset. Because of the unique nature of Sheridan’s program, it is strongly recommended that students acquire experience in the animal care field prior to admission.
Train for a rewarding career in animal care!
Sheridan’s Animal Care program prepares you to work as part of a professional team in a range of animal-care facilities.
This program equips you with the skills you need to work in such locations as veterinary clinics, shelters, grooming businesses, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, dog daycare facilities, pet shops, zoos and other such animal facilities. This program is ideal for you if you have a technical interest in animals, are patient, conscientious, attentive to detail, highly motivated and dedicated.
What you’ll learn
You’ll study such subjects as animal anatomy, nutrition, domestic animal science, exotic animal science, animal grooming, animal nursing procedures and animal handling. You’ll work with live animals under supervision to demonstrate and practice skills such as handling and restraint techniques, animal husbandry, feeding, grooming and veterinary simulation exercises.
A popular segment of the Animal Care program is the two-week placement in an animal facility at the end of your second semester. This practicum gives you valuable front-line experience working with animals and observing their care.
The Sheridan Animal Centre, where many lab activities will take place, is accredited by the Canadian Council on Animal Care with a Good Animal Practice Certification (GAP).
You may qualify for one of the academic awards granted each year on the basis of academic excellence. Donors include Dr. G.R. Cormack and Best Boarding.
Sheridan prepares you to get a job you’ll love. Graduates of this program have been consistently in high demand since the program began more than 30 years ago.
Here are some places you might work:
- Animal shelters
- Equestrian stables
- Pet shops
- Veterinary hospitals
- Wildlife rehabilitation facilities