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Fall 2011 Course Catalog 
Fall 2011 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology A.A.S.

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Division: Natural and Health Sciences
Academic Dept: Veterinary Technology
HEGIS: 5403
Acting Program Coordinator: Andrea Morville
Tel: 914-606-6527

This degree program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), and seek employment as a veterinary technician. In New York State, individuals who complete a two-year program in Veterinary Technology and achieve a passing grade on the VTNE examination are eligible to apply for licensure. Licensed veterinary technologists obtain employment in a variety of employment settings, including veterinary hospitals, clinics and small offices, animal shelters, research laboratories and zoological gardens.

Veterinary Technology is the art and science of using an understanding of basic animal science and behavior to assist the veterinarian in the care of animals. Among the skills students will master are how to conduct a physical examination, perform animal care and nursing, assist with animal surgery and post-operative care, how to perform routine laboratory procedures, how to perform radiographic and dental procedures, and how to communicate with the public and clients both verbally and in writing.

The Veterinary Technology Program is a selective curriculum and requires two years of full-time study. Classes are offered during the day only and the curriculum consists of four semesters and one summer semester. It offers a well-balanced academic and clinical education curriculum. The program runs from September to August. The integration of didactic and clinical learning provides an atmosphere that promotes problem solving and critical thought needed to prepare students for completion of the program. The program has begun the application of national accreditation.

Download an Application for Vet Tech Program (Fall 2012) 


Degree Requirement Note(s)

The minimal standard for acceptance is that candidates need to be college-ready as evidenced by the completion of these pre-requisites:

  • Written English - marked by the completion of Composition and Literature I
  • Mathematics - marked by the completion of College Algebra: Functions & Models
  • Science background - marked by the completion of both Biological Science II: Human Biology and Principles of Inorganic Chemistry

Some laboratory classes, and all clinical internships and experiences, are held off-campus at local veterinary facilities. Travel to and from these facilities is the student’s responsibility.

Annually, all students must have a complete medical examination, and receive medical clearance prior to clinical rotation assignment.

Required Screening: Students admitted into this program must complete, at their own expense, a successful criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning laboratory or clinical courses. Please consult the curriculum chair of your program for additional details regarding the timetable and procedure for completing these requirements.

Advisement Guide

The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required courses. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 5-Semester Plan .

Minimum Total Credits: 75

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