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Veterinary Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Dr. Cindy Elston teaches equine radiology

Are you passionate about helping animals?" The first program in the US, our Vet Tech is nationally recognized for its excellence. The program offers extensive laboratory facilities, experienced faculty and staff and hands-on education with companion, lab and farm animals. Facilities include labs, a surgical suite, kennels, research housing, and an in-house primate colony. An extensive large animal complex houses equine, bovine, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens and lab spaces for clinical procedures. The Merrill Special Collections Room in the Resnick Library offers Veterinary Science students dedicated reference materials and a comfortable learning space.


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Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology Program (AAS), established in 1961, is the oldest of its type in the United States. Since its inception, it has developed into a dynamic, nationally recognized program.


The program is designed to meet existing demands for technical personnel in the veterinary and biomedical fields. Extensive laboratory facilities, versatile faculty and staff, and a focus on hands-on experiences with companion, laboratory, and farm animals are major strengths of the program.


Job Placement 

The Veterinary technology program prepares graduates for employment as licensed Veterinary Technicians at private veterinary practices, pharmaceutical and research institutions, zoological parks and other non-profit organizations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,, expects employment for Veterinary Technicians to increase 41% above 2006 levels by 2016: 29,000 more Veterinary Technicians will be needed (with only 3,000 graduating nationally per year).

Job placement of our program graduates is consistently 99-100%.

Graduate schools attended

50-60% of our program graduates continue on to complete additional degrees. Some institutions recently attended include:

Veterinary Schools: Cornell University, Purdue University, Ross University, St. Matthew’s University, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Other Universities: Animal Medical Center of New York Internship Program, University of Albany, Binghamton University, University of North Carolina, SUNY Stonybrook, SUNY New Paltz,  



Admission Requirements
HS Average: 80
Algebra Regents: 78
Biology Regents: 78
English Regents: 78
Transfer GPA: 2.5
Clinical Experience Recommended

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0521

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Last Updated: 10/20/11