The advent of board certification of specialties in veterinary medicine has changed the nature and character of veterinary practice. There has been a proliferation of multiple-veterinarian private practices, often encompassing a variety of specialties. These large-group practices have provided a rich, challenging environment for well-trained and educated veterinary technicians. They have also created a demand for technicians who are not only knowledgeable about veterinary medicine, but who are also capable of managing the business aspects and personnel of a practice. In addition, industrial veterinary medicine--the commercial pharmaceutical industry, private and academic biomedical research institutions, and purely academic facilities--has a great demand for well-trained veterinary technicians who can also function as animal-resource managers. Laboratory-animal resource managers face many challenges, including rapidly changing technology, regulations, and institutional policies. On-the-job training does not provide enough adequately trained managers to meet the needs of this aspect of veterinary medicine, so managers who can effectively address these challenges are in tremendous demand.
This program prepares and trains technicians and managers. All students are required to take the Clinical Program Core, then, with the assistance of their academic advisor, they can choose from several available advisement options for the rest of their program.
Admissions and Advancement Requirements: See the Required Clinical Program Core Curriculum page.
Business Advisement Option: 2+2 for SUNY Delhi B.B.A. Veterinary Technology Management Program
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0521
SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 72
Major Courses Required - 52 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|ACCT 115||Financial Accounting|
|ACCT 125||Managerial Accounting|
|BUSI 210||Business Law I||3|
|BUSI 245||Principles of Marketing||3|
|VETS 115||Medical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians||1|
|VETS 120||Introduction to Veterinary Science||2|
|VETS 131||Small Animal Care and Nursing||3|
|VETS 132||Large Animal Care Lecture||1|
|VETS 133||Large Animal Care Laboratory||1|
|VETS 140||Animal Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|VETS 160||Introduction to Research Animal Techniques||3|
|VETS 180||Clinical Physiology||2|
|VETS 198||Preparation for Veterinary Technology Preceptorship||1|
|VETS 203||Veterinary Technology Preceptorship||1|
|VETS 204||Animal Care II||1|
|VETS 205||Clinical Laboratory Techniques (Lecture)||3|
|VETS 210||Clinical Laboratory Techniques Laboratory||2|
|VETS 230||Farm Animal Nursing (Lecture)||2|
|VETS 235||Farm Animal Nursing Laboratory||1|
|VETS 238||Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia (Lecture)||3|
|VETS 239||Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia Laboratory||1|
|VETS 245||Diagnostic Imaging||2|
|VETS 250||Veterinary Clinical Management||3|
|VETS 255||Veterinary Medical Nursing||3|
General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 20 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|BIOL 230||General Microbiology||4|
|CHEM ___||Chemistry by advisement||4|
|COMM 100||Public Speaking||3|
|ECON ___||Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Microeconomics||3|
|ENGL ___||Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition*||3|
*Note: English is by placement according to competency.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Veterinary Science Technology A.A.S. program should be able to:
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