Veterinary Science Technology

Veterinary Science Technology

Veterinary Science Technology (AAS)

SUNY Delhi has the proud distinction of introducing the first Veterinary Science Technology program in the United States. Here, you'll prepare for a rewarding career in veterinary medicine in our state-of-the-art labs among a dedicated community of faculty and students.

Our two-year Veterinary Science Technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and is designed to meet the demand for technical personnel in the veterinary and biomedical fields. The program offers extensive laboratory facilities, experienced faculty and staff, and hands-on education with companion, lab, and farm animals.

Program Highlights

  • First Veterinary Science Technology program in the United States
  • Hands-on labs with live animals every semester
  • Living/Learning Environment where students live with other Vet Sci majors
  • High pass rate on the Veterinary Science Technology National Exam
  • Small class size: second-year labs average a 1:6 faculty-to-student ratio
  • Professional, full-time faculty who are DVMs and LVTs
  • Dedicated reference materials and a comfortable learning space in the Merrill Special Collections Room in the Resnick Library
  • Opportunity to Study Abroad in South Africa in Wildlife Management
  • "Guiding Eyes for the Blind" puppies are raised by Vet Sci students on campus
  • Vet Tech Student Club
  • Vet Tech Scholarships

Career Opportunities

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) may work in:

  • Small or large veterinary practices
  • Pharmaceutical or other research labs
  • Veterinary or technical colleges
  • Zoos
  • Public health services
  • Government
  • Military service

Popular Bachelor's Degree Opportunities

About 45 percent of our Veterinary Science Technology graduates transfer to bachelor's programs in subjects such as animal science, biology or microbiology. Some go on to become veterinarians.

Popular Transfer Opportunities

  • Cornell University
  • Binghamton University
  • SUNY Cobleskill

SUNY Delhi Veterinary Technology National Exam Results (VTNE)

Totals : July 2014 - June 2017

  • 3-Year Pass Rate on the VTNE: 86%
  • Number of Eligible 1st Time Candidates: 220
  • Number of 1st Time Candidates who took the VTNE: 218

Admission Requirements

  • High School Average: 80
  • Algebra Regents: 80
  • Biology Regents: 80
  • English Regents: 80
  • Transfer GPA: 3.0
  • Clinical Experience Recommended