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Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology (BS)

The BS in Veterinary Technology provides the opportunity for students looking to continue their Veterinary Technology education in pursuit of a bachelor’s of science degree. Students will take upper level courses in both Veterinary Technology and Liberal Arts. Students will choose an area of focus through electives in Advanced Clinical Techniques, Lab Animal Science, or Public Health. In their final year of study, students will perform a 15-week internship at an approved clinical site that matches their area of interest. Graduates will be able to continue into graduate level programs in Public Health, Lab Animal Science, or Veterinary School (by advisement), or choose to join the Veterinary Medicine profession as a Veterinary Technologist in private or referral hospitals, lab animal facilities, or within the field of public health.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on Advanced Clinical Training
  • International Training Opportunities
  • 15-Week Clinical Internship

Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary Technologist (Private Practice)
  • Emergency or Referral Veterinary Practice
  • Lab Animal Science Technologist
  • Public Health (USDA, APHIS, NY Dept. of Agriculture)

Admission Requirements

High School:

Students applying from high school or students with some college experience would apply initially to the AAS degree program in Veterinary Science Technology. After successfully completing the AAS coursework, students can apply to transfer into the BS degree track. The BS program is currently not a direct entry program for first-year applicants.

Veterinary Technology Transfers:

Applicants must be license eligible or current LVT, RVT, or CVT with unencumbered license and meet the following requirements:

  • Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from a program accredited by the AVMA-CVTEA
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A minimum of 60 semester hours from an associate's degree Veterinary Technology program with all coursework grades of “C” or better

Curriculum

  • SUNY Curriculum Code: 14BS