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Veterinary Science Technology (AAS)

Two-Year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

SUNY Delhi’s new Veterinary Science Technology (AAS) online program allows you to study and become a Licensed Veterinary Technician fully remotely. Featuring all the same courses as Delhi’s nationally renowned on-campus program, the online format is perfect for those currently working in a veterinary practice or place-bound. You’ll learn the anatomy and physiology of animals, train to assist with veterinary dental and surgical procedures, and gain the skills to administer general anesthesia, medical care, and vaccines.

The Delhi Difference

  • Affordable public tuition

  • Study at your own pace full-time or part-time

  • State-of-the-art online learning platform

  • 240-hour preceptorship placement of your choice to practice essential hands-on skills

  • Graduates are eligible to take the VTNE exam to become Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT)

  • We are fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Learn from faculty who are all Doctors of Veterinary Medicine or Licensed Veterinary Technicians with years of industry experience.
  • With our small class sizes, you’ll develop strong relationships with your peers and professors.
  • Graduate with a job! Our strong reputation in the field means veterinary clinics are eager to recruit our graduates.
  • If you’re interested in a bachelor’s degree, you can transfer seamlessly into our four-year program in Veterinary Technology (BS) which prepares you for higher-level jobs or graduate studies through advanced coursework and experience. Bachelor’s program options in other colleges include animal science, biology, and microbiology.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for veterinary technicians is far above average.

What Can You Do With This Degree?

  • Small and large veterinary clinics or animal hospitals 
  • Pharmaceutical and university labs 
  • Zoos and humane societies
  • Government (USDA, Public Health, Fish and Game)
  • Professional organizations (NAVTA, AVMA)
  • Industry (veterinary diagnostics, pet products)  

Veterinary Science Technology Requirements:

  • Students with field experience will be given special consideration towards admissions requirements.
  • 85 + GPA
  • NY State Students must have a Regents Diploma
  • Transfer Students must have a 3.0 GPA
  • 4 Years English
  • 3 Years Math (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra Trigonometry or Algebra II, or a college level Math)
  • 3 Years Science (Biology/living environment required, Chemistry strongly recommended)
  • Suggested (BOCES, Volunteer, work in the field)

Alumni Highlights

  • Alicia Quattropani ’15 – Senior Laboratory Animal Technician, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Vanessa Brown ’15 – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jenny Marion ’12, LVT – ICU/Exotics Service, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Megan Stapleton ’09, DVM – at the Atlanta Humane Society, Atlanta, GA
  • Garnetta Santiago ’03, MA, LVT – Manager of Academic and Professional Affairs, Zoetis, Inc; President, NYS Association of Veterinary Technicians (NYSAVT) 
  • Sandra Wiltshire ’72 – LVT, Associate Professor of Biology at SUNY Ulster, and founder of Sundown Veterinary Management Consulting, Kingston, NY
Students working in lab Graduate in cap and gown with Guiding Eyes dog Student training dog Students performing procedure on sedated dog Students smiling with yellow and white dog

Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Manual version 23.1, SUNY Delhi provides a disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

SUNY Delhi Veterinary Professional Licensure Disclosure (pdf)

Office of Admissions

118 Bush Hall