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Veterinary technicians work as assistants to veterinarians in a range of animal-care and medical facilities. Vet techs are typically responsible for assisting in medical examinations, surgical procedures, dental procedures, laboratory procedures, and the administration of anesthesia. These veterinary workers also often perform other functions in animal care contexts, including client interaction and administrative duties.

New York Veterinary Technician Schools

Veterinary technology programs in New York prepare students to work professionally as veterinary technicians. Programs that offer associate degrees are typically two years in length and are intended to prepare students to successfully complete the Veterinary Technician National Examination.

  • LaGuardia Community College: LCC is the only fully accredited vet tech program in New York City. Its program culminates in an Associate in Applied Science degree and includes a 10-week internship.

  • Mercy College: The Mercy College veterinary technology program is a four-year course of study that culminates in a Bachelor's degree.

  • Alfred State: The Alfred State program offers an AAS degree option, and its graduates are qualified to sit for the VTNE.

  • Genesee Community College: The GCC program is a two-year curriculum that results in an AAS degree.

  • Medaille College: This school offers both AS and BS programs in Veterinary Technology. The AS program offers evening and weekend class times.

  • Suffolk County Community College: The accredited program at SCCC gives graduates an AAS degree and prepares them for national and state licensing exams.

  • Westchester Community College: WCC's accredited program offers an AAS degree and is designed to be completed in two years.

What to Expect from New York Veterinary Technician Programs

Veterinary technician programs in New York prepare their graduates to work as vet techs in a variety of contexts, including animal clinics and hospitals, zoos, farms, research facilities, and laboratories. The programs train students in surgical and medical procedures, animal care and hygiene, client interaction, and lab procedures.

In veterinary tech coursework, students will typically study all aspects of veterinary practice, including:

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Surgical procedures
  • Examination procedures
  • Medication requirements
  • Client communication
  • Administrative procedures

Veterinary technician programs usually require at least two years of class work and field experience. Many programs offer students opportunities for field experience through internships and partnerships with local animal healthcare facilities.

New York Veterinary Technician License

To work as a veterinary technician in New York, techs must be certified as a Veterinary Technician by the state. A tech can be certified by completing an AVMA-accredited vet tech program and taking and passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination. After successful completion of the VTNE, candidates must apply for licensure from the New York State Office of Professions.

Resources for Veterinary Technicians in New York

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  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
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More New York Veterinary Technician Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Long Island City
Associate
15,169
Buffalo
Masters
2,929
Alfred
Bachelor
3,184
Canton
Bachelor
2,737
Delhi
Bachelor
2,767
Selden
Associate
22,092
Stone Ridge
Associate
3,298

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Vet Techs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New York. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Vet Techs

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Vet Techs relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Albany 310 $41,960
Schenectady 310 $41,960
Troy 310 $41,960
Ithaca 190 $44,560
Buffalo 310 $33,810
Cheektowaga 310 $33,810
Niagara Falls 310 $33,810
Binghamton 40 $33,760
Kingston 70 $38,100
Rochester 250 $36,020
Syracuse 190 $36,110
Utica 50 $30,920
Rome 50 $30,920

Sources:

  1. Veterinary Technology Program, Laguardia Community College, http://www.laguardia.edu/VetTech/
  2. BS in Veterinary Technology, Mercy College, https://www.mercy.edu/degrees-programs/bs-veterinary-technology
  3. Veterinary Technology, Alfred State, http://www.alfredstate.edu/vet-tech
  4. Veterinary Technology, Genesee Community College, http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/Health/vettech/
  5. Veterinary Technology, Medaille College, http://www.medaille.edu/
  6. Veterinary Science Technology, Suffolk County Community College, http://department.sunysuffolk.edu/VeterinaryScienceTechnology_G/index.asp
  7. Veterinary Technology, Westchester Community College, http://catalog.sunywcc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=33&poid=2731&returnto=4290

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