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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Schools for Vet Techs in New York are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|CUNY LaGuardia Community College||Long Island City||Associate||15,169|
|SUNY College of Technology at Alfred||Alfred||Bachelor||3,184|
|SUNY College of Technology at Canton||Canton||Bachelor||2,737|
|SUNY College of Technology at Delhi||Delhi||Bachelor||2,767|
|Suffolk County Community College||Selden||Associate||22,092|
|Ulster County Community College||Stone Ridge||Associate||3,298|
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.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Vet Techs relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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