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AAS Veterinary Technology (On-ground)

Program Overview

The A.A.S in Veterinary Technology provides students with classroom instruction, group study, and clinical experiences needed to perform effectively as veterinary technicians. The curriculum is designed to provide the necessary credentials for students to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), as well as satisfy New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician.

The curriculum for the A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology has been constructed to include the Curriculum and Essential Tasks (didactic and psychomotor) required and recommended by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities/American Veterinary Medical Association (CVTEA/AVMA). Special attention has been given to the organization and presentation of subject areas to fit the hours of classroom instruction, group study, and clinical experiences.

The A.A.S. reflects a terminal degree program which will provide the necessary credentials for taking the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and satisfy New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a Veterinary Technician. Licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians serving as faculty and staff in Medaille’s Veterinary Technology Department have been instrumental in designing and writing the A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology.

This innovative program provides an educational and veterinary technician licensing opportunity for those employed full-time in some capacity in a veterinary practice or other career pathway and wishing to become a professional veterinary technician.

To graduate with an Associate in Applied Science degree, students must complete all required courses with not less than an overall 2.0 (C) average and not less than a 2.0 (C) average in Veterinary Technology courses. Majors in this program may not take any Veterinary Technology course as a Pass/Fail. The Veterinary Technology program requires student time beyond scheduled class.  Travel to and from instructional programs held off the Rochester Campus, such as farm animal labs, necessitates additional student time

Program Goals

1.      To provide a relevant and innovative education that prepares individuals for professional careers and lifelong learning.

2.      To develop in all students the interpersonal skills necessary for effective participation in teams and groups.

3.      To enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills of each individual student.

4.      To develop and cultivate a sense of purpose, responsibility, and ethical behavior among individuals.

5.      To enhance the student’s written, spoken, and technological skills.

6.      To obtain the knowledge and develop proficiency in clinical and practical veterinary medicine in order to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and satisfy New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician.

Delivery Format

  • On-campus (Evening) Rochester Campus only

AAS in Veterinary Technology-Course Sequence

BIO 172 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Science (4 credits)

CIS 118 Computer Skills and Applications (4 credits)

ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4 credits)

GEN 131 Critical Thinking and Health Sciences (4 credits)

MAT 116 Mathematics for Veterinary Technology (4 credits)

SPE 242 Public Speaking (4 credits)

VET 101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (4 credits)

VET 180 Care and Management of Exotic and Laboratory Animals (4 credits)

VET 205 Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Techniques (4 credits)

VET 249 Clinical Experiences I (3 credits)

VET 250 Clinical Experiences II (3 credits)

VET 251 Clinical Case Study 1: Wellness and Preventative Medicine (4 credits)

VET 252 Clinical Case Study 2: Integument & Wound Healing and the Musculoskeletal System (4 credits)

VET 253 Clinical Case Study 3: Gastrointestinal System (4 credits)

VET 254 Clinical Case Study 4: Cardiology, Respiration, and Hematology (4 credits)

VET 255 Clinical Case Study 5: Reproduction, Urogenital and Endocrinology (4 credits)

VET 256 Clinical Case Study 6: Neurology, Special Senses and Immunology (4 credits)

VET 270 Veterinary Technology Capstone (4 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 70

 

 

AAS Veterinary Technology (Online)

Number of credits: 72

Program Overview: This is a unique Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Online program. First, it is offered in an online delivery format, combined with on-site clinical experiences. The program meets the needs of individuals who are not able through necessity of employment or other personal circumstances to attend a traditional, classroom-based academic program. The Veterinary Technology Online program parallels other AVMA accredited degree programs and its curriculum includes the subject content and the didactic and psychomotor essential tasks enumerated by the AVMA Committee of Veterinary Technician Educational Activities (CVTEA).

Those individuals within six months of graduation will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National (licensing) Exam (VTNE), nationally recognized by many states for licensure. Pending AVMA accreditation of the program, students from outside New York State should check with their local Board of Education regarding licensure eligibility. Students completing the AAS in Veterinary Technology Online will receive the terminal degree required for licensure in New York State as a Veterinary Technician.

Program goals: The AAS in Veterinary Technology Online program provides instruction and clinical experiences needed to perform effectively as a veterinary technician. The AAS in Veterinary Technology Online curriculum provides the necessary credentials to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and satisfies the New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician.

The goals of the program include:

  • To provide a relevant and innovative education that prepares individuals for professional careers in Veterinary Medicine and lifelong learning.
  • To develop in all students the interpersonal skills necessary for effective participation in teams and groups.
  • To enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills of each individual student.
  • To develop and cultivate a sense of purpose, responsibility, and ethical behavior among individuals.
  • To enhance the student’s written, spoken, and technological skills.
  • To obtain knowledge and develop proficiency in clinical and practical veterinary medicine in order to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and satisfy New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a veterinary technician

Delivery Format

  • Online

 

AAS in Veterinary Technology-Course Sequence online

Course Number & Title (Credit hours)

BIO 172 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Science (4)

CIS 118 Computer Skills and Applications (4)

ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4)

GEN 131 Critical Thinking and the Health Sciences (4)

MAT 117 Mathematics for the Applied Sciences (4)

SPE 242 Public Speaking Skills and Techniques (4)

VET 101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (3)

VET 180 Care and Management of Exotic and Laboratory Animals (4)

VET 203 Small Animal Diseases and Nutrition (4)

VET 207 Veterinary Clinical Lab Techniques            (4)

VET 209 Diagnostic Imaging (3)

VET 221 Pharmacy and Pharmacology (3)

VET 223 Farm Animal Diseases and Nutrition (4)

VET 225 Pain Management and Analgesia (3)

VET 227 Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia (4)

VET 239 Dentistry (3)

VET 243 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (3)

VET 260 Clinical Experience I (1)

VET 261 Clinical Experiences (II) (2)

VET 262 Clinical Experiences (III) (1)

VET 263 Clinical Experiences (IV) (2)

VET 270 Veterinary Technology Capstone (4)

Total Credit Hours: 72