Medaille Faculty Mary Louise Hill

Turn a love of animals into a lifetime career with our Veterinary Technology degree. In our associate's and bachelor's programs, students work hand-in-hand with doctors and veterinary technicians by performing lab tests, drawing blood, assisting in surgery, and caring for animals. With experience in working with domestic, exotic and farm animals of every shape and size, students are well-prepared for careers in veterinary hospitals, clinics, and other animal related industries.
Our Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology is one of eight programs in New York. This is a rigorous academic program with a strong emphasis on practical applications. The program includes professional, liberal arts, and preceptorship (internship) hands-on requirements as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Classes are designed around the responsibilities of a Veterinary Technician with core courses in Laboratory Animal Science, Small Animal Diseases and Nutrition, Farm Animal Diseases, Veterinary Practice Management, and Clinical Laboratory Techniques. Students also have the option to further their education at Medaille for a Bachelor of Science degree, in either Biology or Liberal Studies, which may include the pathway incorporating the prerequisites for applying to Veterinary school.

In Fall 2013, Medaille College’s full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association was reconfirmed. This accreditation is recognized throughout the United States. Students are eligible to take a national licensing exam to become certified as a Veterinary Technician, recognized in New York State and nationally. Medaille graduates have experienced 100% job placement rates and acceptance into United States, Canadian, and Foreign Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. 

Three-year Percent Passing Rate (July 2010-June 2013)
Medaille 77%
All Students  74%


Number of First-Time VTNE Test Takers
  July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012 July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013
Medaille Eligible and Taken 45 61 78
Passed 31 50 62
Percent Passing 69% 82% 79%
All Students Taken 4340 3578 5374
Candidates Passed 3169 2846 4094
Percent Passing 72% 75% 75%

Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)

Medaille College enjoys a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph. OVC will hold two (2) places for Medaille students who qualify and meet the criteria for admission into the Ontario Veterinary College. Students who occupy the places will be subject to all the usual policies and practices of OVC applicable to international students. Further information can be obtained from the Admissions Department of the OVC or the Medaille College Veterinary Technology Department.


The Veterinary Technology department includes faculty members who specialize in areas such as large animal medicine, immunology, and clinical care. More about our faculty.

Featured Course

VET206 Handling and Care of Exotics: This course is specifically designed to acquaint the student with the most common exotic pets and zoo animals. Care, handling, management and diseases are studied. Techniques of immobilization and obtaining laboratory samples are demonstrated. Experiences occur at various locations with birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Travel time to and from off-campus activities is required.

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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