Vet Tech Degree in Buffalo, NY | Earn an Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology

Vet Tech Degree in Buffalo, NY | Earn an Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology

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Veterinary Technology (AS/BS)

Choose the degree, two-year associate or four-year bachelor's, that’s right for you and learn from leading veterinary professionals with successful careers. Meet our veterinary technology faculty.

Take Your Vet Tech Degree Even Further

Our pre-veterinary pathway allows students to complete prerequisite courses, preparing for application to veterinary schools. Choose our pre-professional minor in order to follow either a four-year veterinary technology path, or a dual-major in biology pathway.

Learn about our pre-professional veterinarian school minor.

Learn about our veterinary practice management minor.

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About the Veterinary Technology Program

Passion, persistence and the willingness to take risks will take you far in Medaille’s undergraduate vet tech program. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with active practitioners, you will learn true responsibility — responsibility to yourself, to faculty, and most importantly, to the animals. Emphasizing clinical courses and hands-on laboratory exercises, you have the opportunity to work with animals housed on campus, as well as equine and agricultural animals at large animal facilities and local farms. What’s more, should you aspire to become a veterinarian, you can take advantages of our articulation agreements with veterinary schools, including Ontario Veterinary College, which reserves two spaces for qualifying Medaille students yearly.

Medaille Students Getting Hands-On Vet Tech Training
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What can you do with a vet tech degree from Medaille College?

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Medaille vet tech students have completed preceptorships at unique sites such as:

The Buffalo Zoo

Erie County SPCA

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

State University of New York at Buffalo

Local Buffalo and Rochester Veterinary Hospitals

 

Admission Requirements

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Medaille veterinary technology alumni have gone on to work at:

Universities

Veterinary Schools

Veterinary Clinics

Animal Hospitals

Animal Shelters

Aquariums

Zoos and Wildlife Centers

Kennels, Stables and Farms

Biomedical Research Facilities

 

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With Medaille College's vet tech program, you know you're going places. Whether you choose to begin work as a veterinary technician straight after passing the VTNE, or you choose to follow a pre-professional pathway, preparing yourself for veterinary school or as a dual major, Medaille's vet tech degrees are your ticket to success.

Not only will you benefit from our low student-to-faculty ratio, but Medaille vet tech students work side-by-side with a faculty of active veterinarians and researchers, both in the lab and in the field. What's more, the animals you work with are housed on campus, and you'll even have the opportunity to work with equine and agricultural animals at local facilities and farms.

VTNE Passing Percentage

Learn about our veterinary technology AAS program

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Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology Curriculum (72 credits)

Major Core (31 credits)

VET 100 Intro to Veterinary Technology (3)

VET 120 Intro to Lab Animal Science (3)

VET 126 Animal Parasitology (2)

VET 202 Small Animal Disease & Nutrition (3)

VET 204 Vet. Clinical Lab Techniques (3)

VET 206 Handling/Care of Exotics (2)

VET 208 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (2)

VET 222 Farm Animal Restraint/Disease/Nutrition (3)

VET 224 Surgical Nursing & Anesthesiology (3)

VET 226 Veterinary Practice Management (3)

VET 228 Gross & Clinical Pathology (1)

VET 230 Pharmacy & Pharmacology (3)

 

Experiential Learning (5 credits)

VET 177 Preceptorship I (1)

VET 276 Small Animal Nursing Skills Preceptorship (1)

VET 277 Preceptorship II (3)

 

Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses (27 credits)

BIO 170 Anatomy/Physiology I (5)

BIO 171 Anatomy/Physiology II (5)

BIO 200 Microbiology (4)

CHE 145 Chemistry Health Sciences (4)*

MAT 112 Math for Sciences (3)*    

Two LA&S Electives (6)*    

 

*Students anticipating enrollment in B.S. degree program in Vet Tech or Biology should consult with the Vet Tech and Math/Sciences department chairpersons for appropriate course selection.

Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology Curriculum (120 credits)

Major Core (31 credits)

VET 100 Intro to Veterinary Technology (3)

VET 120 Intro to Lab Animal Science (3)

VET 126 Animal Parasitology (2)

VET 202 Small Animal Disease & Nutrition (3)

VET 204 Vet. Clinical Lab Techniques (3)

VET 206 Handling/Care of Exotics (2)

VET 208 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (2)

VET 222 Farm Animal Restraint/Disease/Nutrition (3)

VET 224 Surgical Nursing & Anesthesiology (3)

VET 226 Veterinary Practice Management (3)

VET 228 Gross & Clinical Pathology (1)

VET 230 Pharmacy & Pharmacology (3)

 

Experiential Learning (5 credits)

VET 177 Preceptorship I (1)

VET 276 Small Animal Nursing Skills Preceptorship (1)

VET 277 Preceptorship II (3)

 

Vet Tech Electives (15 credits)

Two Veterinary Technology Electives** (6)

Three (300/400 level) VET Electives*** (9)

 

Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses (33 credits)

BIO 170 Anatomy/Physiology I (5)

BIO 171 Anatomy/Physiology II (5)

BIO 200 Microbiology (4)

CHE 145 Chemistry Health Sciences (4)

MAT 112 Math for Sciences (3)^

Any two LA&S Electives (6)

Two 300/400 level LA&S Electives (6)

 

**Students must choose from one of the following: VET 130, 232, 236, 298, 299 or any VET 300/400 level. 

***Students must choose from the following: VET 300, 301, 320, 340, 355, 360, 398, 400, 401, 440, 450, 460, 461, 498. Note: VET 132, 234, 238, 330, 336, 434, 438 cannot be used as VET electives.

^Students receiving transfer credit for MAT 114 or students placed into MAT 114 by competency, may substitute a free elective.

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Email: ug@medaille.edu
Call: (716) 880-2000

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Medaille’s Associate in and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
 

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