Veterinary Technology (On-Ground), A.A.S.
The A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology provides students with classroom instruction, 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 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 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 for clinical experiences during the week and required laboratory sessions on weekends. Travel to and from instructional programs held off the Rochester Campus, such as farm animal labs, necessitates additional student time
- To provide a relevant and innovative education that prepares individuals for professional careers 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 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.
- On-campus (Evening) Rochester Campus only
Course Sequence (On-Ground)
|VET 095||Prophylactic Rabies Vaccine||0|
|ENG 111||session 1||4|
|VET 102||session 2||4|
|MAT 116||session 3||4|
|SPE 242||session 1||4|
or VET 095
or Prophylactic Rabies Vaccine
|BIO 173||session 3||4|
|BIO 174||session 1||4|
|VET 182||session 2||4|
|VET 205||session 3||4|
|VET 248||session 2||2|
|VET 251||session 1||4|
|VET 252||session 2||4|
|VET 253||session 3||4|
|VET 249||session 1||2|
|VET 254||session 1||4|
|VET 255||session 2||4|
|VET 256||session 3||4|
|VET 271||session 2||4|
|VET 250||session 1||2|