18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
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 and clinics.
Our associate in science degree in Veterinary Technology is one of seven programs in New York. This is a rigorous academic program with a strong emphasis on practical application. The program includes professional, liberal arts, and preceptorship (internship) 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 Restraint, and Veterinary Practice Management. Students also have the option to continue at Medaille for a Bachelor of Science degree in either Biology or Liberal Studies.
In 2001, Medaille College’s accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association was reconfirmed. This accreditation is recognized throughout the United States. Upon completion of the degree, students take a licensing exam to become certified as a Veterinary Technician. This exam is recognized in New York State and nationally. In the last 10 years, Medaille graduates have had a greater than 90% passing rate. Medaille graduates have experienced 100% job placement rates.
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.
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.
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.