Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) Online and Rochester Campus Programs at Medaille College

Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) Online and Rochester Campus Programs at Medaille College

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Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Veterinary Technology (AAS)

Perfect for students who have a penchant for working with animals, but whose work and/or family responsibilities prevent them from attending a full-time program, Medaille College’s Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is offered online or as an accelerated evening and weekend program at our Rochester campus. Meet our veterinary technology faculty.

Characteristics of a Successful AAS Vet Tech Candidate

Understanding of the profession and its requirements.

Desire to work with small, exotic and large animals.

Self-directed, self-motivated and self-disciplined.

Prefer to take classes in a nontraditional setting.

Desire to maintain current residence and employment.

Manage time effectively and have developed good study skills.

Self-learner/discover with an ability to critically think.

Veterinary technicians primarily function as professional assistants to veterinarians, biomedical researchers and scientists.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administering anesthesia

Administering medications

Wound management

Performing dental prophylaxis

Client education

Clinical laboratory procedures

Intensive care nursing

Microbiology techniques

Specimen collection

Surgical preparation and assisting

Diagnostic imaging

Pharmacy

Parasite evaluation

Physical examinations

Post-operative care

Supervision

Practice management

Reception

Vet Tech Sudent with Horse

Clinical settings may include:
General practice, referral/specialty practice, exotics (birds, pocket pets, reptiles, wildlife, zoos), food animal and equine practice, shelters, research facilities, pharmaceuticals, veterinary supply sales, and diagnostic laboratories.

Veterinary technicians may specialize in a discipline with additional training, such as:
Radiology, internal medicine, anesthesia, emergency, ophthalmalogy, dentistry, rehabilitation, and dermatology.

VTNE Passing Percentage

Learn about our veterinary technology AS/BS programs

AAS-VET: Rochester


 

Program Specs

Campus:
Rochester

Credits:
70 credits

Formats/Scheduling:
One night per week, on campus.

Accelerated seven- and 15-week courses.

280 clinical experience hours required outside of class meeting times

Mandatory lectures and weekend labs

Program Length:
2.5 years

Successful AAS-VET Rochester Students are:
Able to complete all required clinical experience hours during weekdays and on some weekends, during the second year-and-a-half of the program

Able to meet on campus one night per week for mandatory lecture from 6 - 10 p.m.

Prepared to spend 20 - 30 hours weekly on coursework and preparation outside of the classroom

Admission Requirements

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Courses, Requirements & Policies

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AAS-VET: Online


 

Program Specs

Campus:
Online

Credits:
72 credits

Formats/Scheduling:
Accelerated seven- and 15-week courses

360 clinical experience hours in a student-identified site

Program Length:
Six consecutive semesters

Successful AAS-VET Online Students are:
Able to complete all required clinical experience hours during regular workday hours on weekdays

Able to manage self-directed online course load along with other responsibilities

Willing to spend 40 - 60 hours weekly on coursework and preparation outside of the classroom

Admission Requirements

Visit the Veterinary Technology Department

Online Programs: Medaille College Agrees to Professional Licensure Disclosure

 

Courses, Requirements & Policies

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TAKE THE NEXT STEP:

On Campus
Email: ptgo@medaille.edu
Buffalo campus: (716) 880-2568
Rochester campus: (585) 272-0030

Online
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Call: (716) 217-4191 

Program News


Medaille Veterinary Technology Students Present $1,000 Donation to SPCA Serving Erie County

On May 4, Medaille vet tech students and representatives gathered at the SPCA Serving Erie County to present a $1,000 donation to benefit the nonprofit organization that assists nearly 12,000 animals each year in Erie County. The gift comes after Medaille’s Vet Tech Club led multiple fundraisers over the course of the spring semester.

Rabies Vaccination Notice
All students entering the Vet Tech program will be required to be vaccinated against rabies and provide proof of vaccination (3 dose series).  Failure to compete the vaccination series or secure approval for an exemption before the start of classes will prevent the student from continuing in the program.  Applicants may apply for a religious or medical exemption, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Rochester
Medaille’s Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is nationally accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
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