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.
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.
What can you do with a vet tech degree from Medaille College?
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
Medaille veterinary technology alumni have gone on to work at:
Zoos and Wildlife Centers
Kennels, Stables and Farms
Biomedical Research Facilities
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.
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.