Top Veterinary Technician Schools in New York

Find Accredited Veterinary Technician Schools in New York

Veterinary technicians work behind the scenes and in front of patients. If you love the idea of working with animals but aren't crazy about the amount of schooling required for veterinarians, you might find yourself drawn to the idea of working as a tech. An accredited veterinary technician school in New York will provide you with training and experience, and you may even work in an animal hospital or a similar setting as you complete the program.

How to get Certified in New York

Vet techs in NY often draw blood, perform tests on animals and make those animals feel more comfortable throughout the process. You might work with dogs and cats on a regular basis, but you'll also work with some more unique pets, including snakes, reptiles and even rabbits. As a student, you can attend a two-year or four-year program that culminates with a degree, or you can take a shorter certification program. Many employers now prefer technicians with degrees, but some independent vets will still hire those with a certificate.

Salaries for Veterinary Technicians in New York

As a technician working in NY, you'll have access to some of the highest paying jobs in the country. While the average salary for veterinary technicians in the United States is around $21,000, NY techs make more than $37,000 a year on average, and the higher paid technicians can make as much as $41,000 a year. If employers living in your area offer veterinary jobs with an hourly salary, you might make more than $17 an hour. Animal hospitals, veterinary clinics and independent vets offer both hourly and annual salaried positions.

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Veterinary Technology Classes New York

NAMEADDRESSWEBSITE
Alfred State CollegeAlfred, NY 14801http://www.alfredstate.edu/
Genesee Community CollegeBatavia, NY 14020http://www.genesee.edu/
La Guardia Community College31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/
Medaille College18 Agassiz Cr.
Buffalo, NY 14214
http://www.medaille.edu/
Mercy College555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
https://www.mercy.edu
State University of New York-Canton34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
http://www.canton.edu/
State University of New York-Delhi156 Farnsworth Hall
Delhi, NY 13753
http://www.delhi.edu/
State University of New York-Ulster (Ulster County Community College)Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
http://www.sunyulster.edu/
Suffolk Community CollegeCrooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, NY 11717
http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/
Westchester Community College75 Grassland Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
http://www.sunywcc.edu/