Genesee's Veterinary Technology Program Hosts Information Sessions

Genesee Community College’s newest academic program, Veterinary Technology will host two information sessions on Monday, March 28 from 5:00-6:00pm and Tuesday March 29, from 12:30-1:30pm. Both sessions will take place in T102 in the Conable Technology Building.

Genesee Community College’s newest academic program, Veterinary Technology will host two information sessions on Monday, March 28 from 5:00-6:00pm and Tuesday March 29, from 12:30-1:30pm. Both sessions will take place in T102 in the Conable Technology Building. The information sessions are free and open to all students and the general public.

The information sessions will discuss Veterinary Technology as a career, the application and admission process, academic requirements and pre-requisites as well as degree and licensure information and frequently asked questions.

The Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) program prepares students to complete the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) that is required for veterinary technician licensure (LVT) in New York State. LVTs are employed extensively in small and large private veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, equine facilities, zoos, medical research facilities, as nutritional and pharmaceutical representatives or herd managers, with USDA and NYS Agricultural & Markets.

Veterinary Technology students complete courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Veterinary Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Veterinary Nutrition, Techniques in Laboratory Animals and Exotics, Small Animal Pathology and Nursing, Large Animal Pathology and Nursing, Surgical Nursing and Anesthesiology, Veterinary Radiology and Dentistry, Parasitology, as well as general education courses, including communications, computers, and mathematics. Vet Tech students also complete three “externships” consisting of supervised real world experience working with animals in clinical settings throughout the region.

“The local job market is growing for anyone looking for a career as a vet tech,” Kathryn Seweryniak, director of the Veterinary Technology program at Genesee said. “The demand for veterinary technicians is expected to grow by 20 percent in New York State over the next six years, and by 41 percent nationwide.”

The entire program consists of 72 credit hours and can be completed within two years by students pursuing full-time study. Those students desiring to further their education and career options can explore a business management dual degree or transfer options with four year colleges and universities to pursue higher degrees in the veterinary medical field.

For further information please contact Kathryn Seweryniak, director of the Veterinary Technology program at 585-343-0055 x6187 or keseweryniak@genesee.edu .

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