Do you love animals? Alfred State's veterinary technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Licensed veterinary technicians are indispensable members of the veterinary medical team, capable of providing everything from life support and surgical assistance to physical therapy and nutritional management. Our program is designed to provide you with extensive training in the theory and principles, reinforced with the hands-on technical, animal, and laboratory experience needed to prepare you for this exciting field.
The demand for veterinary technicians is, and will remain, high, making attending vet tech school very attractive. The U.S. Department of Labor ranks the job outlook of the vet tech profession as excellent, meaning that there will be more job openings than qualified applicants over the next ten years. There is an expected 35 percent growth rate in veterinary technician employment expected from 2008 to 2018.
“The vet tech program was really comprehensive, and prepared me well for working in the field. It was as challenging as it was rewarding, and it provided me with networking and support to start my career.” -Megan George, '15
"I hired a graduate from the Alfred State veterinary technology program right out of school, and couldn’t have been more pleased. Even when she first started, her knowledge of anatomy, front office protocol, animal handling skills, venipuncture, radiographic positioning and techniques, surgical suite skills (intubation and anesthetic monitoring), and dental cleaning were more than adequate. We're a small practice where a technician needs to multitask, and she was definitely up for the challenge. She has now been with me for 11 years, and I wouldn't hesitate to hire another Alfred State graduate." – D. Bennett, DVM