Veterinary technology is the art and science of using an understanding of basic animal science, biological testing, and animal behavior to assist the veterinarian in the care of animals. The program prepares graduates to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), and seek employment in animal/veterinary-related fields.
The Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) granted Initial Accreditation to Westchester Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program, effective March 14, 2014. Accreditation will remain in effect as long as the Program continues to meet AVMA CVTEA Standards of Accreditation. Initial accreditation is the only accreditation classification that can be granted to new Veterinary Technology programs such as ours, and is granted to those programs that have made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation. Our program will remain on initial accreditation until achieving full accreditation, or for a period not to exceed five years. The next accreditation site visit is scheduled for 2019.
Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)
A passing grade on the Veterinary Technician National Exam, is required for licensure in New York State. Students within 6 months of graduation and graduates of an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology Program (or a program registered by the New York State Education Department) can register to take this exam. The following chart displays the pass/success rate, of first time test takers for the past three academic years (from July through June of each year):
Pass Rates for 2016–2019
|Number of eligible first-time candidates||23|
|Number of eligible first-time candidates that took the VTNE||28|
|Three-year pass percentage on VTNE||82.1%|
For Further Information on the Veterinary Technician Program
Message from the Curriculum Chair
Information about the chair
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6518
Office location: Health Science Building Room #17
Title(s): Department Chair, Curriculum Chair, Assistant Professor
Department/Division: Veterinary Technology/School of Health Careers, Technologies, and Applied Learning
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, 2010
- Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, Seton Hall University, 2006
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Veterinary Disease and Pathology
- Clinical Pathology I
- Clinical Pathology II
- Farm Animal Nursing (Cattle)
- Senior Lab I
- Senior Lab II
- Assisted with national accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) for the Veterinary Technology Program in March, 2014
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Advisor
- Veterinary Technology Club Advisor
- Faculty Senate Senator
- Curriculum Committee
- Connections Mentor
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
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