Vet Tech Schools In New York

Browse below to learn how to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in New York including advice on top schools, certification and licensing requirements, salaries and employment data.

How to become a Veterinary Technician in New York

Licensing, certification and registration requirements for veterinary technicians varies by state.

If you wish to become a vet tech in New York it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited veterinary technician/technology program.

Once you have graduated from an accredited program you will need to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) exams – which are administered by the American Association of Veterinary – if you wish to work as a vet tech in New York. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in New York

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Alfred State CollegeAlfred, NY Associate of Applied Science
Genesee Community CollegeBatavia, NY Associate of Applied Science
La Guardia Community CollegeLong Island City, NY Associate of Applied Science
Medaille CollegeBuffalo, NY Associate in Science
Medaille College-RochesterRochester, NY Associate in Applied Science
Mercy CollegeDobbs Ferry, NY Bachelor of Science
State University of New York-CantonCanton, NY Associate of Applied Science
State University of New York-DelhiDelhi, NY Associate of Applied Science
State University of New York-Ulster (Ulster County Community College)Stone Ridge, NY Associate of Applied Science
Suffolk County Community CollegeBrentwood, NY Associate of Applied Science
Westchester Community CollegeValhalla, NY Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 11 accredited veterinary technician programs in New York.

Programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).

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New York Vet Tech Licensing Requirements

Once you have successfully graduated from an accredited program and passed all necessary certification examinations you will need to apply for your veterinary technician license in New York.

The New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: Veterinary Medicine, Unit 1, Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817

Vet Tech Salary New York

Average Vet Tech Salary$42,840
Hourly Wage$20.60
Top 10% of Earners$59,960
Bottom 10% of Earners$28,490
#'s Employed4,660

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in New York is $42,840 – 23% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $20.60.

There are currently 4,660 persons employed as veterinary technicians in New York.

New York Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in New York strongly appeals to you then it is a great time to pursue your dreams. The demand for vet techs has been steadily on the increase over the last ten years and is projected to grow by 14.7% over the coming years with an additional 14,330 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

The table below details salary and employment levels of veterinary technicians in the main towns and cities in New York.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Albuquerque, NM$34,380$16.53$48,210$19,970380
Las Cruces, NM$29,700$14.28$43,070$18,43060

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

The first table compares salary and employment data between veterinary technicians and veterinarians and veterinary assistants in New York.

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$42,8404,660
Vet Assistant$31,0903,540

The table below compares average veterinary technician salary and employment in New York with salary levels for related healthcare careers in the state.

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$42,8404,660
Medical Assistants$36,22025,140
Nursing Assistants$35,08094,980
Dental Assistants$37,17020,370
X Ray Tech$78,9302,140
Ultrasound Tech$74,4804,790