Veterinary Technology A.A.S. Degree Program

If you enjoy working with animals then pursuing a career as a Veterinary Technician may be for you!


Train to become a Veterinary Technician in Albany

If you enjoy working with animals, then pursuing a career as a Veterinary Technician may be for you! This challenging and rewarding program offers motivated and compassionate students the classroom instruction, hands-on training, and clinical experience needed to become a part of the professional veterinary team as entry-level Licensed Veterinary Technicians in our community. Whether you want to work with companion animals, equine, food and fiber animals, and common laboratory or exotic species, Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology program can help you become an entry-level veterinary technician and prepare you to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and apply for licensure in New York State.

Conveniently located in Albany, NY, Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology program provides a platform to study locally. Our dedicated educators will promote your learning and technical skills through a wide range of teaching styles and techniques, which will provide you with the necessary qualifications for taking the VTNE and satisfy the New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a Veterinary Technician.

Additionally, Mildred Elley’s student services can offer scholarships and financial aid to those who qualify, career guidance, as well as our Lifetime Job Placement Assistance for all graduates.

Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology Degree Program

Our Veterinary Technology program can turn your desire to care for animals into a new career. Veterinary Technicians play a vital role in any veterinary health care team and work under the direction of a Licensed Veterinarian. Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology program teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for a career as an entry-level Veterinary Technician, including:

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Companion Animal Disease and Prevention
  • Pharmacology
  • Animal care laws and ethics
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Large Animal care
  • Surgical Assisting
  • Anesthesia Procedures

When pursuing your qualifications to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), selecting the right school for you is key. Our two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology curriculum offers students excellent in-class learning, combined with hands-on training and a clinical externship rotation at a local animal facility, providing future Veterinary Technicians practical experience.



Veterinary Technology Program Campus Locations

Mildred Elley offers the Veterinary Technology degree program at the following campuses.

What You Can Learn Through a Veterinary Technology Program

Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology program provides a well-rounded curriculum of the different skills and practices required of Veterinary Technicians. Students learn to work closely within a veterinary team and how to support Veterinarians in various animal healthcare environments.

Our Veterinary Technology degree covers a full range of contemporary veterinary knowledge requirements, including teaching you:

  • Continuous patient care and monitoring
  • Phlebotomy
  • Perform and assist in diagnostic imaging (radiographs, ultrasound, CT, MRI)
  • Pharmacology procedures including medications and vaccinations
  • Administer anesthesia, and prepare and assist during medical surgeries
  • Assist with specialized health and dental care
  • Aid animal medical research

Students will also participate in a clinical externship that can allow them to put their learned veterinary skills into practice. By working in a supervised clinical environment, the necessary experience gained can help prepare you for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).



Why choose Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology Program

Here at Mildred Elley, our team of veterinary care experts can help transform your career through our Veterinary Technology program. We share your love of animals and can teach you the skills and attributes to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Studying at our campus in Albany, NY, our detailed Veterinary Technology degree curriculum helps you learn the requirements needed to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam as well as providing you with the necessary qualifications to satisfy the New York State Education requirements for professional licensure as a Veterinary Technician.

To further enhance a student’s knowledge gained in class, we also incorporate two clinical externship rotations. Here, you’ll gain experience working to help master the course’s practical elements by applying your learned knowledge to real-world animal care environments.

From enrollment to post-graduation, we also take great pride in assisting students throughout the process of studying to become vet technicians. Mildred Elley is proud to help streamline our student’s journey into further education as we provide additional support, including:

Scholarships and Financial Aid Assistance

Mildred Elley can assist students in helping cover the cost of tuition with financial aid and scholarship applications for those who are eligible.

Free Career Assessment

As part of our student care package, you’ll also receive a free career assessment and advice for vet tech job searches, resume writing, and interview preparation techniques.

Mildred Elley’s Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

For all Mildred Elley Veterinary Technology degree graduates, we also offer lifetime job placement assistance to ensure you get the best possible start for a career in animal healthcare.


Exploring Potential Veterinary Technician Career Options

Graduates who qualify and become Licensed Veterinary Technicians can then apply their passion for looking after animals in a range of workplaces, including:

  • Private veterinary clinics and surgeries
  • Specialty Referral Hospitals
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Commercial farms
  • Wildlife zoos
  • Laboratory/Research Facility
  • Academia
  • Government

There is an exciting career outlook as a vet tech!

With 66% of US households owning a pet, equating to over 86.9 million homes in 2023 (1), licensed veterinary technicians are in demand in this growing pet industry. As a result, a veterinary technology degree provides a fantastic opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing employment sectors available.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects, the employment of veterinary technicians is set to grow 20% from 2021 to 2023 – an impressive four times the national average. (2)

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*Students who reside in a state other than the licensure program they are enrolled in should be advised that the institution does not imply or guarantee that the requirements for the licensure program the student is enrolled in will meet the requirements for licensure in the student’s home state of residence.  The Mildred Elley, Veterinary Technology degree program prepares students for licensure in New York State.


Mildred Elley’s Veterinary Technology application for accreditation has been accepted by the AVMA CVTEA. An accepted application for accreditation does not guarantee accreditation and applying for accreditation does not grant any temporary status of accreditation. A site visit, to evaluate the program and determination of accreditation status, will be completed prior to the first graduating cohort.




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