Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Veterinary technicians work with veterinarians in private practice as well as in zoos, animal shelters, wildlife facilities, and in research labs.  Some technicians have careers with pharmaceutical companies, pet food companies or in diagnostic laboratories.

Why GCC?

The Veterinary Technology Program at GCC is a selective curriculum that requires two years of full-time study.  Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Techniques for Laboratory Animals
  • Small and Large Animal Pathology and Nursing
  • Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia
  • Radiology and Dentistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques 

You will complete three externships with hands-on training in veterinary practices alongside licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Small class sizes will allow you to work closely with helpful faculty who work in the field and stay up to date on the latest developments in veterinary medicine. Students are also required to complete general education courses including English, psychology, history, and math, in order to receive an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree.


Information Sessions

Please register for an information session.

Date Time Event Location Register
May 30 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Veterinary Technology Information Session Batavia Campus, Room T119A Register »

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Animal Shelters
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Pharmaceutical and Research Labs
  • Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Farm Industry

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has established an agreement with Medaille College, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Morrisville to allow our students to articulate with all 70 credit hours and their A.A.S. degree. Cornell University will also consider GCC students wishing to transfer their coursework to Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) program. Interested students should follow the required course guidelines for the major they are interested in and consult with the GCC course equivalency webpage as a guide.