DELHI, NY (10/08/2016)(readMedia)-- Graduates of SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology program scored well above the national average on the recent Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Delhi graduates who took the national exam for the first time during Summer 2016 achieved an 90 percent pass rate, compared to the national average of 74 percent. This is the highest pass rate in the last 10 years, and SUNY Delhi has surpassed the national average for the past three years consecutively.
Rachel Mikrut, a recent graduate employed at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga, N.Y., said "Delhi offers excellent assistance in prepping for the VTNE. Delhi vet tech professors are on top of the trends, and they did a great job of informing us of what we needed to know."
Mikrut is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), passing the national exam on July 25. She was recently hired as a night/weekend technician in Rood and Riddle's ICU barn, and is currently being trained as a surgery technician.
The Veterinary Technician National Examination is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians' competency to practice and to be credentialed. Most states and provinces require a passing score on the VTNE as one criterion for credentialing. The exam is administered as a computer-based exam three times a year throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Established in 1961, SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology Program (AAS) was the first program of its type in the United States. Since its inception, it has developed into a dynamic, nationally recognized program. Thanks to the program's unmatched laboratory facilities and experiential learning tradition, Delhi graduates are well prepared as technical personnel for careers in the biomedical and veterinary medical fields. Past internship opportunities with NASA, Rockefeller University, the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell and Boehringer Ingelheim, have also helped distinguish Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology degree as one of the nation's preeminent programs.
SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology (AAS) program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
For more information about SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology program, call 1-800-96-DELHI or visit www.delhi.edu.