SUNY Delhi Veterinary Science Technology Earns Reaccreditation

DELHI, NY (01/02/2016)(readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi officials announced that the college's Veterinary Science Technology associate degree program recently received reaccreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The program has been fully accredited by the AVMA since 1975.

"This is another great endorsement of the first and finest Vet Tech program in the nation," said SUNY Delhi Provost John Nader. "Our most recent graduates scored well above the national average on the licensing exam."

Graduates of SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology program who took the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for the first time during July and August 2015 achieved an 88 percent pass rate, compared to the national average of 73 percent. Department Chair, Dr. Bret Meckel states, "The Veterinary Science Technology program's strength is evident in the academic and clinical skills of our graduates and is the result of practical learning in small classes taught by stellar faculty."

Internship opportunities with NASA, Rockefeller University, the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell and private firms, have also helped distinguish SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology degree as one of the nation's preeminent programs.

SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology Program (AAS) was established in 1961 and is the oldest of its type in the United States. Since its inception, it has developed into a dynamic, nationally-recognized program that prepares graduates for a career in the biomedical and veterinary technology fields. Students learn from hands-on instruction with live animals in small classes. Classes are taught by professional, full-time faculty who are DVMs and Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

Experiential learning is at the heart of a Delhi Veterinary Science Technology education. The college's large animal and animal biomedical facilities, and its state-of-the-art surgical and dentistry suites, give students direct experience in the field. Students also have the opportunity to study wildlife management in a five-week, study abroad program in South Africa.

Students also benefit from a living/learning environment where Veterinary Science Technology majors live together. A collection of reference materials dedicated to veterinary science can be found in the college's Merrill Special Collections Room in Resnick Library.

The AVMA ensures that each graduate of an accredited college will be firmly based in the fundamental principles, scientific knowledge, and physical and mental skills of veterinary medicine.

For more information about SUNY Delhi's Veterinary Science Technology program, call 1-800-96-DELHI or visit