Veterinary Science Technology (1+1)

Veterinary Science Technology

SUNY Adirondack offers the first year of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Science Technology as part of the 1+1 program with SUNY Canton. Students who enjoy working with animals and appreciate the fields of science and medicine would be ideally suited for a career in veterinary technology.


Through the 1+1 partnership SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Canton offer students the opportunity to complete the first year of Veterinary Science Technology at Adirondack and, upon completion, receive automatic acceptance and full-credit transfer to the second year at Canton. While enrolled at SUNY Adirondack, students of this program will be considered part of the Mathematics and Science major offered through the Liberal Arts and Sciences track.

These first-year students will take courses in:

  • zoology
  • chemistry
  • animal agriculture
  • microbiology
  • veterinary science
  • animal anatomy
  • as well as required writing, English, social science, and/or history electives


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of experience in science, anatomy and physiology. While most of the Veterinary Science courses are offered at the Queensbury campus, beneficial experience is received through training at local animal care facilities and vet offices.

This well-rounded start to the two-year Associate degree gives students an opportunity to seamlessly transfer all of their credits and experience earned at SUNY Adirondack to the well-respected SUNY Canton Veterinary program.







Career options for Veterinary Science Technology graduates are diverse and interesting, including employment at:

  • small and large animal hospitals
  • medical and pharmaceutical research facilities
  • zoos
  • animal shelters
  • veterinary colleges and universities

This 1+1 program offered by SUNY Adirondack is designed specifically for transfer to SUNY Canton and will allow graduates of the second year of the program to sit for the Veterinary Technician’s Licensing Exam for New York State and immediately enter the veterinary workforce.