Veterinary Services Management - B. Tech.
Vet Management Careers
- Animal shelter management
- Herd health management
- Zoo management
- Veterinary hospital management
- Research facility management
- Diagnostic laboratory management
Three aspects that differentiate this program from others:
- The final two years of coursework can be completed entirely online
- It progresses from the two-year Veterinary Science Technology degree offered right here at SUNY Canton.
- At the culmination of the program, there is a semester-long internship which is completed onsite at a veterinary facility of the student’s choosing, with online guidance from a Veterinary Services Management instructor.
The hands-on aspect of this program consists of a 12-week internship in a practice management setting at the culmination of the program. There is also a significant amount of hands-on training in the first two years of this four-year program.
- Veterinary Technician has been listed as one of Money Magazine’s “Top 10 Fastest Growing Career Fields.” Coupling this training with a baccalaureate degree focusing on veterinary business management increases its value, enhancing the earning potential of graduates.
- Veterinary hospitals and other animal care facilities seek managers with not only a working knowledge of the medical and technical aspects of veterinary medicine, but also an understanding of the operational structure of animal care facilities and the ability to oversee the personnel, information, finances, infrastructure, equipment, and other integral components of the operation of these facilities.
- With fewer, larger veterinary facilities becoming the norm, there is greater stratification of duties within these facilities, and greater demand for full-time managers and Technician/Managers.
Graduates of this program fulfill the educational requirements for certification as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
Interesting Links & Related Organizations
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): The professional organization for veterinarians (DVMs)
- The professional organization for Veterinary Practice Managers - the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association(VHMA). The VHMA certifies CVPMs (Certified Veterinary Practice Managers).
- Following completion of the two-year Veterinary Science Technology degree, students can join the professional organization for veterinary technicians called the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
- Small animal practitioner
- 2001 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
- Teaches all core Veterinary Services Management courses within the program
- Coordinates internship for Veterinary Services Management
- Special interests: Practice management, shelter medicine, small animal population control, preventive medicine
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