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Veterinary Services Management - Program Description

The Bachelor of Technology in Veterinary Services Management constitutes the final two years of a 2+2 articulation program in which the first two years entail completion of a degree in Veterinary Technology from an accredited program. Information on SUNY Canton’s Veterinary Technology program may be accessed here.

This degree serves to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a business or organization that provides veterinary care to animals. Emphasis is placed upon establishing a foundation in basic Business and Accounting principles, then applying these principles to the management of specific types of veterinary businesses and institutions. Students will complete an internship concentrating on management and administration within a veterinary setting. This program may be completed partially or entirely online.

Students working with a cat

Students in this Major:

  • Begin by laying a foundation in Business, Accounting, Math, and Liberal Arts.
  • Build upon this foundation with coursework specific to veterinary management.
  • Are prepared for entry-level management positions in veterinary hospitals or other animal-related businesses.
  • Will spend a semester in the field as an intern in a managerial capacity.
  • Will complete the course work required for certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification.

Career Opportunities:

  • Veterinary Practice Management
  • Biomedical Research Facility Management
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Management
  • Animal Shelter Management
  • Mobile and Spay/Neuter Clinic Management
  • Zoo and Wildlife Management
  • Public Sector employment

Admission Requirements:

The following requirements pertain to admission into the Junior year of the program. Requirements for the first year of the Veterinary Science Technology program may be found here. For admission into the Junior year of the program:

  • Graduation from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program. Information on SUNY Canton’s Veterinary Technology program may be accessed here.
  • Veterinary Technician licensure, registration, or certification, as applicable for state of residency, or eligibility thereof.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 1672)

Semester V Credits

ACCT 101 Foundations of Financial Accounting 4
BSAD 201 Business Law I 3
BSAD 340 Management Communications 3
MATH 111
MATH 141
Survey of Mathematics (GER 1) OR
Statistics (GER 1)
3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective (GER) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VI Credits

ACCT 102 Foundations of Managerial Accounting 3
BSAD 310 Human Resource Management 3
HSMB 303 Occupational Health and Safety 3
VSCT 301 Veterinary Hospital Management I 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

BSAD 301 Principles of Management 3
HSMB 301 Public Health Issues 3
VSCT 302 Veterinary Hospital Management II 3
VSCT 308 Veterinary Services Mgt. Internship Orientation 1
VSCT 401 Issues & Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine* 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective (GER) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VIII Credits

VSCT 408 Internship for Veterinary Services Management 12
HSMB 410 Senior Seminar 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

U/L= Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER= General Education Requirement

NOTE: Veterinary Services Management students must meet seven of the ten General Education Requirements and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

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Sophia Theodore
Newell Vet Tech Center 101A
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

315-379-3896
theodores@canton.edu