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Welcome to the Veterinary Science Technology (VST) Department's Web site. As you browse through this site, you will find information specific to the Veterinary Science Technology program and the veterinary community in general.


The VST program began at Suffolk Community College in the fall of 1994. This A.A.S. degree program is offered as a two-year, full-time day and four-year, part-time evening program. Admission to the day program is for fall only; evening students are accepted for the fall of even-numbered years. Many students, however, take courses that apply to the curriculum prior to actual matriculation in the VST program.


The VST program has been designed to graduate well-trained and competent technicians. VST-specific courses, general education courses, practical experience with live animals and field experience under typical working conditions form integral parts of the program. Practical "hands-on" experience is achieved through internships with affiliated veterinary clinics and instruction in the college's small and large animal care facilities.


The VST program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the New York State Education Department's examination for licensure in veterinary technology.