Pet owners and livestock farmers rely on veterinary science professionals, or vets, to provide medical care for their animals. These specialists can deliver babies, manage patient treatment, and perform surgery. Students that are preparing to pursue this career path must have a strong foundation in anatomy and medical science and must be willing to work in the office as well as the field.
New York has many schools for those interested in becoming veterinary scientists. However, prospective vets should note that while many schools offer a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science, it is industry standard to complete a master’s program with state-required licensing before applying to full-time positions post-graduation.
Students usually earn their veterinary science degree in person due to the hands-on nature of the job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports over 3,500 veterinary positions in New York with an abundance of jobs located in the New York City metro area.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Cornell University Ithaca, NY||13 : 1||23,620|
|SUNY College of Technology at Canton Canton, NY||25 : 1||3,135|
|Medaille College Buffalo, NY||31 : 1||2,076|
|SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Delhi, NY||21 : 1||3,077|
|SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Alfred, NY||21 : 1||3,667|