• Health Sciences Department

  • Vet Tech Program

    Professor Tara Scales  

    office  29-10 Thomson Avenue
           Long Island City, NY 11101
           Office: C252
    phone  718-482-5719
    email  email me  

  • The LaGuardia Vet Tech Program

    Combine your love and compassion for animals with a fascinating career through our Veterinary Technology Program. Seize your opportunity to become a Veterinary Technician in great demand by private veterinary practices, animal shelters, zoos, medical research laboratories, and private industry.

    The only fully accredited Veterinary Technology Program in New York City, LaGuardia offers an exciting learning experience in small classes, engaging you in a challenging academic experience. Top faculty teach a diverse curriculum exploring such areas as exotic animal medicine.

    The program maintains full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) for New York State licensing. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students receive multiple job offers in top private and public animal care facilities throughout the country.

    In New York alone, LaGuardia graduates can be found caring for animals at such notable sites as Memorial Sloan Kettering, Columbia Presbyterian, the Animal Medical Center, and the city’s three major zoological parks— Bronx, Central Park, and Coney Island Aquarium.

    Unique Feature of the LaGuardia Vet Tech Program

    • Students in the clinical phase of the program participate in two 10-week internships at one of many animal care facilities in the metropolitan area.