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Veterinary Technician


The practice of veterinary technology includes the performance of services within the field of veterinary medicine by a person (called a veterinary technician) who carries out medical orders prescribed by a supervising veterinarian.

Licensing Requirements:

A New York licensed veterinary technician has completed a program approved by the New York State Education Department and has passed a national written examination.


The fee for licensure is $177.
The fee for a limited permit is $50 (the limited permit fee is not refundable).

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2018, there were 471 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 391 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2020, there were 304 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of January 1, 2021, there were 5,194 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Veterinary Medicine
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 210
Fax: 518-486-4846
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-2056 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Phone: (800) 248-2862
Fax: (847) 925-1329


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/9/21.

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