To meet New York's professional education requirement for veterinary technicians, applicants must have completed a veterinary technology education program accredited by an organization acceptable to the State's education department (NYSED). Penn Foster is on the list of distance education programs in veterinary technology accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) at https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/vettech_distance_learning.aspx.  

To verify the acceptability of any distance learning program with NYSED, please contact their Office of the Professions:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Veterinary Medicine Unit
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 1250
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