The Veterinary Technology program offers a bachelor of science in veterinary technology. Students begin with two years on the UMass Amherst campus and move to the Mount Ida Campus for their final two years of clinical work. Graduates can work as veterinary technologists in companion animal hospitals, farm and equine animal practices, biotechnology companies, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, aquariums, exotics, and specialty practices. 

Students graduating from UMass Amherst’s BS-Vet Tech program will be prepared for a career as a veterinary technologist in veterinary medicine or biomedical research.

UMass Amherst has filed a proposal to obtain approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for continuation of accreditation of the Veterinary Technology Program on the Mount Ida Campus, so that students who graduate with a UMass Amherst BS-Vet Tech degree and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) will be certified veterinary technologists.