Veterinary Technology

Program Director: Professor Lisa Picht
Office Location: Veterinary Tech Building
Phone: 201-493-3765

Program Secretary: Esmeralda Armendariz
Office Location: HP-312
Phone: 201-689-7024

The Veterinary Technician Program has been designed to develop personnel capable of assisting veterinarians in large animal practices, small animal practices, laboratory animal situations, and related veterinary medical activities. The curriculum provides a sound foundation in basic veterinary technology and promotes habit of mind that inspires students to continue their education. Through coursework, skill acquisition, and meaningful clinical experiences, the graduate will be a productive employee at the entry level and will have the capabilities to perform satisfactorily in positions of increasing responsibility. The program is accredited by the American Medical Association (AVMA), and the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Veterinary Technology is not designed as a preparatory program for those students who wish to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.

Prospective Students may contact any Veterinary Technology faculty member for information and advising.

If you are interested in becoming a Veterinary Assistant prior to becoming a Veterinary Technician, please visit Brookdale Community College’s Veterinary Assistant program:

Students who graduate from this program are eligible to receive 2 transfer credits towards BCC’s Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) pass rates for Bergen Community College Veterinary Technology Program

VTNE Pass Rates

  • July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019
  • Number of eligible first-time candidates        91
  • Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE       84
  • Three-year VTNE pass percentage       86%