Veterinary Assistant – Certificate
Does working with
animals excite you?
Our exciting Veterinary Assistant certificate program addresses an urgent need for veterinary professionals in Maine! In this program, you will learn commonly used veterinary terminology, how to care for animals, recognize common illnesses, and learn about animal behavior. In addition, you will learn how to sterilize instruments for surgical prep and prepare samples on slides for observation. You will attain the skills to handle the everyday business tasks in the veterinary office, including accounting, marketing, and human resources. Further, you will gain advanced digital skills to create flyers, make presentations, and use spreadsheet functions.
How you will learn
We have identified the best features of in-person and online learning, brought them together, and created an innovative and flexible education designed for the modern learner. All courses run on a two-week term calendar where learners take one course at a time. Every class meets in person regularly in addition to the online sections of the course. Using this flexible approach, learners leverage tools such as discussion boards, academic support resources, videos, and project-based assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the content. Our new facility in New Gloucester, Maine, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms deploying cutting-edge technology, laboratories, conference rooms, co-working/ study spaces, and more to support and enhance teaching and learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this an online program?
No. We leverage in-person learning at our campus in New Gloucester, Maine, and supplement it with guided online instruction to create an innovative and flexible educational experience.
How and where will I study?
All programs are delivered in person on–site in Freeport Hall on the Pineland Farms campus of Unity College – 70 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, ME 04260.
How much does it cost?
Our cost per credit is $250, we have no additional fees! Even at this price, most learners are eligible for Financial Aid (federal & state), which can reduce out-of-pocket costs significantly.
How do I find out if I’m eligible for Financial Aid?
The process is simple, complete the FAFSA and make sure to include the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions at Unity College school code 006858. If you have questions about financial aid, paying for college, or the process, our career coaches are ready and eager to help.
When do classes start?
There are 20 terms per year so there is always an opportunity to begin right around the corner.
What am I going to learn?
Skills and competencies that have been identified as essential by subject matter experts in your field and will align with prospective employer needs.
- How do I apply?