Veterinary Care & Management
Associate of Applied Science
Veterinary Care & Management
60 credits | $250 per credit*
Financial Aid Available
Transfer Friendly | 2-Week Terms
Are you interested in working with animals? Do you want to manage or own an animal related business someday? If so, we have the program for you!
The Veterinary Care & Management degree prepares learners for various opportunities in the expanding veterinary health, service, and associated industries. Learners will be exposed to direct animal care, veterinary study, and a focused study of veterinary office management, micro & small business entrepreneurship, animal related eco-tourism, and the surrounding regulatory landscape. This program aims to prepare learners to thrive in an evolving, innovative, and in demand field.
* Cost per credit and number of credits may change.
Prepares graduates for positions in the veterinary industry or small businesses related to the caring for animals including retail, breeding, groomers, training, or boarding facilities.
- Veterinary Office Manager
- Veterinary Care Specialist
- Animal Caretakers
- Small Animal Business Owner or Manager
What You Will Learn
- Veterinary terminology, animal handling skills, and safety practices in a veterinary medical setting.
- To recognize normal and abnormal domestic animal behavior as well as strategies for behavior modification.
- Veterinary nursing principles in managing the care of animals.
- Business skills to allow you to run a small and micro business including supervision, accounting, and marketing.
- Humane and ethical veterinary patient care and business practices.
We have identified the best features of in-person and virtual 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. Each class meets in person regularly with day, weekend, and evening options available. In addition, courses leverage HyFlex instruction to enhance classroom learning. 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 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 the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions part of Unity College?
Yes, the Technical Institute is one of four educational units under Unity College.
Where are courses held?
All programs are delivered in-person at Freeport Hall, on Unity College’s campus located on Pineland Farms.
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
New Gloucester, ME 04260.
Is the Technical Institute an online program?
No. Our courses have in-person participation, accompanied with virtual guided learning, discussions, or projects.
How much does it cost?
Our cost is $250 per credit pricing, for a two-credit course. Financial aid options are available which can reduce out-of-pocket costs significantly. Additionally, for the majority of courses, there are no costs for texts!
How do I find out if I’m eligible for financial aid?
The process is simple and free to apply! Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) [link]. Make sure to include the Unity College, Technical Institute for Environmental Professions school code: 006858. If you have questions about financial aid, paying for college, or the process, our recruitment team is eager to help.
When do classes start?
There are 20 terms per year, and courses offered all year long, so there is always an opportunity to start when it is convenient for you. There is no better time to start than now!
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?
Applying is easy, free, and can be completed right on your smartphone! Complete our online application.
Do you accept prior learning and transfer credits?
Yes, we have a very transfer-friendly approach. Everyone’s prior learning is different, so we recommend that you have a conversation with your recruitment specialist, to discuss how your experience and credits will best be applied to your new degree.