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Veterinary Technology

Associate of Applied Science

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Career Opportunities 

Prepares graduates for positions in veterinary clinics, hospitals, animal shelters, and animal care businesses. Veterinary Technology in Maine is projected to grow by 20% from 2021-2031.



  • Veterinary Technician

What You Will Learn

  • Professional communications skills applied within a veterinary medical setting. 
  • Veterinary terminology related to animal anatomy and physiology, as well as veterinary profession laws, ethic codes in humane-animal care, and best practices for a clinical setting. 
  • To administer medication and treatments to animal patients, demonstrate proper techniques for sample collection, handling, storage, and analysis of various laboratory specimens.
  • The essential skills required by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA). 

Course Catalog


The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions is a Sustainable Educational Business Unit of Unity Environmental University which is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In addition, the Veterinary Technology program is seeking programmatic accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA).

Flexible Courses

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.

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Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
Freeport Hall – Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine 04260

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