If you have a passion for helping animals, read on to learn more about our program in veterinary technology!

Our mission is to empower compassionate and skilled veterinary technicians through comprehensive education, hands-on-training, and a commitment to excellence in animal care and welfare.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) are indispensable members of the veterinary medical team and are necessary to provide everything from client education to assisting the veterinarian with surgery. This field is in high demand with an expected job growth of 15% from 2020-2030 (7% above average). Our job placement rate for students following graduation is near 100%.

Why choose the University of Maine Augusta?

The UMA Veterinary Technology Program, located on the Bangor Campus, is the first and only program in Maine to offer both an Associate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in this field. Earning an associate degree will allow graduates to perform all tasks of a licensed vet tech in the field. In addition, the bachelor’s degree allows graduates to have a competitive edge especially if there is interest in managing a veterinary business, working in research, or continuing on to vet school.

Our program is designed to provide extensive training in theory and principles, hands-on technical skills, and laboratory experience to prepare you for this exciting field. Our onsite facilities allow students to practice learning their skills in a consistent environment and allows for personalized time for instructor and student. Our goal is for students, upon completion of our program, to feel confident with themselves and the skills they have learned so they can excel in the field as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

This program will prepare you to be eligible for licensure in the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.