The demand for veterinary technicians is, and will remain, high, making attending vet tech school very attractive.

Veterinary Technology positions are in demand within the state of Maine. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

As the number of households with pets and spending on pets continue to rise, there is expected to be increasing demand for veterinary technologists and technicians to perform laboratory work and imaging services on household pets.”

Job Placement

Through our externship program, students are very successful in obtaining a job following graduation. Greater than 90% of students are employed through their externship.

Chelsea FrederickCongratulations to Chelsea Frederick!

With the successful completion of her Veterinary Technology degree, Chelsea will be employed at the Veazie Veterinary Clinic.

Some career opportunities available to Licensed Veterinary Technicians include:

  • Small Animal Medicine,
  • Equine Medicine,
  • Food Animal Medicine,
  • Zoo/Wildlife Medicine,
  • Emergency/Referral/Specialty Medicine,
  • Lab Animal Medicine (research),
  • Regulatory Medicine (protect well-being of animals),
  • Veterinary Practice Management,
  • Veterinary Product Marketing and Sales,
  • Animal Nutrition, and
  • Humane work or Shelter Medicine.

Traditional small animal clinics are always seeking licensed and qualified individuals, as well as biotech companies such as Jackson Labs and IDEXX. Additionally, Veterinary Technology graduates often find employment opportunities in government agencies, zoos and in the education field. Veterinary technicians often will own/manage their own businesses in professional pet care instead of or in addition to working in the medical field.

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