You will find modern laboratory facilities and a hands-on education with companion, lab, and farm animals at UMA.

The curriculum is designed to meet existing demands for technical personnel in the veterinary and biomedical fields. Faculty and staff at UMA challenge veterinary technology students academically and professionally preparing graduates to be clinically competent members of the veterinary healthcare team.

Our program offers modern laboratory facilities and equipment as well as experienced faculty and staff. Along with “smart” classroom technology, facilities include a surgical suite, prep area, separate canine and feline boarding areas, and a radiology suite that utilizes digital technology. Our large animal laboratory covers equine, bovine, sheep, goats, and llamas.

Our Vet Tech program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

Upon graduation from an accredited program, one must pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and apply to the Maine Veterinary Medical Board to become licensed in the state of Maine.

Veterinary Technician Organization

Students have the option of joining the Veterinary Technician Organization (VTO) which helps students connect with each other as well as promote interest in veterinary medicine. Any student interested in veterinary medicine can join.

VTO allows students to: 

  • develop a respectable, social, and professional relationship among peers.
  • create a sense of unity and friendship.
  • become involved in service and community awareness.