Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to treat or to help veterinarians diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. Veterinary technologists and technicians typically do the following:
  • Observe the behavior and condition of animals
  • Provide nursing care or emergency first aid to recovering or injured animals
  • Administer anesthesia to animals and monitor their responses
  • Collect laboratory samples, such as blood, urine, or tissue, for testing
  • Perform laboratory tests, such as urinalyses and blood counts
  • Take and develop x-rays
  • Prepare animals and instruments for surgery
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Collect and record patients’ case histories
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers look after nonfarm animals in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They care for the well-being of animals by doing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, scientists, or veterinary technologists or technicians.
To be a licensed veterinary technician in the state of Maine, you will be required to do a background check.
Bachelor degree options in Maine

The listings below are only suggestions and are subject to change. It is always best to check directly with the college for the most current information. [last update: Dec 13]

Marine Biology
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Captive Wildlife Care and Education
Marine Biology
Wildlife Biology
Wildlife and Fisheries Management
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Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Marine Biology
Wildlife Ecology
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BS in Veterinary Technology (New FA16!)

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Biology: Zoology
Environmental Studies: Game Warden/Park Ranger
Environmental Studies: Wildlife
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Biology: Wildlife Biology
Biology: Fisheries Biology
Marine Biology
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Animal Behavior
Aquaculture and Aquarium Sciences
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology
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Biology: Pre-Veterinary
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