Maine Revised Statutes

§4861-A. Application for veterinary technician license; qualifications and examination

In order to practice as a licensed veterinary technician in this State, a person must apply for a veterinary technician license by submitting a written application, paying the license fee as set under section 4863-A and taking an examination for a license. In order to take the examination for a license, an applicant must: [2015, c. 209, §15 (NEW).]

1. Education completed.   Have completed a minimum of 2 years in a college program that is certified according to the standards adopted by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities or an equivalent program, as determined by the board; or
[ 2015, c. 209, §15 (NEW) .]
2. Within 6 months of completing education.   Be within the final 6 months of professional study in a program of education for veterinary technology approved by the board or accredited by an accrediting organization approved by the board.
Upon the request of the state veterinarian to the board for emergency situations as determined by the state veterinarian, a licensed veterinary technician may practice in the State for a period not to exceed 30 days without a state license.
[ 2015, c. 209, §15 (NEW) .]
2015, c. 209, §15 (NEW).