Thompson School

Learning to speak for those who can’t
Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...
Preparing for a Career Caring for Animals
Meet Lucy Williams, a veterinary technology major from Derry, New Hampshire, who knows that veterinary nurses play a significant role in animal care and well being.
Into the Woods
Zachary Simino ’19 wants to preserve and protect New Hampshire’s forests, and the forest technology program is giving him the foundational knowledge and hands-on experience he needs for success.
An Introvert No More
The once-reserved Zach Beckwith '19 is a different person than he was when he arrived on campus, thanks to a newfound confidence.
Finding Her Niche, Following Her Passion
Kaitlyn LeClair ’19 rode Morgan horses for 10 years before she arrived at UNH and discovered her love of the breed displaced by a new interest: cows.
Third Generation Dairy Farmer Takes His Knowledge to a New Level
Following graduation, Nathan Adams ’20 will be joining his father at his family’s 515-cow diary farm in Westmoreland, NH.
A Change that Made Everything Clear
Alyssa Wilson didn’t grow up planning to become a veterinary technician. In fact, she says, she hated the idea.  Find out why she changed her mind.
A Sailor at the Helm
This well-rounded student from Boston is will be graduating with her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in May and entering COLSA's four-year Animal Science program in the fall. 
Our program offers three areas of concentration - Animals in Agriculture, Equine Management and Companion Animal Science. Each concentration has the same basic core classes to provide the student with a broad knowledge base, but each then requires its own set of classes important to that specific...
Alum Brian Chiappa talks about his experience at the Thompson School and how he is succeeding in his professional life today and his goals for the future.
Forest Technology alum Billy Kunelius shares his story about choosing the Thompson School, getting to know his faculty, gaining hands on experience and landing a job with a company he interned with while here at Thompson School.  After working for four years after graduation from high school, I was...