Veterinary Science

  • Program Goals
    Students will learn the anatomy and physiology related to nutrition, reproduction, health,management of domesticated small & large animals. They will determine nutritional requirements, learn about animal genetics and reproduction. The student will identify parasites and diseases, recognize animal management techniques, and discuss current topics in animal science. This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and other high expectations. To prepare for success, students will have opportunities to learn, reinforce experience, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.

    *Extracurricular activities are highly encouraged to build a well rounded student with a competitive resume, provide financial assistance towards further education , scholarship opportunities, leadership skills, and other areas of improvement within their career interests*

    FFA (National FFA Organization) 
    Advisors: (Marissa Runnels, Demond Spiller, Teresa Dudley, Larry Matt Florence, Allelia Scott, Kristi Branton, and Carol-Marie Gowan)
    Students enrolled in any Agriculture Science course is eligible for membership to pursue future scholarships, awards, recognition of academic achievement.  We highly encourage your student to be involved in the FFA organization. 

    HOSA (Future Health Professionals)
    Advisors: (Marissa Runnels, Allelia Scott, Demond Spiller) 
    Students enrolled in the Vet Science program have an additional opportunity to be apart of this membership to pursue future scholarships, awards, recognition of academic achievement. 

    National Technical Honor Society
    • Cumulative GPA of 85 or above
    • CTE GPA of 90 or above
    • CTSO Membership               
    • Participate in a relatable Service Project
     
    Program Certifications
     
    This program is designed for all students the opportunity to acquire certifications to enhance their career related skills. In order to qualify to take a certification exam, students must complete all online coursework, and score at least a 80% or higher on the review exam. For a student to receive a certificate, they must complete a score of 70% or higher on the certification exam.*
     
    Pet CPR & First Aid 
    ICEV: Equine Assistance Training
    ICEV: Vet Med Applications
    ICEV: Animal Science
    Beef Quality Assurance Certification
    ACT:Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1
    OSHA
    Canine Grooming Training
      
    Certified Veterinary Assistant Requirements:
    It is highly recommended to begin internships as soon as admitted into the Program. ALL Students are required to have *300 Clinical Internship Hours* in order to Receive Certification by the End of their Senior Year.  Two week Summer Camps, supervised by an instructor, may be available in the Summer TBD. Hours can be signed Only by a D.V.M. or L.V.T. Various locations and staff are accepted as long as a new signature form is signed each time. Students are encouraged to work beyond the below recommended schedule...
                                                    
    Minimum Clinical Hours to Complete:
    • Freshmen- 25 hours
    • Sophomore - 50 hours
    • Junior- 75  hours
    • Senior- 150 hours

        
    Nimitz Veterinary Science Scholarship    
     
    In Memory of:                  Cynthia (Cindy) Brown                

    Type of Scholarship:               Academic

    Amount Contributed:               $1,000.00        


    Criteria for Awarding Scholarship:  

    1. Students must be enrolled in the Veterinary Science pathway for four years.
    2. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA (according to the 4.0 scale).
    3. Student must hold at least 1 industry certification (that is offered in the veterinary pathway).
    4. Students must have gained at least 50 community service hours.

     

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    Equine Science students will acquire knowledge and skills related to equine animal systems and the equine industry. Equine Science may address topics related to horses, donkeys, and mules. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must enhance academic knowledge and skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.

     

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    Large Animal Veterinary Science students will acquire knowledge and skills related to livestock and the livestock production industry. Livestock Production may address topics related to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings

     

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