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Veterinary Science

Explore the field of Veterinary Science and learn to provide patient management, care, and clinical procedures assistance to companion animals as part of our Class Pet veterinary clinic team. Expand your knowledge of species and animal welfare through off site clinicals and field trips.

Certifications

  • Year 1: OSHA-10 for Healthcare – Career Safe, Pet CPR and First Aid Training
  • Year 2: Avimark Fundamentals Training – Animal Care Technologies, Approved Veterinary Assistant – National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)

Things to Consider About This Program

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • No known allergies to animals or allergies to animals are managed
  • Strong communication skills and compassion for pet owners
  • Ability to complete medical tasks like using needles and syringes
  • Ability to safely handle urine, feces, saliva, blood, and other body fluids

Direct Employment

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Pet Sitter
  • Grooming Assistant

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician Specialist
  • Biologist
  • Zoo Keeper

Eligibility

Grade 11

Students must also complete the following:

  • Beginning Veterinary Science Audit Tool
Enrollment Page

Holland Codes:

Veterinary Science Lab/Clinic
JTED @ Amphi Land Lab Campus

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Veterinary Science

Location

JTED @ Amphi Land Lab:

Year 1 –

Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:15 to 4:45 p.m. and one Saturday per month

or

Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 to 7:30 p.m. and one Saturday per month

Year 2 (earn two credits per year) –

Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 to 6 p.m. and one Saturday per month

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Year 1: Animal Behavior & Handling, Client Communication, Hospital Safety, Medical Records, Animal Care Careers, Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Breeds, Class Pet Clinic Hours minimum 24 hours
  • Year 2: Advanced Client Communication & Reception, Laboratory Procedures, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, experience in the Class Pet Medical Clinic, Off Site Clinicals, and Off Site Internship.   

Credits

1/Year

(Earn 3 dual PCC credits Year 2 for Vet100 Introduction to Veterinary Technology)

Locations offering Veterinary Science:

  • Andrada Polytechnic High School
  • JTED @ Amphi Land Lab
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