Veterinary Science I (8088/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description
|Duration:||36 weeks, 140 hours|
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
Veterinary Science I prepares students for postsecondary education and/or careers in veterinary medicine or related fields. Students develop their skills in anatomy, nutrition, medical terminology, sanitation, clinical exams, and handling animals. Live animal handling may occur. Course content also includes facility maintenance, and office functions, as well as safety practices. The National FFA Organization, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), or related student organization activities are encouraged.
NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquires may be sent to email@example.com.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Agribusiness Systems
- Animal Systems
- Environmental Service Systems
- Natural Resources Systems
- Health Science
- Biotechnology Research and Development
- Diagnostics Services
- Health Informatics
- Support Services
- Therapeutic Services
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Science and Mathematics
Upon completion of the course
- Animal Systems Assessment
- Beef Quality Assurance Examination
- Canine Care and Training Program- Level 1 Certification Examination
- Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Examination (AAH)
- Certified Veterinary Assistant Examination
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification Examination
- Meat Evaluation Certification Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Pet Sitters Certification Examination
- Principles of Livestock Selection and Evaluation Certification Examination
- Small Animal Science and Technology Assessment
- Veterinary Medical Applications Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.