Veterinary Science II
Students expand their knowledge of animal science and the care of animals, including animal structure and function, microbes and disease prevention, parasitology, and genetics and breeding. Students develop more advanced skills and techniques for assisting the veterinarian and/or technician in the following areas: performing first aid and surgery, applying aseptic techniques, performing technical functions, administering medication, handling death and dying, working with wildlife, and performing office functions. Opportunities to handle live animals may occur. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
Competencies within this course ensure compliance with the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7). Through this legislation, students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Class Size Regulation
The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at email@example.com.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
- American Meat Science Association Meat Evaluation Certification
- 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 (TVMA)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Fundamentals of Animal Science 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 Certification Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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