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*** Now offered as a lab-based science credit!
Veterinary Science is designed to expose students to all aspects of the veterinary field. The course will cover: Animals in Society and in Research, Veterinary Laws and Ethics, Business Management, Common Veterinary Medical Terminology and Equipment, Mathematical Applications in Veterinary Science, External and Internal Anatomy in Dogs, Cats and Livestock, Animal Behavior, and Veterinary Medical Practices in Animal Handling and Identification, Clinical Exams and Vital Signs, Blood Samples, Sutures, and Injections, Laboratory, Hospital and Surgical Procedures, and Pharmacology. Emphasis is placed in inquiry skills that support high-level thinking, such as developing scientific questions, writing hypotheses, designing and refining experimental procedures, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. Students will revise career and educational goals, and evaluate their plan for achievement, enhance personal, leadership, and career skills and continue progress in individual Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, maintain records through the online record keeping system, and evaluate program progress based on records. Students will be involved in the FFA leadership organization.
Grades 9-12; 1 Semester (Spring); 1.0 Science Credit; PreRequisite: Introduction to Agriscience - CTE 9302. Animal Science, Equine Science, Biology, and/or Anatomy & Physiology passed with a C or better - Highly Recommended.
*Industry Certificate Available