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Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science

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Handle and provide care for a variety of animals. Hands-on experiences give students comfort and confidence around all animals, large and small. After establishing a set of basic skills, you will be exposed to all aspects of veterinary care. The facility’s small animal care hospital features the same equipment found in professional veterinary operations. During laboratory time, you will develop and practice patient care. Become part of a hospital team that works together as a close-knit team. Employability skills like attendance, communication, reliability and professionalism are stressed every day.

Veterinary Science Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Animal anatomy & physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Animal science & technology
  • Veterinary science

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary aide
  • Veterinary assistant

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Veterinarian (DVM)
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • OSHA 10 Safety
  • Purina Nutrition
  • Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification
  • Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification
  • AVMA PLIT Safety Training

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Edison State College

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Complete physical exams, diagnostic testing, and prescription filling on actual patients during junior year
  • Support the Veterinarian in surgery during senior year
  • Develop a Producer’s Management Guide for a livestock species
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • Career Technical Student Organization: Future Farmers of America (FFA)

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Veterinary technician: $30,190 - $38,170  
  • Veterinary assistant: $24,660 - $30,230
  • Animal caretaker: $22,310 - $28,780 
  • Veterinarian: $65,600 - $107,600

Contact Teacher

Contact Dr. Kelly Rickabaugh at [email protected]
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