VETERINARY CAREERS I (5211 Veterinary Careers I)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Periods / Grade 11-12

  • CTE application required.
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Biology & Algebra
  • Location: Fairfield High School
  • Each class has a limit of 20 students.

The first year (Veterinary Careers I) consists of getting to know the profession and learning things such as: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Small and Large Animal Nursing, Pharmacology, Radiology, Clinical pathology, and Surgical Assisting. Classes are a combination of lecture and hands-on learning that helps to reinforce the learning experience. There will also be opportunities to observe and assist with real surgeries performed by local veterinarians. All of this will help to prepare the student for the second year of the program and also the Veterinary Assisting Certificate Exam which will allow the student to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

VETERINARY CAREERS II (5212 Veterinary Careers II)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Pds gr. 12

  • CTE application required.
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Biology, Algebra & Veterinary Careers I
  • Location: Fairfield High School
  • Each class has a limit of 20 students.
  • Students will need to supply their own transportation to the internship site.

The second year (Veterinary Careers II) will be an internship at a local veterinary practice. The student will be required to obtain at least 300 hours of hands-on experience before taking the certification exam in the Spring. This will require the student to have excellent attendance in order to complete the needed hours before the testing date. Students will be evaluated by the veterinary practice for the completion of all skills required for the certification.