Veterinary Science

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Vet Science students assisting with surgery  

Veterinary Science prepares students to enter the field of veterinary medicine and the animal industry. Students will have the opportunity to assist practicing veterinarians with treatment procedures, prepare facilities and equipment for small animal surgery, administer nutritional diets for common small domesticated animals, maintain and interpret animal health records, perform laboratory tests on small animals and assist with veterinary office and hospital administration.

Career Opportunities:

  • Veterinary Technician/Technologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Aide
  • Kennel Operator
  • Pet Shop Worker/Owner
  • Biological Research Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Animal Care Taker
  • Zookeeper
  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Groomer

Some careers noted require additional education

Skills Gained:

  • Animal Care Industry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Animal Practices
  • Pharmacology
  • Principles of Disease/Parasitology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Office/Business Management
  • Breeding and Reproduction
  • Grooming/Handling

Certifications, College Credit:

Students may earn 1 to 3 credit hours of Intro to Veterinary Science through UC Blue Ash College of Veterinary Medicine and up to 20 hours of work experience credit toward a degree. They may also earn Red Cross Pet CPR/First Aid and LabAid Laboratory Animal Care Certification.

Internships & Job Placement:

Seniors are eligible for early job placement in the second half of the school year. The criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance.

Career Technical Student Organization:
Students in the Veterinary Science program participate in FFA, a national organization for students interested in agriculture and leadership. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

For more information, call Instructor Maegan Peloe, BA, RVT at (513) 695-1187 or email [email protected]

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Veterinary Science


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