Goals of the Program:
- Care, Management and basic Husbandry of selected animals in the program.
- Basic Animal Grooming Skills
- Business operation procedures in the animal industry
- Seek and secure animal related employment
As a student in the Veterinary Science program, you will be required to complete the following courses:
- Animal Health
- Animal Science and Technology
- Companion Animal Selection, Nutrition and Management
- Veterinary Science
During your junior year, the programs focus will be on Animal Health and Animal Science and Technology:
Veterinary Science students will examine causes, symptoms, and treatment of common disease with emphasis on developing preventative health management plans. Topics will include the study of pathogens, and classifying types of disease and disorders. Students will perform animal health assessments and compare to standard characteristics. Throughout the course, students will utilize principles of technology to manage information systems, and research issues affecting the industry.
Veterinary Science students will learn and apply responsible animal management principles and routine husbandry practices. Topics will include nutrition, feeding, and caring for animals, body/carcass composition evaluation, and applying marketing principles to the sale and distribution of animal products. Learners will investigate animal genetics and how it impacts principles of animal improvement, selection and marketing. Throughout the course, learners will develop business leadership, problem-solving and communication skills in relation to the science of animals.
During your senior year, the focus will be on Companion Animal Selection, Nutrition and Management and Veterinary Science:
Companion Animal Selection, Nutrition and Management students will identify and apply responsible animal science principles and routine husbandry practices to companion animals. Topics will include principles and practices of nutrient utilization, breeding programs and management of facility/housing design, meal plans and general care practices. Students will apply knowledge of companion animal care to enhance animal growth, enrichment, training, and education engagement programs. Throughout the course, students will follow practices for care and legal compliance in relation to classification of animals
Veterinary Science students will learn causes, symptoms, and treatment of common diseases with special emphasis on developing preventative health management plans and breeding programs. Topics include veterinary pharmacology, radiology and imaging techniques, principles of surgery, safe laboratory skill, and the concepts of ethics and professionalism in the work place. Students will develop skills in inquiry and statistical methods. Throughout the course, learners will utilize principles of technology to manage information systems, and research issues affecting the industry.