Veterinary Science

  • Two students take good care of a puppy at the vet.

  • About This Course

    In this course, students can turn their love for animals into a career and embark on an exciting career path in veterinary medicine, where they can put their knowledge and compassion into practice. Students will develop the skills necessary to work with both small and large animals, ranging from laboratory animals to exotics. Students will learn how to assist licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians in the various clinical and technical aspects of animal care, as well as in laboratory and diagnostic testing techniques and procedures. They will gain real-life, hands-on experience in a classroom that functions as a veterinary clinic and surgical suite. 

  • Students Will Develop an Academic Foundation in:
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Parasitology 
    • Bereavement Counseling
    • Veterinary Medical Terminology 
    • Pharmacology
    • Animal Diseases 
    • Animal Behavior Ethics 
  • Career Opportunities 

    Students who complete this course may find immediate employment as veterinary assistants in a variety of settings, including:

    • Animal Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Research Labs
    • Pharmaceutical Companies
    • Public Health and Agricultural Agencies
    • Pet Industry

    Typical Job Titles in this Field Include:

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • Veterinary Technician
    • Veterinarian
    • Researcher

  • Course Available: Grades 11–12
    Course Length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Location: Barry Tech


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