This course will provide a realistic preview of both veterinary work and the academic rigor needed to achieve success in this profession. Students begin the year exploring cells and tissues. Throughout the year, they investigate the different physiological systems and how they apply to nutrition, diseases, diagnosis, and surgery. Diseases may include: Mastitis, Kennel Cough, Equine Colic, Anthrax, Mad Cow Disease, West Nile Virus, Cat Scratch Disease, and many more. Field trips may include visits to local vet clinics, SVCTEC’S Pre-Vet Program, and local farms to watch surgeries or demonstrate real life concepts. Students may have the opportunity to participate in FFA judging teams. If you desire a career or interest as a veterinarian, farmer, zoologist, pet owner, or any other animal related career, then this is the course for you.
Prerequisite: Agriculture Biology or Biology
Course # 13610
Course Term: Yearlong
Grade Levels: 10-12
Graduation Credit: Biological Science
CSU/UC: Electives (g)