Ms. Hali Russell
Class Periods: 7th
This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills related to veterinary medical applications, and prepares students for careers in the veterinary industry. To prepare for careers, students must gain attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to animal systems and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding entry requirements and industry expectations.
- The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry.
- The student develops a supervised agricultural experience program.
- The student researches current topics in veterinary medicine, recognizes the importance of animals in society, and discusses professional ethics and laws that relate to veterinary medicine.
- The student evaluates veterinary hospital management and marketing to determine their importance to the success of veterinary clinics and hospitals.
- The student communicates the importance of medical terminology, evaluates veterinary terms to discover their meanings, and demonstrates the ability to use terms correctly.
- The student explores the area of animal management as it relates to animal identification, animal characteristics, and behavioral temperament.
- The student investigates the body systems and gains a working knowledge of each system’s purpose and functions and how each system is affected by disease.
- The student performs mathematical calculations used in veterinary medicine.
- The student evaluates animal diseases and identifies internal, external, and protozoal parasites.
- The student evaluates an animal’s health during a clinical examination.
- The student identifies imaging equipment and demonstrates how to safely operate and maintain equipment.
- The student determines nutritional requirements for ruminant and non-ruminant animals and communicates the importance of animal nutrition in maintaining a healthy animal.
- The student examines various aspects of clinical hematology.
- The student identifies hospital procedures, skills, and objectives that are included in the job description of an animal care assistant.
- The student identifies and discusses surgical-assisting procedures, skills, and objectives that are included in the job description of an animal care assistant.
- The student identifies pharmacology-assisting procedures, skills, and objectives that are included in the job description of an animal care assistant.
General Course Outline:
- Safety & Sanitation
- Veterinary Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Clinical Exams
- Hospital Procedures
- Office Management
- Laboratory Techniques
- Animal Nutrition
- Principles of Disease
- Animals in Society
- Career Exploration
- Animal Management