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Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science

students working with dog HANDLE AND PROVIDE CARE FOR A VARIETY OF ANIMALS ON A DAILY BASIS including dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, horses and cattle. Hands-on experiences give students comfort and confidence around all animals. After establishing a set of basic skills, you will be exposed to all aspects of veterinary care. The facility’s small animal care hospital features the same equipment found in professional veterinary operations. During laboratory time, you will develop and practice patient care. Become part of a hospital team that works together every day. Employability skills like attendance, communication, reliability and professionalism are stressed every day.

Veterinary Science Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Animal anatomy & physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Animal science & technology
  • Veterinary science

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary aide
  • Veterinary assistant

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Veterinarian (DVM)
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • OSHA 10 Safety
  • Purina Nutrition
  • Elanco Veterinary Medical
  • Applications Certification
  • Elanco Fundamentals of Animal
  • Science Certification

College Connections

Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Complete physical exams, diagnostic testing, & prescription filling on actual patients during junior year
  • Support the Veterinarian in surgery during senior year
  • Develop a Producer’s Management Guide for a livestock species
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • FFA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Veterinary technicians: $27,430-$37,420
  • Veterinary assistants: $21,120-$29,120
  • Nonfarm animal caretakers: $18,880-$24,690
  • Veterinarians: $70,700-$123,810

Contact The Instructor

Dr. Kelly Rickabaugh, Veterinary Science instructor, at [email protected]
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