Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Technology

This program is designed to give students a working knowledge of animal management and veterinary science through the study of many animals, including cattle, sheep, swine, horses, poultry, and goats. This course will provide an understanding of breeds, animal health, nutrition, training, anatomy and physiology, grooming, and related employment skills.  Animal handling, management and care are practiced with a variety of species. Coursework is geared to the interests and career direction of the individual student.

  • Animal Hospital Assistant
  • Animal Health Technician
  • Animal Trainer Assistant
  • Breeder
  • Laboratory Animal Caretaker
  • Research Assistant
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Animal Health Sales
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Trainer
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician

*Average Salary Range: $20,000- $115,000

*Based on skill level, education and experience

This program provided me with so many opportunities that I would have never experienced at my home school: hands-on learning, working with livestock, FFA participation, and Artifical Insemination Training and Certification, just to name a few.

Abbiegail Greer, RG Drage/Minerva High School Graduate

Program Instructor: Laura Bevington Email:
Industry Credentials: AI–Artificial Insemination Cert.-COBA, OSHA-10, Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Sci. & Vet. Medical Applications
Course Credits: 3 Credits Per Year
Organization Affiliation: FFA–Future Farmers of America
College Partners:  Kent State University, University of Akron, Stautzenberger College

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