Veterinary Science

Vet Sci

VETERINARY SCIENCE – #8083/#8088

ABOUT:

  • One-year program that provides students an opportunity to learn how to respect, safely handle, and treat classroom animals
  • Students understand the various breeds and species of animals and are able to identify basic requirements for veterinary care and general health maintenance

STUDENT STUDY:
Diseases, symptoms, treatment and preventative measures for each species
Animal nutrition, genetics, behavior and trainingVet Sci 2
Origin of various animal species
Handling, grooming and feeding
Basic first aid, calculating dosages and administering medications
Routine technical, maintenance and office functions
Professional and ethical standards

PREREQUISITES:
Biology
Anatomy and Physiology
Intro to Health Occupations
CAMPUS LOCATION:  Woodside Lane Campus, Newport News
SESSIONS:  AM & PM
CLASS SIZE: 25 Students per session
CREDENTIALS: Small Animal Science and Technology NOCTI Exam
Students Organizations:  SkillsUSA
CLASS FEES:

Program Fees:
Activity Fund/Club $17.00
Scrubs (Tops only) $20.00
Stethescope $20.00
ACT Training Certificate $16.00

INSTRUCTOR: Deb Rosson, LVT, deb.rosson@nhrec.org 757-874-4444 ext. 5587
BIO:
Instructor of Veterinary Science at the Woodside Lane campus since it began in 2007
Graduate of Fairmont State College with an A.A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology
Passed the state board exam to become a L.V.T (Licensed Veterinary Technician) in 1994
A wide range of clinical experience, including large and small animal practice, emergency and critical care practice and specialty surgical practice

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:Vet Sci 1
Veterinary Assistant/Animal Caretakers
Licensed Veterinary Technician (A.A.S degree)
Veterinarian (DVM Degree)

BUSINESS PARTNERS:
Dr. Elizabeth Leonard, DVM Seaford Veterinary Medical Center
Dr. Tim Stiff,  Animal Emergency Center
Dr. James Mitzel, DVM Pine Meadow Veterinary Hospital

RESOURCES:Vet Sci 3
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)
CTE Resources