Veterinary Medicine - BioMed

R. L. Turner High School
Business & Industry or STEM

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subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th grade
Language Arts English English English English
Math Math Math Math Math
Science Science Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
CTE Courses Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
(1 credit)
Small Animal Management
AND
Equine Science
(Semester Classes)
OR
Livestock Production
(1 credit)

Veterinary Medical Applications
OR
Advanced Animal Science
(1 credit)

Advanced Animal Science
OR
Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
(2 credits)
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

Possible Industry Based Certifications:

  • Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification
  • Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant

occupations median wage annual openings % growth
Animal Breeders $39,135 28 9%
Animal Scientists $57,533 22 12%
Medical Scientists $63,898 435 27%
Veterinarians $93,496 294 24%
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $67,309 45 32%

The Animal Science program of study focuses on the science, research, and business of animals and other living organisms. It teaches CTE learners how to apply biology and life science to real-world life processes of animals and wildlife, either in laboratories or in the field, which could include a veterinary office, a farm or ranch, or any outdoor area harboring animal life. Students may also research and analyze the growth and destruction of species and research or diagnose diseases and injuries of animals.

Recommended Course Sequence

Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources will allow students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.

Small Animal Management

In Small Animal Management, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals and the small animal management industry. Small Animal Management may address topics related to small mammals such as dogs and cats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds.

AND

Equine Science

In Equine Science, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to equine animal systems and the equine industry. Equine Science may address topics related to horses, donkeys, and mules.

OR

Livestock Production

In Livestock Production, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to livestock and the livestock production industry. Livestock Production may address topics related to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry.

Veterinary Medical Applications

Veterinary Medical Applications covers topics relating to veterinary practices, including practices for large and small animal species.

Advanced Animal Science - Can be taken 11th or 12th grade

Advanced Animal Science examines the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Instruction is designed to allow for the application of scientific and technological aspects of animal science through field and laboratory experiences.

Practicum in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experiences such as employment, independent study, internships, assistantships, mentorships, or laboratories. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster®.