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Animal Science: Veterinary Technician is located at Highland High School.
    Courses are open to all School District No. 25 students.
Courses are offered based on demand, teacher availability and certification.
These courses may not be NCAA Eligibility Center approved. See high school counselor for clarification. 

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Animal Science Vet Tech Instructor

Erin Hatch

Highland High School

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Agriculture Animal Science Veterinarian Assistant Pathway

Animal Science Vet Tech Courses


40083 Introduction to Livestock Industry (Animal Science) - 1 Trimester - HHS 9 10

This course includes principles of evaluation and selection of beef, swine, sheep, goats, and dairy animals.  Anatomy, breeds, nutrition, behavior, restraining/handling, and common illnesses of livestock are covered as well.  On the Veterinary side terminology, abbreviations, clinic office management, hospital procedures, client relations, entering clients into veterinary software, and keyboarding skills are covered.  This course is available for science credit. AG 0140


40212 Zoology: Equine Science - 1 Trimester – HHS 9 10 11 12

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Introduction to Livestock Industry

This course is designed to provide science and practical management instruction in the care of horses. The applied science curriculum component has a focus on physiology, anatomy, nutrition, genetics, health, and reproduction. This course is available for science credit. AG 0570


40087 Zoology: Small Animal Care A - 1 Trimester – HHS 10 11 12

40088 Zoology: Small Animal Care B

Prerequisite: Zoology: Equine Science

This course is open to students interested in pursuing a career in the field of veterinary medicine.  Students will learn proper medication procedures, restraining/handling techniques, documentation standards, signs and symptoms/treatments for illnesses, animal breeds, anatomy, behavior, foods and nutrition needs for the care of small animals.  These courses will also teach veterinary laboratory, examination, and grooming, pharmacy, and radiology procedures as well as learning about making appointments, and medical records.  Certified Pet Care Technician and a Red Cross Pet First Aide Certification will be offered.  This course is available for science credit.  AG 0538


40216 Zoology:  Large Animal Care – 1 Trimester – HHS 11, 12

Prerequisite: Zoology: Small Animal Care A & B

Large animal care students learn about beef/dairy cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and pigs - identifying breeds, anatomy, nutrition, behavior, production, and basic veterinary care. This course will focus on the need and use of these animals in today’s society. Modern technology will be used to learn about radiology/imaging procedures and lab procedures.  Students will use a software program designed for veterinary clinics to control inventory, price changes, adding estimates, and scheduling reminders.  This course is available for science credit. 


40089 * Veterinary Science - 1 Trimester – HHS 11 12

Prerequisite: Zoology: Small Animal Care A/B

Zoology/Veterinary Science is designed to impart information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries in animals, emphasizing both large and small animals.  Business management and interpersonal skills required for a successful veterinary practice will also be emphasized.  This course is available for science credit. AG 0590