Pre-Veterinary: Large Animals

Pre-Veterinary - Large Animals                                                   GRADES 9 - 12

Course Description:  This semester course provides basic knowledge and skills needed to care for and work with large animals. Areas of study include developing awareness of the large animal industry and its careers, leadership, animal rights and welfare, safety, handling and restraint, animal health and diseases, nutrition and digestive systems, veterinary equipment, immunology, zoonosis and public health, anatomy and physiology of animal systems, veterinary hospital management, and clinical lab procedures. Furthermore, an in-depth look is taken into such animals as cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats. The course helps to prepare students for post-secondary education or a career in the field of veterinary medicine and/or large animal science. This course satisfies one of four required credits for the Agriculture Completer Program.