Veterinary Science

Chesterfield Career & Technical Center offers two Veterinary Science programs. Courthouse's program is honors level, offers dual enrollment, and covers care for both small and large animals. The program at Hull Street is a C-level course and does not offer dual enrollment, and focuses on small animal care.

Courthouse's Veterinary Science program:

This academically challenging one-year, three-credit (one honors science credit, two honors elective credits) course combines classroom discussion and hands-on training featuring large and small animals (horse, cattle, sheep, dogs, cats) in a simulated veterinary hospital environment. It is designed for disciplined and academically motivated students considering college and careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, government regularly agencies, pharmaceutical research, agriculture production and pet industries. Course content includes anatomy and physiology of animals, introduction to animal science (horse, cattle, sheep), veterinary assisting and office procedures, companion animal behavior and management (dog, cat). Students will be prepared to pursue college pathways and entry level career opportunities in related fields, as well as receive Beef Quality Assurance and Workplace Readiness Certification. A lab and uniform fee are required.

Courthouse Vet Sci Preferred Prerequisites

  • Cumulative weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Biology 1/Algebra 1 (final grade C or higher)

  • Private health insurance or student accident insurance

Hull Street's Veterinary Science program:

In this one-year course, students will learn about veterinary science in a classroom setting, on site visits, as well as in a simulated small animal veterinary hospital, with hands-on training in small animal care. The course will introduce students to the technical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in careers involving companion animals, including but not limited to, pet care industries, government agencies, laboratory research institutions, pharmaceutical occupations and veterinary medical assisting and technology, as well as post-secondary education. Additional educational opportunities include special guest speakers, animal demonstrations and field trips to small animal care related facilities. Students will also learn workplace readiness and leadership skills to further them on their pathway to success. Lab fee, private health insurance, and uniforms are required.

Hull Street Vet Sci

Preferred Prerequisites include:

  • Biology

  • Algebra 1 or equivalent