Veterinary Science

Chesterfield Career & Technical Center offers two Veterinary Science programs. This page addresses the C-level program, offered at the Hull Street campus. The course focuses on small animals and does not include a dual enrollment opportunity.

In this one-year course offered at both Hull Street and Courthouse, 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.

Both Campuses

One Year

Certification Opportunities

Workplace Readiness Skills

Credits for this Program Include:

Veterinary Science I (1 Credit)

Veterinary Science II (1 Credit)
Small Animal Care I (1 Credit)

Occupation Opportunities


Veterinary Technician

Animal Scientist

Preferred Aptitudes

Strong in math and science

Able to stand for long periods of time

Ability to work with animals