Veterinary Science Certificate Program
The Veterinary Science Certificate Program provides students with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to pursue their educational career goals. This program provides a sound platform for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in the veterinary science field. The program is open to students at participating high schools, 4-H programs, and as an independent self-study program. There are two components to the program: curriculum and apprenticeship.
Veterinary Science Curriculum
The curriculum is available through the Texas A&M University System in collaboration with the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Center of Excellence, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Students complete 75 core lessons and 25 lessons in their chosen career track: clinical, laboratory science, or One Health. Completion of all 100 lessons fulfills the curriculum requirement.
Veterinary Science Apprenticeship
Students must be accepted into a Veterinary Assistant (VA) internship trainee position, in a salaried or unpaid role, in clinical or nonclinical career fields of the veterinary profession. Students must gain a minimum of 500 hands-on work hours acquiring the skills and competencies to fulfill this requirement. Graduates of the Program receive a certificate with the title classification of Veterinary Assistant (VA).
For more information, please visit: http://aevm.tamu.edu