Wednesday, October 16, 2013

High School Vet Science

What's Schoolin'?

My 2 olders are jazzed about pursuing their veterinary assistant certification and have started the 4-H Vet Science curriculum.  Our goal is for them to have it before they leave home for college but I'm not sure my senior can get in her 500 clinical hours by then (gulp!).

[Update:  I am thrilled that up to 200 hours can be outside of the vet clinic under the supervision of the instructor (me!) when the program is done as a high school program (not the 4-H route that we were considering).  Supervised work with live animals qualifies for these hours.  At least 300 hours have to be under direct supervision of the vet or vet tech.  With their work, hours, and hands-on workshops with chickens, goats, horses, and livestock they have waaaaay more than 200 hours within the 1-3 year program time frame.  They have done plenty of direct animal care which includes administering medication.  Now I just need to verify hours from our records.]

Here are some links that have been helpful all in one spot.  I keep jumping around online and seem to be clicking in circles.  This will just put it all in one place.  Hopefully this will help others as well.

This is the book we are using for the lessons.

Veterinary Science:  Preparatory Training for the Veterinary Assistant [student book and teacher answer key]

These are recorded lessons (audio with power point).  The one I tried worked fine on my computer:

There are new and revised lessons (with answer key) here but they look like what is in the book.  I would need to compare them better to say for sure.  They would need to be studied before the test.

Questions and Activities for each lesson.  I think these are the same as in the book; just in hand-out format:

Power points for each lesson:

The time log sheets are here:

Certificates to print out are here:

This is the regular Texas Veterinary Medical Association website:

This page has information regarding Continuing Ed to maintain the certification [5 hours of CE are required each year].

On the side bar are links to the applications and checklists for the 3 different types of programs (high school; 4-H; hospital).  I decided to use the high school route instead of the 4-H route.

The same forms can be found here (applications and checklists):

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