My oldest has always loved animals! For the longest time, she wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up.
Most of our high school electives have been interest driven, so I created this Vet Science Class schedule for her for an elective class in our homeschool high school.
The Veterinary Science Class is designed to be completed over 36 weeks, or an entire school year.
On the high school transcript, we called the class “Introduction to Veterinary Science with Lab” and gave one credit hour.
We called it a lab class because she completed many of the hands-on activities in the book and had hands-on work with our house and farm animals.
To determine how much credit you should give your student, count the hours your student spends on the class.
Here are the resources we used in our Introduction to Vet Science Class:
We used the first edition of the text book. There are newer versions of this book now available. If you choose to use a newer version, you may have to modify the class schedule.
Completing the Vet Science Class:
Vocabulary: The textbook has vocabulary words in blue text. Have your student keep a notebook to write down the blue words and the definitions of the words.
Reading: The weekly reading assignments are in the class schedule.
Book Hands-on Activities: There are hands-on activities listed at the end of each chapter. Have your student choose at least one activity to complete from each chapter.
TIP: Some of the activities use items you might not have in your house. Choose activities before the beginning of the class so you can gather supplies!
Additional Hands-on Ideas:
- Shadow a veterinarian
- Visit a livestock auction
- Visit a livestock / dog / cat show
- Take care of your family pets / livestock