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Pre-Veterinary Technology

Grade Level: 11, 12

Credits: 4.5 per year (1.5 per trimester)

Location: Onsite

Dates: Year-Long Program

Pre-Requisite: Biology; STEM-related classes

Program Description: This program will prepare students for a career in animal healthcare and provides a foundation for employment in fields such as, veterinary medicine, agriculture, research, fish and wildlife, as well as, training in grooming services. Students will gain experience through classroom activities and daily handling of resident animals in a realistic setting that models an industry setting. Students will also receive training in grooming services.

Year 2 option available with instructor permission.

High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.5 - Zoology; 3.0 - CTE

Course equivalencies may require sending district administrator or counselor approval. Please check with your school counselor for more information.
For specific school district equivalencies, see the Program Credit Equivalencies document located in the Enroll Now section.

College Credits (Subject to Change): Students who successfully complete course competencies and have earned a grade of C or better may be eligible to earn college credits from one of the following institutions:

Bates: up to 4 credits

Clover Park: up to 2.5 credits

Pierce College: up to 7 credits

Certifications: First Aid/CPR

Industry Partner: Spanaway Veterinary Clinic

Program Fees: Scrubs - $40-$45 (2022-23 rates, subject to change)

Careers in this field:
Veterinary Technician - Animal Caretaker - Pet Groomer - Veterinary Assistant - Veterinarian - Animal Trainer

2022-23 Pre-Veterinary Technology Syllabus ADA