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Veterinary Science

The goal of the El Capitan Animal Science program is to prepare students for a career as a veterinarian or any Animal Science Career. This course provides students with knowledge as well as hands-on experience. Students who follow this pathway will learn about a variety of animals as well as different breeds and develop an understanding of skills such as filling syringes and restraining animals. 

The courses in this pathway include:


Intro to Ag Vet Science

Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Veterinary Science

Have questions? Contact Mrs. Pignone at for more information!

Intro to Ag Vet Science

Animal Anatomy

Veterinary Science


Our entry-level course for the Veterinary Science pathway is Introduction to Agricultural Vet Science. This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Veterinary Science. Students will explore the many aspects of the Animal Science industry from breeding and reproduction to marketing and consumption. Emphasis will be placed on the current production aspects of the different animal industries.


 This course is designed to give instruction in animal nutrition, reproductive physiology, animal genetics, and disease and parasites of livestock.  In addition, students will explore careers in agriculture and develop electronic portfolios, and learn cooperative marketing structure and how it applies to the agriculture industry.  General agribusiness management skills and leadership skills will be included.

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Veterinary Science is designed to provide students with an opportunity to study the science of veterinary medicine, including animal anatomy and physiology, animal health, nutrition, and cause/prevention of disease.  Students will also learn various veterinary laboratory skills, aseptic and surgical procedures, basic radiology, and scientific research and writing skills.

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