Veterinary Science Certificate Program
The preparatory training for the veterinary assistant provides students with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to pursue their educational and career goals. This program also provides a sound platform for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in the veterinary sciences. Open to students at participating high schools, 4-H programs, and also as an independent self-study program.
Veterinary Science Curriculum
The Youth Veterinary Science Curriculum is available through the Texas A&M University System in collaboration with the FAZD Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Center of Excellence, and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, a nationally recognized curriculum that prepares students for careers as veterinary assistants.
Veterinary Science Apprenticeship
To satisfy the apprenticeship training necessary for the VA certificate program, students must be accepted into a VA internship trainee position, either in a salaried or unpaid role in clinical or non-clinical career fields of the veterinary profession. After sufficient observation hours, student must gain a minimum of 500 hands-on work hours acquiring skills and competencies to complete the VA Certificate Program.