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 provides a sound platform for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in the veterinary science field. Open to students at participating high schools, 4-H programs, and as an independent self-study program.
Veterinary Science Curriculum
The Veterinary Science Curriculum is available through the Texas A&M University System in collaboration with the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Center of Excellence, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This nationally recognized curriculum prepares students for careers as veterinary assistants.
Veterinary Science Apprenticeship
To satisfy the apprenticeship training necessary for the Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program, students must be accepted into an internship trainee position, either in a salaried or unpaid role in clinical or nonclinical 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 program.