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 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 Veterinary Assistant (VA) 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 VA Certificate Program.