Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources : Agriculture Career Cluster
8147V Veterinary Medical Applications (two credits)
Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grades: 11-12
Veterinary Medical Applications provides an introduction to animal care, handling, health, safety, sanitation, surgical preparation, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Students demonstrating required skills/competencies are eligible to take the Certified Veterinary Assisting (CVA) exam offered through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) in late May. Students who successfully pass the CVA exam receive a Practicum Pending Experience 1CVA (PPE) certificate and will be eligible to obtain CVA certification after properly documenting an additional 300 hours of clinical experience.
8148V Vet Assisting (two credits)
Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Students must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12
Vet Assisting includes a non-paid internship at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter in the spring where students may acquire hours towards the clinical experience needed to obtain CVA certification. These additional 300 hours must be supervised by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and completed within one calendar year of taking the CVA exam.
Veterinary courses DO NOT fulfill the 4th year science requirement.
Vet Assisting is an advanced course for the Agriculture career cluster.