Animal and Veterinary Science

Program Information

This is the program for students who would like to work with a wide variety of live animals and develop skills related to preventive care, laboratory diagnostics, hematology, microbiology, parasitology, and more.  Students will prepare for multiple career pathways such as animal research, training, breeding, and veterinary fields, as well as careers in the human health field.

Students in this program may qualify for college credit.

Anne Leidigh

Career Opportunities

This is the career for you if you want to work in:

  • Farm Management
  • Laboratory Research
  • Hatcheries, Feed Mills, or Large Scale Farms
  • Veterinary Offices as an Assistant

With further training you can be a/an:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Advanced Research Technician
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Reproductive Specialist

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!

AVS Begins With an Array of Animals
You'll find a variety of animals being used to teach students in the new AVS program.  Come in and meet a chinchilla known as Hickory or a tarantula named Sly.  Other residents of the program include a large turtle, a snake, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, and more.  Students are learning animal handling and care in their first weeks and will move to more involved procedures as the semester progresses.  



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