Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, STEM

Veterinary Assisting

The program provides students skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the veterinary assisting industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues. The program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed as veterinary assistants.


This program provides students with technical skill proficiency, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction in animal and plant production and processing; agriculture marketing; agricultural mechanics; employability skills; mathematics; basic science; biological sciences; communications; and human-relations skills.

Job Outlook

From national security to economic growth, the future of our nation depends on individuals who can apply their knowledge and skills in math and science toward engineering, technology, and research. These jobs are highly valued because they are critical to innovation in virtually every field, from medicine to transportation to technology.

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