Students in this class have a love for animals. This course is an inherently honors curriculum meaning essential standards of this course are held to a higher, more challenged level. This course provides instruction for students desiring a career in animal medicine. Topics include proper veterinary practice management and client relations, pharmacy and laboratory procedure, enhancement of animal care learned in previous animal courses, and surgical/radiological procedures. Advanced FFA leadership will be infused throughout the curriculum to develop the student's ability to work with the public. All aspects of this course will have hands-on skill sets that will be enforced with both laboratory and veterinary-related experience working in animal medicine. Applied mathematics, science, writing, and skill sets are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students will not only complete assignments and make regular presentations in class, but will also work at time with a veterinarian.
Animal Science I Course Announcements:
SAE Projects are due on 9/21, 10/12, & 1/3
Equipment ID Quizzes take place every third Friday (NO NOTES)
Each week students will investigate various types of equipment used in a veterinary office. Every third Friday they are tested on the various equipment. Each of the quizzes will be cumulative. Students are NOT to use their notes on the quizzes.
The "Daily Agenda" board AND "Due Dates" board in class are updated daily in order to keep students aware of the upcoming events; be sure to place the dates in your planners.
Collection of 3 weeks worth of material given to students in class. Students will be given the material that will be included in their portfolios the Monday before the due date. Portfolios will be due on the following dates: 9/14, 10/5, 10/26, 11/16, 12/7, & 1/4.
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE):
SAE is a major component of the class (20% of the student's overall grade). As a class we will discuss, in detail, the components of the project, but you need to familiarize yourself with the weekly requirements.