Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals *

As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

Veterinary Science covers the following concepts:

  • Introduction to Veterinary Science including the studies of veterinary science and health, education and training, and ethics
  • Small Animal Medicine including the studies of skeletal and muscle disorders and infectious diseases
  • Large Animal Medicine including the studies of horses, cattle and swine
  • Exotic Animal Medicine including the studies of avian medicine, reptiles and zoo animals
  • Poisoning and Toxicology including the studies of exposure to toxins, snakebites and cyanide poisoning
  • Veterinary Parasitology including the studies of giardia, mites and fleas
  • Zoonotic Diseases including the studies of hantavirus, plague and anthrax
  • Holistic Veterinary Science and Medicine including the studies of acupuncture, herbal and botanical remedies and essential oils

* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.