- Veterinary Assistant I (1 credit)
- Veterinary Assistant II (1 credit)
This program is designed for juniors and seniors with an interest in animal care and nursing. This course is a semester program that offers students the opportunity to explore different avenues of the veterinary profession and other animal care careers. It includes basic nursing care, sterile technique, anatomy/physiology, wound care, basic pharmacology, office procedures, veterinary law, laboratory procedures, critical care nursing, fluid therapy, anesthesiology, radiology, and pharmacology.
Students will be working with a variety of animals including large animals, small animals, and exotics. Students will be expected to participate in the labs and animal projects. Externships at local veterinary hospitals are part of the program. Students will be responsible for transportation to these clinics and animal project sites.
Applying to the Program:
Sophomore and junior high school students interested in applying for the Veterinary Science Program should have completed a biology class prior to the start of the program and at least one of the following courses: Animal Science I, AP Biology, Genetics, Marine Biology & Oceanography, Wildlife Biology, Zoology, or Medical Anatomy & Physiology.
Deadlines for applying are February 28th for students of the Jordan School District and March 31st for students from other districts in Salt Lake County (Canyons, Murray, Granite, and Salt Lake).
About the Teacher:
Dr. Wyatt Frampton received his veterinary medical degree from Colorado State University in 1987. He has been teaching at Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers since August 2014.