• Description: 

    The primary focus of this course is to prepare students to enter the vast career field of veterinary medicine; to pursue further education to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician or a Veterinarian; or to become an exceptional pet owner. This course will include both instructional and practical applications of skills and concepts.  



    • Experience the reward of caring for live animals.

    • Work side-by-side with certified professionals in the delivery of quality animal health care services.

    • Explore the science of veterinary medicine including animal anatomy and physiology, animal control, grooming, clinical procedures, terminology, and disease prevention.

    Video Overview of the Program

    Any combination equal to 3.0 credits (1.5 max per semester)
    1.0 Anatomy and Physiology (.5 max per semester)
    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)  

    Certification Opportunities: (* indicates a test fee applies)

    • HIV Bloodborne pathogens 
    • CPR (human) 
    • FEMA certifications 
    • Hill’s VNA certification 
    • iCEV Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications (year one) 
    • iCEV Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science (year two) 

    College Credits Available:
    Spokane Community College
    SURG 105 Blood-borne Pathogens and HIV/AIDS (1 credit)

    Course Syllabus

    Program Uniform Information

    Required Supplies

    • 300 index cards (3”x 5”) à year one students 

    • Composition book 

    • 3” Binder 

    • Notebook paper or spiral notebook 200 pages+ 

    • Pencil, eraser, blue or black ink pen 

    • Basic calculator (no graphing abilities needed) 

    • Each student must have a watch with a second hand or a digital watch that shows seconds but no smart watches. Watches will be required once we begin working with animals consistently. 

    • Shoes must have a closed toe; a moisture/slip resistant sole is preferred. Black or dark shoes are better than white in veterinary medicine. Cowboy boots, heels, Doc Martens, boots, or Uggs are not appropriate footwear.

    Instructor: Kimberly Coleman KimberlyC@spokaneschools.org