Veterinary: Preventative Health

Now accepting applications for summer programs
 

Apply by May 17 to meet the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered if there is space available. 

Important things to know before applying:

  • Students must be logged in to their district account to submit an application
  • Applications take 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Students will be asked to provide contact information for themselves and a parent/guardian
  • Programs have age requirements, please review details before applying

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Female vet employee with a lab on an examination table

The Veterinary: Preventative Health is an online course designed to enhance the knowledge of any student interested in a client-facing role in the veterinary industry. Students learn anatomy, physiology, and parasitology. This course can be a good fit for students seeking a career in the veterinary field, including a veterinarian, veterinarian tech, veterinarian assistant, or those hoping to work in a clinic.

Summer 2024 Program Details

  • Application deadline: May 17 is the priority deadline. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if there is space.
  • Program dates: summer 2024 (asynchronous/online)
    • Optional hands-on activities at Lincoln
  • Meeting location: online
  • Notification of selected applicants: early June
  • Approximate hours to complete: 100 to 130 (depending on background knowledge of medical terminology and animal anatomy/physiology)
  • Certification(s) offered: Veterinary Preventative Health Certificate of Completion by Washington State University
  • Completion stipend: $500 (upon successful completion of all program components)
  • Credits toward graduation: 0.5 elective credits 
  • Total spots available: 15
  • Special considerations for this program: 
    • Must be at least 16 years old to receive certifications. Younger students may apply but are not eligible to earn certifications.
    • Completion of a medical class needed (for example, veterinary at Lincoln or HCA class at Mt. Tahoma/Stadium)  
    • Not an introductory class; difficult without a background knowledge of medical terminology
  • For additional information, please contact Jeff Klancke: jklanck@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Veterinary Preventative Health Careers by the Numbers

Average Salary: There is opportunity for additional compensation if you are working in a veterinary clinic, but it’s difficult to gauge to what extent. There is no stand-alone salary for this job description.  For example, if you are working in a veterinary clinic, you might make an additional $1-$2 per hour with this training (on top of your normal wage).

Required Education: dependent on core job, this training can be added to job knowledge and is not a stand-alone job