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Veterinary Science

The 4-H veterinary science project provides an excellent way for young people who care for animals and may want to follow a career in veterinary medicine, explore the topic. In this project, members will learn about animal health, behavior, and visit with veterinarians.  You do not have to own an animal to be in this project.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

  • Investigate animal behavior
  • Learn what is normal for different types of animals
  • Learn characteristics of different breeds and why they were developed
  • Explore the different jobs veterinarians do
  • Discover what kinds of diseases an animal might show

Project Materials

Basic Introductory Curriculum

Helpers Guide

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Advanced Small Group Facilitation Curriculum Resources

Understanding & Applying Veterinary Science

National 4-H Veterinary Science

Career Connections