Madera South High School - 705 West Pecan Ave - Madera, Ca 93637 - (559) 675-4450

Animal Science

Small Animal Vet Care

- Mrs. Sheehan

The veterinary science course is designed for vocational-technical students.  The goals of this course are to provide the learners a base knowledge of veterinary practices by exploring topics ranging from animal care, to career opportunities.  Areas of study will include safety, careers, rights & welfare, nutrition, and exploration of various small animal species. These areas of study provide students with hands on approach to animal care. They will learn the basic understanding of duties and job description of animal care providers, along with hands on lab activities that will make them more knowledgeable and comfortable with small animals. 

 

 

 

 

Ag Science III

- Mrs. Sheehan

This course is designed to introduce students to the many facets of animal production.  Students will explore the many aspects of the livestock industry from breeding and reproduction to marketing and consumption.  Emphasis will be placed on current production aspects of the different animal industries. 

Students will understand different aspects of livestock industries within the U.S. and apply this knowledge to maintain, manage, and market species of livestock. Students will investigate the career opportunities in animal science by engaging in tours, researching working environments, and creating a career portfolio.Students will demonstrate the correct use of livestock tools and equipment during laboratory exercise. Students will demonstrate knowledge of production systems in livestock operations.

 

Veterinary Science

- Mrs. Sheehan

The veterinary science course is designed for vocational-technical students.  The goals of this course are to afford the learners a base knowledge of veterinary science by moving through topics ranging from cell function to surgery, and provide a view of the practice of veterinary medicine through the eyes of an experienced practitioner.  Areas of study will include cells and tissues, musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, renal, digestive, reproductive, nervous, and immune systems.  The basic physiology learned will help the students with comprehension of nutrition, species differentiation in nutrition, infectious disease, disease classification, zoonotic diseases, disease diagnosis, and surgery.