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Biology Intro to Equine / Horse Vet / Veterinary Science 8-12 Yrs

Future Vet & Animal Science Academy
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,414)
This self-paced course is an introduction to a variety of topics in equine / horse veterinary science. This is a great class for those who love horses, horse owners and any future veterinarian. Great for homeschool or career exploration!

Class experience

Intermediate - Advanced Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What are some equine veterinary careers?
What is it like to be an equine veterinary professional? What is the difference between a veterinarian, a veterinary technician/nurse, and a veterinary assistant? Are there equine veterinary specialties?
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Equine physical exams, vital signs, and body condition scores
In this lesson we will cover what a vet looks for during a physical exam/check up, getting a patient history from the owner, vital signs, body condition score, body systems checked.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Vaccinations - Keeping horses healthy
This lesson will be an overview of what vaccinations are and how they help to keep horses healthy. Students will learn about some vaccines that may be given and how the vet and owner decide what is best for each horse.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Parasites (yuck!) and deworming
In this lesson we will explore some of the internal parasites (worms) that may affect a horse. Yes… it’s a bit gross to talk about, but it is a common thing, and important to know about! We will also find out about tests that the vet will do to find out what kind of parasites a horse may have so they can choose the best deworming medication.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Common emergencies
In this lesson will discuss some common equine emergency situations that a veterinarian may need to handle. The teacher will discuss what it is like to have a patient in that situation. (This topic may be difficult for some learners as we will be talking about injury & illness. Photos of a wound or sick horse will be shown)
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Diagnostic tests - overview
In this lesson there will be an overview of some of the tests a vet may do to help determine what is wrong with a sick or injured horse. The teacher will discuss some options such as blood tests, X-Rays, ultrasound, MRI and more. This will be a brief overview.
I have been a certified veterinary technician for more than 30 years, have a MEd from Colorado State University and a Master of Veterinary Education (MVEd) from Lincoln Memorial University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.  

I have been teaching at a local community college in a veterinary Assistant Program, a local private university  in Equine Studies, and a variety of Veterinary Science programs for grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school in person. 

I am also a homeschool mom! At home, my family has 2 mini horses, a Paint horse, 4 Nigerian dwarf goats, 5 chickens, and 4 cats!  

I am passionate about sharing my experience and love for animals and veterinary medicine with others! I am excited to help your learner reach their goals! I look forward to sharing my knowledge with your horse enthusiasts and future veterinary professionals! 
Homework Offered
Optional weekly projects will be posted in the online classroom. The assignments are based on doing a small amount of research and sharing what they find in the classroom, this may include interviewing someone or finding a good veterinary resource to find some fun facts!
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment will be done based on the submitted projects/assignments. Students will get feedback on the assignments.
Grades Offered
Learner should have some basic knowledge of horse care. 
See syllabus for optional projects. Minimal supplies are needed, most can be done online/in the online classroom. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will look at some of the most common emergencies and discuss what it is like to have a patient in that situation. (This topic may be difficult for some learners since we will be talking about injury and illness. Photos of a wound or sick horse will be shown) 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,414)
The Future Vet and Animal Science Academy strives to provide the highest quality of educational programs to embrace and cultivate the vision the future for learners around the world who have a passion for animals and agriculture. We do this while... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $112 for all content
6 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 38 learners
Ages: 8-12

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