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Animal Health

Agriculture and Natural Resources Industry Sector


Julie Gilroy
Ponderosa High School
3661 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, CA  95682
2:00 - 4:00 pm M-F
Length of Course:
Full school year (August - May)
Students must start the course at the beginning of the fall semester.
First semester will be spent in the classroom. Second semester will be spent at a community classroom site and students will attend class one day a week.
10 credits per semester with a passing grade.


     High school juniors and seniors who are age 16 or older are eligible to enroll in this course.
     Students who wish to earn the Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification must enroll for a 3rd semester. The fee for this semester for students who have graduated from high
     school is $240. Students who are still enrolled in high school will not pay a fee for the 3rd semester.

Course Prerequisites

High school juniors and seniors must request this course through their Counseling Office during their school's course selection period (January - February).

Students must have taken and passed biology to apply for this course.
Students must provide their own transportation to class and to the community classroom sites.

Community Classroom Placements may include:

  • Veterinary Hospital
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Grooming Facility
  • Animal Rescue Facility
  • Zoo

Career Technical Student Organizations

Future Farmers of America (FFA) - A national student organization for agriculture education students.