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Veterinary Science 4-H Project Area

One Vet Science Project Manual from University of Nebraska Lincoln

The 4-H Veterinary Science project area consists of three project manuals. Each manual covers one  year of activities. This highly challenging three-project series explores the exciting world of veterinary science. These are excellent advanced projects to supplement the other animal
projects. You must have access to an animal to make observations needed for completing certain units.

One Vet Science Project Manual from University of Nebraska Lincoln

This is an advanced project area (14 years old and up).


Scoresheets

Each year, 4-H members should complete all lessons in the project manual as well as create an exhibit. Download a copy of the scoresheet to determine what is expected for project completion.

Exhibit Ideas

  • Vet Science 1 - Exhibit an activity completed in the Veterinary Science 1 project.  
    • photographic exhibit of normal and abnormal characteristics of animals; or
    • of samples of leather or fur damaged by unhealthy or parasitized skin; or
    • charts showing temperature, respiration, and heart rate changes under varying conditions; or
    • display showing disease-preventive health procedures through the use of proper housing, nutrition, and other management decisions; or
    • display on the proper method of cleaning and disinfection, including safety precautions.
  • Vet Science 2 - Exhibit an activity completed in the Veterinary Science 2 project.
    • poster display on a disease describing its causes, symptoms, effects, treatments, and possible preventive measures; or
    • display on a viral disease listing its method of transmission, symptoms, treatments, prevention, and effects on an animal; or
    • display on strategic advantages and disadvantages to treat an external parasite infestation or prevent its occurrence; or
    • display explaining an internal parasite prevention program; or
    • display on a chemical, plant, or insecticide poison and its effects on an animal including preventive measures. 
  • Vet Science 3 - A display on your self-study activity.
    • Create an exhibit about your project defining your goals, objectives, and results.
    • Create a website using your self-study findings.
    • Write a written report in the form of a news article, publication, or promotional flyer. Radio and television offer additional opportunities.
  • Examples of Blue Ribbon Exhibits

How Do I Sign Up?

Screenshot of 4-H ZSuite enrollment page to select project
The first step is to create an enrollment in our ZSuite website.

Enroll in 4-H ZSuite

When you get to the CLUBS tab of the enrollment, you will want to ADD PROJECT.

For Veterinary Science, you should search for:
    • VETERINARY SCIENCE / YEAR 1 (VET SCIENCE I: THE NORMAL ANIMAL)
    • VETERINARY SCIENCE / YEAR 2 (VET SCIENCE II: ANIMAL DISEASE)
    • VETERINARY SCIENCE / YEAR 3 (VET SCIENCE III: ANIMAL HEALTH)

    Project Videos

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    Related Events & Camps

    Youth exhibitors required to complete the online quality assurance training must do so starting April 1st and no later than June 30th in order to exhibit at any fair, festival or show taking place the remainder of that calendar year in West Virginia.

    College & Career Pathways

    Vet showing students how to examine a dog

    Pre-Veterinary

    WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

    WVU Potomac State College - 2 year program

    The bachelor of science program in Animal and Nutritional Sciences, is designed to provide students with the academic requirements for entry into professional schools or colleges of veterinary medicine.

    Careers

    • Veterinarian
    • Medical Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Medical research
    Pre-Veterinary Major Information
    Student in WVU t-shirt posing with a horse at a farm

    Animal & Nutritional Sciences

    WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

    WVU Potomac State College - 2 year program (Animal Science)

    So, you love animals but don’t want to be a veterinarian. The bachelor of science in agriculture in animal and nutritional sciences is for you. 

    Careers

    • Agricultural production
    • Agribusiness Management
    • Animal and food science sales
    • Research and development
    • Animal pharmaceutical sales
    Animal & Nutrition Sciences Major Information
    Ag. Ed student teaching FFA members

    Agricultural & Extension Education

    WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

    WVU Potomac State College - 2 year program

    Agriculture remains an important component of educational programs across the U.S., and the Davis College prepares students for a variety of careers in the field.

    Careers

    • Agriculture teaching
    • Extension agent
    • Production and technical agriculture teaching
    • Professional employment in government, industry or entrepreneurship
    Agricultural & Extension Education Major Information
    Student in the barn with produce

    Agribusiness Management

    WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

    WVU Potomac State College - 2 year program

    The general agricultural economics area or concentration provides a basic background for a variety of careers related to agriculture.

    Careers

    • Agricultural business manager
    • Farm loan officer
    • Purchasing agent
    • Grain merchandiser
    • Agricultural marketing specialist
    • Government inspector
    • Farm equipment sales/service rep
    • Commodity broker
    • Financial consultant
    • Credit loan officer
    • Agricultural chemical sales
    • Dairy plant manager
    Agribusiness Management major Information
    A Potomac State College student works with an animal.

    Potomac State College

    Veterinary Medicine
    Agribusiness Management
    Agriculture & Extension Education
    Animal Science
    Potomac State College Two Year Majors