Career Cluster
Agriculture and Natural Resources Cluster

Veterinary Science

This framework is designed for students to gain insight and skills and credentials necessary for success in this field, including one of the essential credentials Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) or Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA).

Standards

Standards are critical areas of competency aligned to industry identified needs and Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) that will support student success in the field. Standards provide the structure that empower the teacher to choose the best curriculum and instructional approaches to guide skill and knowledge development for students.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time. 

Program Administration Resources 

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Veterinary Massachusetts Career Outlook

7,100

Annual Openings

$51,536

Median Wage

700

New Jobs

Career and Technical Student Organization
State Teacher Licenses

The licensure requirement for this program is Animal Science.