Veterinary Science

jpgCaduceus2smallThe 4-H Veterinary Science Project is a 3-5 year curriculum-based project with 100 lessons and 50 activities that gives youth interested in veterinary medicine opportunities to work in the field. The project is career-oriented and job-training so students can determine if this is a field they would like to pursue. Students who participate in this project will work with licensed veterinarians at their practice. By doing this hands-on training they learn the knowledge and skills that are expected of a veterinary assistant. This will also be valuable on a resume and will help them to prepare for a professional program degree from an accredited university. This project has a set of curriculum that allows youth and adults to work together to achieve success. It also allows for youth to develop an interest in veterinary medicine, human medicine and other allied health fields.
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It’s encouraged that youth be at least 12 years old and in seventh grade to participate in the project. We encourage that 10-12 year old youth participate in a curriculum available via the internet ( to maintain their interest until they are ready for the 5-year curriculum.

Membership is monitored due to curriculum; if your son/daughter is interested in participating in the Veterinary Science Project, contact Danielle Prihoda-McLure at the Extension Office at 281-342-3034, ext. 7028.

For more information on the Texas 4-H Vet Science Program:

Fort Bend County 4-H has a county Veterinary Science 4-H Club that meets the third Tuesday of every month (see below for detail schedule) at the Fort Bend County Extension Office. This club is open to youth of all ages with its focus being the many facets of veterinary science that are covered in the AgriLife Extension Veterinary Science curriculum along with lessons that cover validation, communication, and interview skills along with guest speakers. There are hands on activities for all in attendance focusing on the current lesson. Members that are at least 12 years of age or in the 7th grade, can work to complete the AgriLife Extension Veterinary Science curriculum at their own pace and receive a certificate of completion of curriculum, or pursue a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certificate that includes an additional 500 hours apprenticeship and a state exam.

Fort Bend County Veterinary Science 4-H Club Meeting Dates for the 2023-2024 4-H year

No Meeting Due To Fort Bend County Fair

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday July 16, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:45 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 6:45 PM

Register below to attend the next FBC Vet Science 4-H Club Meeting
(this acts a head count for supplies for hands-on activities)

Veterinary Science Meeting Registration

  • This will be used for planning purposes regarding lesson plan in-person supplies.

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