North Island Distance Education School


Veterinary Science 12

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Please note: Veterinary Science 12 does not meet the requirements for a Grade 12 science; it can be used for elective credit only. Veterinary Science 12 cannot be used as a Grade 12 credit for the adult graduation program. 

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

Course Description:
As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times…we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

Course Outline:

  • First Assignment  
  • Unit 1 Introduction to Veterinary Science    
  • Unit 2 Small Animal Medicine 
  • Unit 3 Large Animal Medicine  
  • Unit 4 Exotic Animal Medicine                           
  • Midterm Test                                                              
  • Unit 5 Poisoning and Toxicology                             
  • Unit 6 Veterinary Parasitology                                 
  • Unit 7 Zoonotic Diseases                                          
  • Unit 8 Holistic Veterinary Science and Medicine    
  • Final Test                                                                    


  • First Assignment 10%
  • Assignments and Discussions  80%
  • Midterm and final exam: 10 %

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