Veterinary Science



Turn your love of animals into an exciting career! Veterinary Science provides the opportunity to prepare for careers in the animal care industry and will provide students with a working knowledge of small animal industries. In this two-year half-day program, students will learn to support veterinarians by providing assistance during animal examinations; treatment administration and monitoring; managing animal and related health record information; and how to perform a range of selected practice-related duties.  One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.


  • Career Pathways:
    Program prepares students for entry level employment in pet and pet supply stores, grooming salons, kennel, animal humane societies, farms and ranches. With further education and experience, students can find opportunities in occupations such as veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, and animal research.

See Career Pathway Information here.

  • Post-secondary/Advanced Placement:
    Students have continued their education at colleges such as Harcum College, Manor College and Delaware Valley University.Students who successfully complete EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program with an average grade of “B” or better may receive 3 credit hours for Harcum College’s ACM 101 – Introduction to Animal Center Management.

  • Industry Certifications:
    Students can earn Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 – Healthcare.

  •  Prerequisites:
    • Grade of ‘C’ or better in Algebra I and II
    • Grade of ‘C’ or better in Biology or Advanced Science Course (College Prep Level)
    • High school GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • No Animal Allergies
    • No disciplinary issues at the participating high school
    • Good attendance

  • Materials and fees:
    Approximately $100 – $375