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Eagle Academy of Veterinary Science
George Jenkins High School
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

Phone:  (863) 648-3566

Areas of Interest:  Veterinary

Eagle Academy of Veterinary Science Overview

The Eagle Academy of Veterinary Science is a four-year program of study designed to prepare high school students for entry into post-secondary education majoring in Veterinary Sciences, as well as direct entry into a related Veterinary career after high school.


  • 9th: Veterinary Assisting I (Introductory course)
  • 10th: Veterinary Assisting II (Anatomy/Physiology)**
  • 11th: Veterinary Assisting III (Microbiology/Pathology)**
  • 12th: Veterinary Assisting IV**

** Honors Weight


  • Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Accreditation
  • Florida Department of Education Bright Futures Program/Vocational Florida Gold Seal Scholars Award (additional requirement must be satisfied)
  • Participation in FFA: The FFA organization offers a Veterinary Assist- ing Career Development event at the state and national level where students compete by demonstrating various skills learned in class. They also offer a variety of leadership confer- ences and events that focus on career success, personal growth, and leadership development.

Eagle Academy of Veterinary Science News

Superintendent Nickell and GJHS Vet Academy Students

Superintendent Encourages Community Members to Actively Prepare Students for the Future

Business partners, future business partners and community members gathered at George Jenkins High School Auditorium earlier this month for the Inaugural 2012 George Jenkins High School Academy Summit. The summit featured keynote speakers, academy presentations and panel discussions in hopes of encouraging community members to take an active role in preparing students for post-secondary education or employment.

The Ledger: Career Academy Students Honored for Volunteer Efforts

CFAA's Keammy Fernandez and GJHS Veterinary Science Academy's Katherine Spencer were among 11 Polk students honored at the 36th annual Silver Garland Awards. This year's recipients were selected from among 4,000 students. Each winner received a crystal trophy and a $1,000 check.