I chose to enroll in the Veterinary Assisting Academy at George Jenkins because I find it very interesting and rewarding to work with many different kinds of animals. Being involved in the Veterinary Assisting Academy will give me a closer look at veterinary sciences and help me determine if this is a career for me.
I believe the Veterinary Assisting Academy will be more beneficial than a regular class because it is solely devoted to veterinary science. The students enrolled in the academy will be more devoted to learning about veterinary science than the general science courses. The academy teaches students the importance of responsibility and hard work. For those who plan to work in the field of animal sciences, they will already have a background in the veterinary sciences and possibly obtain certification as a veterinary assistant.
Academy of Veterinary Science Overview
The 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.
- Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Accreditation
- Florida Department of Education Bright Futures Program/Vocational Florida Gold Seal Scholars Award (additional requirement must be satisfied)
Academy of Veterinary Science News
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.
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.