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Lakeland Veterinary Science Academy
Lakeland High School
726 Hollingsworth Rd
Lakeland, FL  33801

Phone:  (863) 499-2900

Areas of Interest:  Veterinary

Lakeland Veterinary Science Academy Overview

Lakeland Veterinary Science Academy students learn and interact with a wide variety of animals and situations. Students get the chance to be involved in demonstrations of various agricultural exercises from palpation of young heifers, castration of young bulls, artificial insemination, to CPR of dogs. Students are involved with Dr. McWilliams and My Pet’s Animal Hospital. Students have been part of surgeries and work demos to simulate real world procedures. Students are involved in local fairs (Youth Fair, State Fair, and Strawberry Festival) and compete in FFA career development events to sharpen their skills. Students get the experience of working through volunteering (SPCA, with local veterinarians, local ranches, and the Polk County Animal Control). Students run and work our school based enterprise, Doggie Day Care, in the spring semester of school each year.

The VSA is equipped with industry standard equipment to house large and small animals. Our facilities include in room library, computer lab, large fish aquarium, & green house in partnership with Hollis Gardens & the City of Lakeland.

Lakeland Veterinary Science Academy News

Bay News 9: Program Gives Aspiring Veterinarians an Early Start

Aspiring veterinarians are getting their start early. At Lakeland High School's Veterinary Science Academy, students are training to become vet technicians. Among the first things they learn are the basics of animal care.

The Ledger: Students Get Taste of Veterinary Medicine

Picture this: An aspiring vet clips Fido's nails and brushes his coat after a bath. Then, a class bell rings and students rush to algebra class. That's a typical day for students enrolled in new vet tech classes at Lakeland High School in the agricultural building at Lake Bonny Park.