Veterinary Science

The Butler Tech Veterinary Science program is a great way to “jump-start” your career in the veterinary field. This program is for juniors and seniors in high school and is designed to give insight into the veterinary field and a head start into a competitive college program. You will learn about both small and large animals and receive a well-rounded education. The goal is to help you make a decision on the career path that is right for you.

The Butler Tech Veterinary Science program emphasizes hands-on learning, and students will work with the latest equipment and gain practical experience in the lab setting. Students will complete coursework through a variety of modules that mirror those they will study in college. They include: Safety/Animal Restraint and Handling; Intro to Animal Science; Careers in Animal Science; Medical Terminology; External Anatomy; Animal Behavior, Welfare, and Husbandry; Preventive Animal Health; Pharmacology and Posology; Principles of Surgery; Hospital Procedures; Office Management; Preventive Animal Health; Disease and Parasites; and First Aid and CPR.

Students will also learn laboratory techniques in: Chemical Analysis of Blood; Microbiology; and Common Diseases and Disorders. A focus on professional career opportunities through our Senior Internship Program and Personal & Leadership Development provides a culminating experience for our students during their senior year.

College Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, most of our students go on to attend two- and four-year colleges, with the goal of becoming a Veterinary Technician or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Once you have completed this two-year program you will want to continue your education. Just a few of the many options are:

  • UC Blue Ash College – 2-year Associate’s Degree to be a Veterinary Technician
  • Columbus State Community College – 2 Year Associate’s Degree to be a Veterinary Technician
  • Bradford Institute, Columbus – Veterinary Technician Degree
  • Ohio State – ATI, Wooster, Ohio – 2-year Associate’s Degree in Horse Science, Dairy Science, Livestock Science
  • The University of Findlay – 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Pre Vet then on to OSU to complete your Veterinary Degree
  • The Ohio State University – 8-year Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine


Butler Tech Veterinary Science is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will apply their sophomore year.

Student Organization

The National FFA Organization

Career Outlook

  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Dog Food Representative & Sales
  • Feed Store Owner
  • Groomer
  • Kennel Worker
  • Lab Animal Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Pet Boarding Owner
  • Pet Store Owner
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Small or Large Animal Veterinarian
  • Small or Large Animal Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation