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Fox 13: Magnet high school students start early careers in veterinary science

Fox 13: Magnet high school students start early careers in veterinary science

(May 17, 2021) “This is Blackjack, he’s one of many bunnies here,” smiles 14-year-old Jordyn Hillhouse.  But she and her classmates have lots of animals to keep track of.

“I’ve worked with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats,” says 16-year-old Avianna Danise.

They’re all in the new veterinary science building at Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole.

“When I originally started this program, I just wanted to be a vet tech, but I love this program so much. I want to go for a full veterinarian,” says Hillhouse.

Students spend 90 minutes a day on veterinary studies along with their high school curriculum. At end of the 12th grade, along with a high school diploma they earn a professional certificate. (Continue reading)