In-School Veterinary Science
- HS and University-level Veterinary Science Class
For high school students, the youth and sled dog program can be part of the curriculum as an elective course, as a science course, or as a course with dual high school and University-level credit for the student participant.
- For an elective credit, veterinary science classes with a kennel workshop component can be taught by any teacher.
- For credit in science toward high school graduation, only an Alaska Board of Education-approved class, taught by a certified animal husbandry teacher or science teacher with extensive animal experience will qualify.
- For dual high school/college credit, the University of Alaska Veterinary Medicine Department needs to certify the course.
- HS Veterinary Science State of Alaska Board of Education-approved curriculum for dual high school and/or college credit
- HS Veterinary Science lesson plans
- University-level Veterinary Science & Dog Mushing curriculum & lesson plans
- University of Alaska-Fairbanks Department of Veterinary Medicine Involvement
The Department of Veterinary Medicine has offered assistance in developing curriculum and lesson plans including dog health, nutrition, and exercise physiology and performance. Classroom lectures may be provided by video, live video-conferencing, and/or on-campus class. Tours of the veterinary student facilities can be scheduled. Visits to the University give students the opportunity to see campus life and to talk to administrators and educators about degree programs before they graduate from high school. Student trips to UAF during the winter can be potentially combined with students’ shadowing veterinarians at local sled dog kennels. Trips made during the spring allow students to shadow veterinarians and dog mushers at the adult championship sprint sled dog races.
Dog Health and Kennel Manuals for teaching HS
~Ravenwood Veterinary Kennel Management Handout Large file; smaller sections of this file may be downloaded below
References for HS teachers