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Overview      
The Veterinary Science CDE provides opportunities for participants to develop technical knowledge and demonstrate practical skills in the field of veterinary science.


Event Location & Time
The Veterinary Science Career Development Event is held at the state convention in June.
Event Date: June, 23, 2021

2021 Event Rules – This will be a in person event on June 23rd at Rockingham County Fairgrounds

 

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES – for 2021 we will only be conducting the individual parts of the contest. 

 

WRITTEN EXAM (100 POINTS) – per team member

The objective exam is designed to determine team members’ broad understanding of the veterinary science field.

The written exam will consist of 50 questions. Forty minutes will be given for the exam.

Topics for the exam may include:

 Behavior

 Disease (causes and sources, signs and clinical signs)

Medical terminology

Medical records

Anatomy/physiology

Regulations (OSHA: Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration; GHS: Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication; SDS: Safety Data Sheets)

Patient management

Facility management

Practice management

Genetics

Nutrition

Husbandry

 

MATH APPLICATIONS EXAM (100 POINTS) – per member

The number of practicum questions will vary based on the type of activity that is assigned. Participants will have 30 minutes to complete the entire math application practicum. Questions may include conversions, dose calculations, dilutions, cost calculations and invoices.

 

IDENTIFICATION (100 POINTS TOTAL) ) – per member

Participants will identify equipment, parasites and breeds/species for a total of 100 points (two points per item).

Forty minutes will be given for this activity. Identification lists are located at the end of this handbook.

 

EQUIPMENT (50 POINTS) ) – per member

Participants will identify pieces of equipment (actual equipment and photos). They will also need to have general knowledge about the use for each item.

 

PARASITES/MICROSCOPIC (30 POINTS) ) – per member

Participants will identify parasites (specimen and photos) and explain the life cycles of selected parasites.

Participants will identify microscopic organisms.

VIRGINIA VETERINARY SCIENCE HANDBOOK 2017–2021 4

 

BREEDS (20 POINTS) ) – per member

Participants will identify breeds of small and large animals (photos)

 

Students may wear FFA tee shirts, polos, or scrubs for the 2021 event.



Documents      
NameDate AddedSize
Virginia Veterinary Science Rules 5/27/2020 1292 KB

   
 
Event Information
     
Event Format:
Team of Four
Compete at State Convention
 
   


 
     
     
 
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