Veterinary Science

  • For students with a sincere love for the care and medical treatment of animals, the Veterinary Science program will allow you to explore turning your passion for animals into a lifelong career.

    Students will study the history and evolution of various species, learn about breeds, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, digestion and nutrition, health and behavior management, animal housing and much more. You will also establish a new vocabulary with the use of medical terminology. Classroom demonstrations will help you better understand life processes and the structure of organisms as you develop your observation skills. The Grayson Tech and Gwinnett Tech Surgical Suite is a partnership in which surgical procedures will be performed within the classroom with the help of the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, Gwinnett Technical College Veterinary Technology Program and Grayson Technical Education Veterinary Science Program. This program will fulfill the fourth science requirement for graduation as well as the Board of Regents admission requirement.

Phone: 770-554-7094


Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Allen, Department Chair

Jennifer Allen is the Veterinary Science instructor at Grayson Tech. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician with 13 years of industry experience specializing in small animal medicine and hospital management. Ms. Allen earned her associate's degree in Veterinary Technology at Gwinnett Technical College.  She began her teaching career at Grayson Tech in 2014.

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Mrs. Allen and students examining a black dog
  • Skills Learned

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Animal/Organ Dissections
    • Bandaging/Suturing
    • Breed Recognition and Classification
    • Parasite Identification
    • Proper Handling and Restraint
    • And much more!

  • Daily Activities

    • Animal Science and Biotechnology
    • Basic Agriculture
    • Small Animal Care
    • Veterinary Science

  • Careers

    • Veterinarian
    • Veterinary Technician
    • Veterinary Assistant
    • Animal Scientist/Researcher
    • Animal Care Attendant

  • Colleges and Universities

    • The University of Georgia
    • Auburn University
    • Gwinnett Technical College
    • Athens Technical College
    • Ogeechee Technical College

Mrs. Allen and students examining and cleaning a dog's teeth and gums