The Veterinary Science CDE has been met with much enthusiasm and excitement from FFA members interested in pursuing a career in veterinary science. Event participants will have their veterinary science knowledge tested in the written exam as well as in the breed, equipment and parasite identification. Members also demonstrate hands-on skills in the clinical and handling/restraining practicums. This event challenges participants to utilize high-level knowledge in math and science.
The 2018 topic has not yet be released...it will be posted here once it is available.
2017 Veterinary Science Career Development Event Team Activity Topic: The 2017 Washington FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event Team Activity topic will be: "Veterinary Feed Directive and Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals".
NOTE from the Coordinator (4/5/17):
I have had another question that I'm sure may be on all of our minds. Let me call attention to a change from last year. The ENTIRE team participates in the team activity; if you have five members (alternate), then five present. Also- the 15 minutes to prepare, bring whatever resources you would like, but present with yourselves. It's an oral presentation, so no notecards or props are necessary. ;). Also- some have been practicing with a caprine question. I've no idea where this topic came from, but the general topic is the feed directive. And yes, the general topic for the current event is the same. Please email with any questions. I hope this helps!!
NOTE from the Coordinator (3/30/17):
Hello my darling coaches!!! I've gotten a few emails about the current events. ;). Thank you, again, for your patience in our changing world. ;). The current events topic is: veterinary feed directive. The question will be given at the event. As always, we are open for any questions you might have!!
Ok guys! I seem to have caused a bit of confusion. The team activity is the group presentation. The current event is the essay. And yes - the topics are the same. ;). But there will be different ways to show your knowledge on the weekend ;)
NOTE from the Coordinator (3-1-17):
Here we are, coaches!! Thank you for your patience in our process!! If there are questions, please feel free to email. ;)
Clinical & Handling:
- Administration of an aural medicine
- Filling a prescription
- Placing a tail tie
- Fitting an e-collar.
Have a great day! ~Deanna
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