Elanco is proud to provide students with industry certification opportunities designed to better prepare the next generation of animal health care career employees. Congratulations to the 5,400 plus students across 25 states who have already earned an Elanco certification, tested for on the iCEV platform.
The Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification was developed to address the need for formal training opportunities to help fulfill the more than 500 job classifications (American Society of Animal Science) within the animal science industry.
The certification addresses industry valued and accepted standards produced by Elanco, and the certification serves as a validation of knowledge and skills needed to enter a variety of animal science and husbandry related fields. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter highly-specialized roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to connect with more skilled candidates.
“I have several students who are now working for local veterinarians and livestock operations as a direct result of their receiving the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification.”
Adair County High School
General Animal Science
Origin & Evolution of Livestock
Terms & Terminology (beef, dairy, horse, sheep, goat, swine, poultry)
Meat Inspection Regulations
Animal Microgenetics (cell division, embryo development, structure/composition of genes)
Breeding Systems (grading up, crossbreeding, inbreeding, linebreeding)
Breeding Methods (pen, stud, artificial insemination, embryo transfer)
Animal Health & Wellness
Common Diseases (nutritional, bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal, genetic)
Common Parasites (internal, external)
Basic Surgical Procedures (dehorning, castration, tail docking, teeth clipping, lancing)
Injection Methods (intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous)
Injection & Vaccination Rules and Regulations
Digestive Systems (ruminant, monogastric)
Digestive Requirements & Nutritional Needs (ruminant, monogastric)
Feeds & Additives
Hays & Legumes
Animal Management Practices (beef cattle, sheep, goat, swine)
Handling & Equipment
Nutrition & Health
Selection & Breeding
The Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification was developed to address the need for qualified individuals passionate about transforming animal health and maintaining the well-being of our food supply and pets.
The certification addresses industry valued and accepted standards produced by Elanco, and the certification serves as a validation of the knowledge and skills needed to enter a variety of animal-health care careers. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter highly-specialized roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to connect with more skilled candidates.
“In a market flooded with bachelor’s degrees, this program creates a pipeline of skilled workers, giving the students an added advantage should they choose to further their education and either pursue a veterinary technician certification or D.V.M. degree.”
Jessica D. Thomas, D.V.M.
College Avenue Animal Clinic
Veterinary Terms & Terminology
Laws & Ethics
Word Structure & Abbreviations
Medical Equipment Identification
Animal Welfare & Behavior
Animal Roles in Society
Animal Rights & Animal Welfare
Animal Research Laws, Policies & Regulations
Anatomy & Physiology
External Anatomy (cats, dogs, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses)
Veterinary Medical Applications
Animal Handling & Restraint
Laboratory Procedures (blood, fecal, urine exams; cultures, sensitivity tests)
Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com.