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Supporting an Emerging Workforce Interested in Raising Awareness About Global Food Security and Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond Through Industry Certification

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.

 

Available Certifications


 

Fundamentals of
Animal Science Certification

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.

CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW

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.” 

Kirby Hancock
Agriculture Educator
Adair County High School 

INDUSTRY STANDARD OBJECTIVES
 

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General Animal Science
Origin & Evolution of Livestock
Terms & Terminology (beef, dairy, horse, sheep, goat, swine, poultry)
External Anatomy
Meat Inspection Regulations
Harvesting Process

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Animal Breeding
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)
Cloning

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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

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Animal Nutrition
Digestive Systems (ruminant, monogastric)
Digestive Requirements & Nutritional Needs (ruminant, monogastric)
Balanced Rations
Feeds & Additives
Hays & Legumes

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Animal Management Practices (beef cattle, sheep, goat, swine)
Production Systems
Handling & Equipment
Nutrition & Health
Selection & Breeding
Management Practices

 


Veterinary Medical
Applications Certification

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.

CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW

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

INDUSTRY STANDARD OBJECTIVES
 

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Veterinary Terms & Terminology
Laws & Ethics
Word Structure & Abbreviations
Medical Equipment Identification
Mathematical Applications

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Animal Welfare & Behavior
Animal Roles in Society
Animal Rights & Animal Welfare
Animal Protection
Animal Research Laws, Policies & Regulations
Animal Behavior

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Anatomy & Physiology
External Anatomy (cats, dogs, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses)
Circulatory System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Endocrine System
Immune System
Integumentary System
Nervous System
Skeletal System
Muscular System

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Veterinary Medical Applications
Animal Handling & Restraint
Vital Signs
Blood Samples
Injections
Clinical Examinations
Laboratory Procedures (blood, fecal, urine exams; cultures, sensitivity tests)
Hospital Procedures
Surgical Procedures
Pharmacology

About Elanco

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.

"These certifications will equip the next generation of animal science professionals with the foundational knowledge they need to advance in the industry."

Todd Armstrong
Todd Armstrong Beef Business Director
Elanco