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

Elanco is proud to provide individuals with industry certification opportunities designed to prepare the next generation of animal health care career employees. Congratulations to the 7,500 plus students across 30 states who have already earned an Elanco certification, tested for on the iCEV platform.

The Elanco industry certifications allow employers to connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.

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 within the animal science industry.


The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Elanco and verifies individuals have acquired the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the animal science industry. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a wide variety ofroles within one of the largest industries in the world.

“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 



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


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)


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


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


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 food and companion animals.


The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Elanco and validates the knowledge and skills necessary to begin animal health careers. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a variety of roles within the veterinary, animal science and health industries.

“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
Mathematical Applications


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


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


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

About Elanco

Elanco 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, Elanco rigorously innovates to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. Elanco is driven by their vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, peopleand the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com.

"Career opportunities within animal health are more vast and evolving than ever before. It is key for students to understand the dynamics of this highly innovative space and get real-world training from experts in the field. 

Eric Schilling
Director of Learning & Development