Developed in collaboration with Elanco, the Veterinary Medical Applications Certification provides students with a solid understanding of veterinary science and veterinary medical applications.



Certification Overview

The Veterinary Medical Applications Certification features demonstrations and materials from practicing veterinarians working with both small and large animals. The certification consists of 22 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.

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Brad Williams, D.V.M., MBA
Beef Technical Consultant


  • Agricultural Science
  • Health Science


  • Understand clinical terminology and veterinary terms including abbreviations and symbols.
  • Demonstrate appropriate animal handling and animal care skills in a variety of animal behavioral situations.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of vital signs, blood sampling and injection methods.
  • Identify characteristics of healthy animals and recognize examples of abnormalities and how they relate to associated problems and illnesses.
  • Understand the proper procedures used in processing blood and urine specimens, preparing microscope slides and performing common laboratory tests.
  • Demonstrate the skills, protocol and procedures involved in the pre-surgical, post-surgical and therapeutic care.
  • Identify medications, calculate dosages, complete a prescription label and explain the handling and distribution, protocol and laws for controlled substances.


  • Animals & Society
  • Animals in Research
  • Veterinary Laws & Ethics
  • Common Veterinary Medical Equipment
  • Veterinary Medical Terms & Terminology
  • Basic Canine & Feline Anatomy
  • External Anatomy of Livestock: Terms & Terminology
  • Circulatory & Respiratory Systems
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine, Immune & Integumentary Systems
  • Nervous, Skeletal & Muscular Systems
  • Animal Behavior
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Animal Handling & Identification
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Vital Signs
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Blood Samples
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Injections
  • Mathematical Applications in Veterinary Science
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Clinical Examinations
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Laboratory Procedures
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Hospital Procedures
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Surgical Procedures
  • Veterinary Medical Practices: Pharmacology