Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification

The Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification verifies the competencies needed to achieve employability within the veterinary science field and is transferable to health and animal science fields.


Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by Elanco, a global company developing products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 90 countries. Due to their leadership in the field of animal science, employers — veterinarians, animal health-care providers, zoologists, feed sales/consultants, sales representatives, livestock farm managers/herdsman, etc.— recognize the value behind the Elanco brand.

The certification validates the knowledge and skills necessary to begin animal health care 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. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.


Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – significantly faster than the projected seven percent average job growth for all occupations. Nearly 18,000 new veterinary technicians will be needed to fill these jobs.

Related Occupations

  • Veterinary Technologists & Technicians
  • Veterinarians
  • Animal Caretakers

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:


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
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Immune System
  • Integumentary System
  • Nervous System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System



Veterinary Medical Practices 

  • Animal Handling & Restraint
  • Vital Signs
  • Blood Samples
  • Injections
  • Clinical Examinations
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Pharmacology


Veterinary Terms & Terminology


Animal Welfare & Behavior


Anatomy & Physiology


Veterinary Medical Practices


See It In Action

Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification Prepares Students for Career Success

Students at Bartlett Yancey High School are expanding their technical knowledge of veterinary medicine while also building their practical skills in real-world settings.

Learn more about this innovative course.


Optional Certification Preparation Materials

The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.

Multimedia Presentations

Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.

Interactive Coursework


iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.

Featured Support Letters

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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 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, people and the planet.

"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

Employer Certification Verification

If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: customersupport@icevonline.com or 1-800-922-9965.