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4-H Veterinary Science Project

October 23, 2019
Vet Science

The 4-H Veterinary Science Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that helps them learn more about the Veterinary Science profession and opportunities for careers in animal health. Subjects such as general health care, physiology, anatomy and careers are presented in the curricular materials and through state workshops. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision making and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Veterinary Science Project.

Level 1 (grades 3-5)

 Level 2 (grades 6-8)

Level 3 (grades 9-12)




State 4-H Vet Science Website

Veterinary 1: From Airedales to Zebras (grades 3-5)

Veterinary 2: All Systems Go! (grades 6-8)

Veterinary 3: On the Cutting Edge (grades 9-12)

***Manuals can be purchased online at the Education Store or the Lake County Extension office

SCORECARDS can be found online through the state website link above

Unit II Veterinary Science Reference

General Exhibit Requirements

Manual Required (3 Activities)

See “General Rules” for poster requirements. All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Level Requirements

Level 1 (grades 3-5): Exhibit a poster related to Chapter 1, 2, or 3.

Level 2 (grades 6-8): Design and exhibit a poster, display, or quiz board related to chapter 1, 2, or 3. Display or quiz board should be no larger than 36x36x36”.

Level 3 (grades 9-12), choose one:

  1. Develop and assemble a teaching aid. Display teaching aid and a two-page typed report.
  2. Develop a project in conjunction with a veterinarian. Display the project with a report of the results, recommendations, findings, and conclusions.
  3. Write a one-page outline of a workshop or demonstration you presented.


Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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