About the 4-H Veterinary Science Project

Learn all about animal health care and animal anatomy and physiology, as well as careers in the veterinary science field!


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Veterinary Science Project Manuals

You can learn more about veterinary science by completing one of the project activity guides, based on your skill level:

Project manuals may also be available to purchase at the Marion County Extension office, and older editions of manuals (if available) are free. Contact us to ask about availability!

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

You can create a poster or notebook project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working on your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase.

Exhibit Guidelines

Score Cards

Advancing to the State Fair

  • Yes! Veterinary science project exhibits from 4-H members grades 3 and up may advance to the State Fair.

Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)


  • Research a topic related to veterinary science and then present a poster about what you learned to educate others. Ideas include: what a veterinarian does, visiting a veterinarian’s office, about an exotic animal (e.g., elephant, penguin, alligator), or signs that your animal is sick. A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
  • Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.

More Veterinary Science Project Resources