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Veterinary Assisting Students Excel in FFA

Posted on: May 11, 2021
Two women standing in front of the Veterinary Assisting Sign

Veterinary Assisting students from Harrison High School and Diamond Oaks Career campus showed that they’re among the best in the state during Ohio FFA competition this year.

Students took comprehensive online tests to show their knowledge and skill online event this year.  The tests included identifying breeds of animals, birds, and reptiles; identifying medical and surgical equipment from a list of more than 300 items; identifying parasites; and describing the best ways to handle, care for, and treat a variety of animals. 

The Diamond Oaks Veterinary Assisting juniors placed 7th out of 36 teams statewide in the Animal Management event.  Individually, Abby Nebolsky of Harrison was 30th out of 241 Ohio competitors.

The team of seniors finished 25th out of 64 Ohio teams in the Veterinary Science category.  Nicole Rehn of Harrison was 137th out of 357.  As a junior, Rehn was 12th in Ohio in Animal Management.

The Veterinary Assisting program is offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses at the Diamond Oaks, Live Oaks, and Scarlet Oaks campuses.  Students can earn professional credentials to work in veterinary offices, kennels, research laboratories, and animal surgical hospitals.