Middleburgh students competing in the NYS FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event made it to the finals. FFA members Cameryn Shultes, a junior at MHS, and sophomores: Julia Bingham, Emily Seaman, and Jackson Hughes-Charboneau worked as a team to prove their technical knowledge and practical skills in veterinary science. “I am really proud of how hard the students worked. They ended up placing 11th out of the 27 teams registered,” said FFA advisor Carmen Fagnani. The team will compete in the finals this Friday, May 7th.
The FFA Veterinary Science Career Development competition had 4 parts:
- 50-question test about general animal anatomy and physiology, equipment, breeds, and procedures.
- Perform a common veterinary procedure in front of judges, explaining what they are doing as they do it.
- Given a current veterinary issue in which they must draft a team response using their knowledge of the veterinary medicine and current affairs.
- Math practicum, where students have to calculate dosages and medications.
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