Pathways Innovation Center Provides Students The Opportunity To Earn Veterinary Medical Application Certification!

Pathways Innovation Center was recently recognized for their dedication and commitment to providing students with the opportunity to earn Veterinary Medical Applications Certification. 

iCEV is the online platform that provides curriculum for CTE areas and it acts as a platform for many industry certifications including the Veterinary Medical Applications certification Pathways offers. Elanco is the specific industry partner that developed the test students at Pathways take to earn certifications. (

Students currently enrolled in the Veterinary/Ag Science program at Pathways Innovation Center are working diligently towards obtaining their certifications. 

Students in the Veterinary Science program at Pathways work their way through mock case studies starting with a real animal and physical exam. Students are provided mock symptoms to investigate and then work to determine the body system(s) affected. An in-depth study of the body system includes analyzing the diseases associated with the symptoms, identifying tests needed to verify the disease, and then a determination of the medications needed to treat the disease. Final steps include students formally diagnosis the animal and developing a mock treatment plan and billing statement which they review with the client.

Veterinary and Ag Science teacher, Wendy Pollock, stresses the importance of providing students with opportunities to obtain industry-standard certifications, “Certifications indicate to our business and industry partners that our students have dedicated themselves to gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in their chosen field of study. Students are able to show potential employers they have knowledge of the industry and are ready to go to work. In addition, many students are working towards a career in the veterinary field and these certifications have given them a leg up on gaining the knowledge they need to pursue degrees at the postsecondary level. I am extremely proud of all of the students for working hard and earning their certifications.”

NCSD students who have previously earned certifications include:

2017-18 Academic Year

  • Esmeralda Cortez 
  • Erin Wnuk
  • Hope Madden
  • Carissa Jacobsen

2018-19 Academic Year

  • Torena Pike
  • Riley Kennedy 
  • Cole Maser 
  • Annette Pasley 
  • Carlice Cutright 
  • Kaitlyn Snyder
  • Cheradyn Kettley
  • Brooklyn Wistisen
  • Hadlee Hollinger
  • Kyle Blaney

Pathways Innovation Center (P.I.C.) is an extension of Natrona County’s high school system. Pathways courses of study include college–preparatory curriculum, industry certifications, portfolio development, and internships. 


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