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vetTarpon Springs High School
1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs
(727) 943-4900

To attend this program, parents must submit an online application during the Application Period. The Application Period usually takes place in January.


This academy offers a rigorous, relevant, integrated curriculum featuring an emphasis on hands-on practical and problem-solving learning. Students operate a doggy day care, groom animals, and serve as surgical assistants to veterinarians during live animal surgery in the on-site surgical suite. This academy prepares students for careers in:
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary day care
  • Grooming and agility
  • Veterinary technology
Typical career paths include, but are not limited to:
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary surgical assistant
  • Veterinary technician
  • Veterinary technologist
  • Research
  • Zoo
  • Aquariums
  • Farms