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Madison graduate makes history

Joe with a dog at the vet officeRecent Madison High School graduate Joe Trinidad left the Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) with a huge advantage on his way to becoming a veterinarian.

Joe pursued his Certified Veterinary Assistant certification in high school and has been working at a vet clinic for the past few years. He took advantage of the opportunity to hone his skills at the clinic and at AMP and it paid off.

There are three levels when it comes to receiving this certification. Level 1 requires 300 clinic hours, 200 classroom hours and skills and written tests. Level 2 and Level 3 each require an additional 1,000 hours in the clinic.

Joe is the first student in AMP history to receive his Level 2 certification and the first in Texas to receive his Level 3 certification! He’ll be attending Texas A&M University in Kingsville this fall and will major in Animal Science, Pre-Vet.

Way to go, Joe!

The Animal Science program at AMP teaches students how to apply biology and life science to real-world life processes of animals and wildlife in a wide variety of settings. Visit to learn more about the program.

Posted by Lila Stanley
Posted on 7-11-22