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Philosophy Statement

We believe in the power of experiential education through agriculture to produce effective and global citizens, making a unique difference in the local community.


Ag Career Academy

Newton High School launches its first career academy in the Fall of 2018. The academy focuses on groups of sophomore students and junior students, who take their core academics along with an agriculture class together and learn how agriculture impacts our lives through the instruction in their classes. 

     Ag Academy Application

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Featured Business - Newton Animal Hospital

Newton Animal Hospital, in Newton, Kansas, opened in June 2006. However, it has a long history in the Newton community. The hospital was formed by merging two long-time Newton veterinary clinics – Town and Country Animal Clinic and All Pets Veterinary Clinic. The new facility enhances the tradition of quality care by offering state-of-the-art veterinary services and a caring health care team. In addition to dogs and cats, our veterinarians treat horses, goats, and sheep.


Newton Animal Hospital
Vet with dog

Quick Facts


Students that will be sophomores or juniors in the 2020-21 school year


The career academy teaches academics through the lens of agriculture


The academy started in the 2018-19 school year


Students will attend classes at NHS and visit local businesses for career shadows and internships


To offer a model of instruction to meet the needs of students


Download the application or pick up one from your counselor

Career Feature

Become a Vet Tech! Veterinary Technicians are responsible for the well-being of animals. They work hand-in-hand with veterinarians providing the essential medical procedures to ensure that animals are healthy.


What responsibilities will I have?

  • Provide health care for pets, livestock, zoo, sporting and or laboratory animals
  • Examine animals to determine nature of illness or injury
  • Perform laboratory tests such as urinalysis and blood counts
  • Expose and develop x rays and radiographs
  • Treat injuries for pets and or farm animals
  • Assist veterinarian in treatments and surgeries
  • Advise animal owners of animal care and feeding
  • Responsible for ensuring sanitary measures before, during and after all procedures
  • Operate medical equipment
  • Stock and maintain medicines and supplies
  • Euthanize animals when necessary
  • Provide prevention care to maintain animal health
  • Communicate with the veterinarian about the progress of animal treatments and recovery
  • Document for each specific animal treated

What education and training is required?

An associate’s degree in veterinary technology or animal science, more research based positions may require a bachelor’s degree.


To pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician:

The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science and biology, chemistry, physical science, and mathematics.


Typical Employers: 

Veterinary clinics, university research farms, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, animal control facilities and wildlife preserves.


Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Veterinary Technicians is expected to be excellent.