Bobbie Jo Donovan

Introduction to Veterinary Science

Bobbie Jo graduated in 2003 from SDSU with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Education. She began her teaching career at Rapid City Stevens High School teaching Agriculture classes. In 2009 she graduated from BHSU with her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a Technology endorsement. In 2016 she transferred to Rapid City Central to teach Agriculture. She taught there for 3 years. Her 16 years teaching Agriculture also allowed her to be an FFA Advisor for Rapid City. Through her duties in classroom and with FFA, Bobbie found an interest and success within FFA in the areas of Agricultural Sales as well as Natural Resources. In 2019 she moved into the role of Rapid City Central Academy Coordinator. This was a new position within the school district where Bobbie has found herself working with Career & Technical Education (CTE) teachers developing curriculum for classes, working with the office of College, Career & Life Readiness, as well as working with local businesses around the Black Hills to offer work-based learning opportunities for students within Rapid City Schools.

Although Bobbie Jo is no longer in the classroom working with students, this new role has allowed her to work more closely with all CTE teachers and areas and help them create curriculum to offer more coursework to the students. It has also allowed her to work with various partners to open up opportunities for students to learn more about career areas. Bobbie Jo is married to Sam and they have 2 daughters who attend Douglas School District. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake and working in her yard and garden.

Course Info:

Bobbie Jo is currently teaching Introduction to Veterinary Science. This course will help familiarize you with the knowledge and skills required for a career in the veterinary industry. Throughout this course you will explore the history of veterinary science, the skills and requirements for a successful career in the veterinary industry, you will explore the physiology and anatomy of animals, learn how to evaluate animal health and determine effective treatment for infectious and noninfectious diseases. You will also learn about zoonotic diseased and the impact of toxin and poison on animal health.