Monacan High and the Health Professions and Therapies Specialty Center will house a new veterinary science program that will open to students in 2026.

Veterinary science is currently offered at both campuses of the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, but both sites consistently have long waiting lists. Adding a third site will help Chesterfield County Public Schools meet student demand, which in turn will help meet marketplace demand in this growing field. Each veterinary science program enrolls 40 students each school year.

A $500,000 grant that the Chesterfield Education Foundation received from the Community Foundation will initially fund the program expansion. The four-year grant will cover planning, renovation of an existing classroom, setup and curriculum preparation.