Small Animal Care
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Target Student: Grades 11 & 12
Course Length: 2 years
Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE
or a combination of CTE and
integrated academic credit for
career and financial management
and science
 
Bohlen Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
Sackett Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
Veterinary Practices
 
 
Instructor at Bohlen Center:
Justin Hall     Email: jhall@boces.com
 
Instructor at Sackett Center:
Blake Place      Email: bplace@boces.com
Veterinary Practices (Bohlen & Sackett Career & Tech Centers)

The two-year Veterinary Practices program at BOCES is your opportunity to explore the many career options in the field of animal science. Through a blending of a strong academic component with rigorous hands-on work, you’ll gain the insight into the skills necessary for success in small animal care. You’ll be using the tools of the trade, including diagnostic equipment and grooming tools, as you work with dogs, cats, pocket pets, lab animals, livestock, equines and exotic species. Internships with local agencies are also part of the experience. Coursework in biology and/or chemistry is strongly recommended.

 

Sample units of study

  • Animal handling and restraint
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pet emergency care
  • Reproductive management
  • Basic grooming
  • Exotics and large animals
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Animal rights and welfare

Career opportunities

  • Veterinary assistant or technician
  • Kennel assistant
  • Zoo keeper
  • Laboratory technician
  • Groomer
  • Agricultural services
  • Animal handler

College partners

  • Jefferson County Community College
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Alfred
 Small Animal Care
 
 
 

 

Last Modified on October 21, 2016
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