Small Animal Care
    Quick look
    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