The animal care industry is a rapidly growing segment of today’s business world. Americans love animals; in fact we spend over fifty-five billion dollars a year on our pets. We consider them to be a part of the family, and we treat them accordingly. Our animal-loving ways have created new career opportunities and people who work with animals have plenty of customers.
Through a blending of a strong academic component with rigorous hands-on work, students will gain the insight into the skills necessary for success in the veterinary industry. Students in this program handle and provide care for a variety of animals on a daily basis. The basic hands-on experience gives student comfort and confidence while working around a variety of different animal species. In a lab setting, students learn restraint and handling of animals, specimen collection techniques for laboratory samples, surgical assisting, and preventative health management plans. Students will study animal behavior and training, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.