Animal Science

Instructor: Karen Lynch (karen.lynch@wflboces.org)
Teacher Assistant: Tracy Kaper (tracy.kaper@wflboces.org)
315-589-2642

Program Goal: The Animal Science program prepares students for a wide range of careers related to the animal care industry.

Curriculum: Students receive instruction in veterinary care, nutrition, animal anatomy, physiology and animal behavior. The classroom houses many domestic and exotic pets. Students operate a grooming parlor that is used as a learning model for the handling and caretaking of animals. During their junior year, students may apply for the New Vision Veterinary Assistant program.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Handling and Restraints
  • Animal Medicine
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Applied Animal Genetics
  • Basic Grooming
  • Breed Identification
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Pet First Aid
  • Veterinary Terminology

Dual Credit: SUNY Morrisville State College (ANSC 100, Animal Science and Industry)

Articulation Agreement: SUNY Cobleskill (ANSC 140-Small Animal Management)

Job Outlook (US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook):