Karen Lynch, Instructor and Tracy Kaper, Teacher Assistant
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.
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
- The median pay for Animal Care and Service Workers is $23,160 a year.
- The median pay for Veterinarians is $90,420 a year.
- The median pay for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians is $33,400 a year.
- The median pay for Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers is $26,140 a year. 19% growth rate between 2016-2026.