Animal Science

Karen Lynch, Instructor and Tracy Kaper, Teacher Assistant
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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

Job Outlook

  • 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.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Animal Care and Service Workers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Veterinarians

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers