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Small Animal Care

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  • Explore the science of veterinary medicine including animal care, disease prevention, and clinical procedures
  • Care for small animals such as birds, dogs, rabbits, and reptiles alongside a veterinary professional
  • Develop and apply professional dog grooming and animal care techniques
CAREER FOCUS: Prepared for advanced certification, immediate employment, and further education

College Credit ~ Scholarships ~ Early Job Placement
 
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  • National Associate of Veterinary Technicians in America – Approved Veterinary Assistant
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 Hour General Industry 
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CTASM001 Introduction to Animal Science - 3 Semester Hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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Junior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Government: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 3 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit
Science: 1 High School Credit

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  • Drug Free Clubs of America
  • National Honor Society
  • FFA
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Youth Philanthropy Board 
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Animal Trainers

Ohio Annual Salary $25,550 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $12.28 /hour

Education Required High School Diploma

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.  

 

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Ohio Annual Salary $31,440 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $15.12 /hour

Education Required Associate’s Degree

Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery. 

 

Veterinarian

Ohio Annual Salary $92,090 /year

Ohio Hourly Wage   $44.27 /hour

Education Required Doctoral or Professional Degree

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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