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Small Animal Care

  • 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
  • National Associate of Veterinary Technicians in America – Approved Veterinary Assistant
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 Hour General Industry
CT2Available at All Ohio Post-Secondary Institutions that Offer a Similar Course

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CTASM001 Introduction to Animal Science - 3 Semester Hours
 

Junior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Government: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits
English: 1 High School Credit
Math: 1 High School Credit
Science: 1 High School Credit


Drug Free Clubs of Ohio
Drug Free Clubs of Ohio is a voluntary club that students can choose to participate in which gives them an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office. 

National Honor Society
The National  Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize  outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS  serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the  areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These  characteristics have been associated with membership in the  organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.  Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society is  outlined in the Student Handbook. 

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work on an as-needed basis as various events are held throughout the year.

To be a good Student Ambassadors you must have:

  • Good grades and be on track for a Career-Technical Certificate
  • Outstanding Attendance
  • Signature of recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor
  • Signature of permission from parent or guardian
  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events
Youth Philanthropy Board 
Youth Philanthropy Board is a select group of students who will have the opportunity to learn about community indicators. develop critical thinking & leadership skills. connect with community leaders. 
To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student's grades, discipline, and attendance. 

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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