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Small Animal Management

To be prepared for careers in the field of animal science, students need to enhance academic knowledge and skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Suggested small animals which may be included in the course of study include, but are not limited to, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, avian, dogs, and cats.


Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of responsible small animal ownership.
  2. Learn the hazards associated with working in the small animal industry.
  3. Evaluate current topics in animal rights and animal welfare..
  4. Know the care and management requirements for a variety of small animals.
  5. Examine career opportunities in small animal care.
  6. Learn the employability characteristics of a successful employee.
  7. Develop a supervised agriculture experience program as it relates to agriculture, food, and natural resources. 

During the 1st 6weeks we will be discussing the following items:

Animal Rights VS Animal Welfare

Safety when working with small animals

Proper handling of small animals (emphasis on Canine)