Veterinary Science

  • About This Course

    In this course, students can turn their love for animals into a career and embark on an exciting career path in veterinary medicine, where they can put their knowledge and compassion into practice. Students will develop the skills necessary to work with both small and large animals, ranging from laboratory animals to exotics. Students will learn how to assist licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians in the various clinical and technical aspects of animal care as well as in laboratory and diagnostic testing techniques and procedures. They will gain real-life, hands-on experience in a classroom that functions as a veterinary clinic and surgical suite. 

  • About This Course

    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Parasitology 
    • Bereavement Counseling
    • Veterinary Medical Terminology 
    • Pharmacology
    • Animal Diseases 
    • Animal Behavior Ethics 

  • Course Available: Grades 11–12
    Course Length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible 
    Placement: Regular
    Location: Barry Tech

    Instructor: Michael Natale

  • Michael Natale - Veterinary Science


    About the Instructor

    Barry Tech Alumni, Mr. Natale has been involved in Veterinary Medicine for over 10yrs. After graduating from Barry Tech, Mr. Natale attend SUNY Delhi and obtained his A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology. After completion, he continued his education and obtained his B.S in Science, Technology, and Sociology with a double minor in Business Management and Economics. His experience in Veterinary Medicine ranges from Primary Care, Specialty Medicine, and Business Leadership. Mr. Natale also holds certifications in BLS/ALS CPR along with Laser Therapy. He currently practices as a per diem LVT and is the Northeast Hiring Manager at Veterinary Emergency Group. 

  • Career Opportunities

    Students who complete this course may find immediate employment as veterinary assistants in a variety of settings, including:

    • Animal Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Research Labs
    • Pharmaceutical Companies
    • Public Health and Agricultural Agencies
    • Pet Industry

    Graduates will also be prepared to pursue further studies in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology and biomedical research.

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

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