Animal Care

  • Student clips the nails of an adorable puppy.

    Barry Tech | Natural and AgriculturalAnimal Care in Long Island

  • About This Course

    Students in this course are exposed to a wide range of animal-related careers. These careers include grooming, veterinary science, animal behavior and training, and laboratory/pet shop animal care. Students are given the opportunity to experience hands-on learning and training in the classroom as well as in various work-based learning facilities.

  • Students Will Learn:

    • Grooming
    • Parasitology
    • Animal Behavior
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Animal Diseases 
    • Veterinary Assistant Skills
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Animal Agricultural Industry

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

  • Career Opportunities

    The pet industry is expanding, and the emphasis is on preventive health measures such as proper vaccination, nutrition, and grooming. This course will prepare students for entry-level employment in a variety of settings. Graduates who pursue further education and earn a 2- or 4-year college degree can prepare for the New York State Licensed Veterinary Technician exam. Students may also decide to pursue studies in veterinary science, agricultural studies, biology, or business management. Typical job titles in the field of animal care include veterinary assistant, licensed veterinary technician, pet bather/fluffer/groomer, dog trainer, pet shop manager, animal technologist, veterinarian, and agricultural manager.

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

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