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/fFrst Aid
    • Animal Agricultural Industry

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    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, which creates the need for animal support personnel, as well as highly-trained individuals in biomedical research. This course will prepare students for entry-level employment in a variety of settings. Graduates who decide to pursue further education and earn a 2- or 4-year college degree can prepare for the New York State Licensed Veterinary Technician exam. These individuals 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

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814

    GC Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814