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Small Animal Science

female student with dogA two-year program based on Industry Standards from National Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources. The Cornell University Veterinary Curriculum is used as the guide for developing topics to be covered. The program is integrated with ELA and math aligned to NYS Next Generation Standards.
Topics covered are:
  • Personal Safety & Animal Handling
  • Animal Roles in Society
  • Issues in the Animal Industry
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Care & Management of Species: Small Animals, Exotic Animals
  • Microbiology
  • Biosecurity
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Various Body Systems: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine, Immune
  • Animal Reproduction & Genetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Parasitology
  • Physical Exams
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Office Management
  • Laws & Ethics
Certifications & EndorsementsTechnical Assessment: 
  • NOCTI Small Animal Science & Technology or Precision Small Companion Animal Science
  • OSHA 10
  • Cat and Dog First Aid (American Red Cross)
  • Groomer (not certified)
vet with kittenFuture Possibilities
  • Preparation for studies in Veterinary Science
  • Preparation for Veterinary Technician Degree
  • Preparation for Veterinary Assistant Certification
  • Veterinary Office Receptionist/Office Staff
  • Small Business Owner
  • Groomer
  • Trainer