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VETERINARY ASSISTANT - new course to be offered in 2016-2017

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students learn animal science and the care of animals, including the fundamentals of companion animal species and breeds, behavior and training, animal anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and safety. This course will develop students' understanding of animal reproduction, animal ethics and welfare issues, animal health, veterinary medicine, veterinary office practices, and animal services to humans. Students develop basic skills and techniques for assisting the veterinarian/technician in the following areas: handling large and small animals, grooming animals/caring for coats, feeding animals, and maintaining equipment and facilities. Career exploration will focus on veterinarian, veterinary lab technicians, office lab assistant, small animal production, research lab assistant, and animal nutrition lab technician. Since FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEPs) are integral components of this course, students are required to maintain SAEP's and be a member of the FFA while participating in activities of the FFA organization. Students will be encouraged to volunteer at local veterinary offices and/or animal shelters.

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Wilco Area Career Center 500 Wilco Blvd Romeoville, IL  60446

815.838.6941

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