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Small Animal Care
Course Description: Small Animal Care contains objectives to prepare students for careers in managing and caring for specialty and companion animals. As our population raises more specialty and companion animals for production purposes and personal value, careers that work with these animals in a safe environment will continue to expand.

In this course students will:
  1. Evaluate the history, classification, domestication and importance of the small animal industry.
  2. Demonstrate safety techniques within the small animal industry
  3. Evaluate responsible pet ownership.
  4. Discuss issues regarding the small animal care industry.
  5. Analyze small animal nutrition and digestive systems.
  6. Evaluate breeds, characteristics, care, feeding and health of dogs and cats.
  7. Evaluate breeds, characteristics, care, feeding and health of rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs.
  8. Evaluate breeds, characteristics, care, feeding and health of hamsters, rats, mice, gerbils, and ferrets.
  9. Evaluate breeds, characteristics, care, feeding and health of birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.
  10. Integrate academic competencies with small animal care.
  11. Demonstrate premier leadership and personal growth needed for careers in animal care.

 

 

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