• Image of a small, fluffy, smiling dog getting groomed by students
  • Image of turtle getting fed green leafy food
  • Image of big black dog getting groomed in salon by 3 female students
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This is a two-year program for high school juniors and seniors
  • Explore animal science including animal care and control, clinical procedures and terminology, disease prevention, and grooming
  • Work side by side with professionals in the daily care and health of animals
  • Develop office management and support skills while providing excellent customer service
  • Internships
  • Job Placement
  • Scholarships
Career Opportunities: 
  • Animal control officer
  • Animal cruelty investigator
  • Animal research
  • Aquarium/aviary worker
  • Assistant veterinary technician
  • Boarding kennel worker
  • Groomer, brusher and bather
  • Obedience instructor
  • Pet store manager
  • Veterinary receptionist
Additional Information: 

Academic requirements are biology and science.


High attendance is critical to animal care; students mst be able to lift 25 pounds or more, and work with and handle a wide variety of small animals.


Students in this program belong to Animal Care FFA. It provides opportunities for competition, leadership and community service projects.


Animal Care students groom dogs as a public service. For an appointment, call Instructor Amber Long at 330-669-7066.