If you are between the ages of 13-16, considering a career in the veterinary industry, and want to understand the different roles that are available as options, then this course may be for you. In this hands-on course, you will become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of:
- Veterinary Medical Receptionists
- Veterinary Technical Assistants
- Animal Health Technologists
- Non-veterinary animal care facilities
You will learn some basics of animal care & first aid:
- Animal Behavior, Safety, Handling & Restraint
- General Animal Health Assessment & Physical Exams
- Basic First Aid
- Bandaging Techniques
If you have thought about pursuing a career related to animal health, but are not sure what options are available to you, or which options might be the best fit for you, this course will help get you the information you need in order to choose a direction. The instructor and guest speakers will give you a great idea of the role each veterinary team member plays, and you'll enjoy the hands-on time in the afternoon with our cuddly animals!
Each day you will spend some time in the classroom in the morning, then doing hands-on learning in the afternoon. One day there will be a field trip (bus transportation & lunch included) to visit and tour some state-of-the-art animal care facilities.