Degrees will often be for Animal Science with a companion animal concentration.
· Associate’s Degree (2 years)
· Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
· Master’s Degree (Varies)
· Doctorate Degree (Varies)
Prepares students for a wide spectrum of animal management and care including welfare, behavior, training, veterinary care, health, nutrition, and physiology. This curriculum often balances science-based principles to hands-on experience with animals. Students often pursue small animal veterinarian career paths.
Coursework may cover the following areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Genetics, Companion Animal Science, Biology, Chemistry, Reproduction, Behavior and Training, Laboratory Methods, Animal Systems Management
Potential Career Paths
· Animal handling experience
· Veterinary school with proper pre-requisites
· Internship or work experience related to animal agriculture