Animal Management

Program Overview

The Animal Management program will train you in the skills necessary to be a vet assistant working side-by-side with professional veterinary team members. Veterinary assistants play a vital role in the daily activities in a veterinary setting. They assist veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians with every aspect of animal care, such as feeding, bathing, and exercising animals; clean and sterilize exam/operating rooms/equipment; administer medications; properly restrain patients for blood/urine collection; perform lab tests; and maintain patient charts. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for the Approved Veterinary Assistant exam, sponsored by NAVT.

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What you will learn

  • Animal Health

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology

  • Companion Animal Selection

  • Veterinary Science

  • Zoo and Aquarium

Career Pathways

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • Veterinarian

  • Pet Groomer

  • Zoologist 

  • Zookeeper

  • Pet Store Retailer

  • Pet Store Manager

  • Animal Trainer

  • Animal Breeder

  • Animal Scientist

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What else do I need to know?


Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112

Program Length

This is a two-year program designed for juniors and seniors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

 Students that enroll in this program participate in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) career-technical student organization. FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Meet your instructor

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Tarrah Johnson