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Animal Health Sciences

Animal Health Science will provide students with the opportunity to explore a broad scope of the animal health industry.

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Pre-requisite:  None

This course is designed for students who have an interest in the Animal Health field.  This career exploration course will allow students an opportunity to discover and explore a variety of career options in the animal health industry.  Students will have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field of large animals, marine animals, small animals, exotics, wildlife, animal research etc.  This course is not teacher and curriculum driven. It is a hands on, project based exploratory opportunity for students. Students should be prepared to work with professionals on real-world company based projects. Location of program will be at the Kansas City Zoo.
Students need to be on track for graduation and need a desire to be in an environment that encourages teamwork in a project-based learning setting. Students should have a strong foundation in reading and writing. A passing grade in the core science classes is strongly encouraged.

 

What will you explore?

• Animal Handling Skills • Large Animal Husbandry

• Companion Animal Care • Exotic Animal Care

• Marine Animal Husbandry • Conservation Education

• Native Fisheries & Wildlife Conservation • Veterinarian Fundamentals

• Shelter Animal Care • Professionalism Skills

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

The job outlook for a career in the animal health field should grow between 19-20% by 2026. The 2017 median pay was an annual salary of $33,400. For veterinarians the median annual salary was $90,420 with the top 10% earning more than $159,320. Various careers could also include: zoo keeping, fisheries and wildlife biologist, animal shelter workers, livestock handler, marine biologist, and many more.

 

Dual Credit Opportunities:

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by dual enrollment through Northwest Missouri State University. (Tuition cost is determined by the University). Courses include Profession Based Essentials (1 credit) and Profession-Based Work Experience (1-3 credits).

 

Business Partners:

Some of the Animal Health business partners that you can anticipate working with are:  The Kansas City Zoo, Wayside Waifs, Bayer, KC Sea Life Aquarium, Missouri Conservation, and many many more local partners.

 

Need printable information? 

Animal Health Information Flyer

Animal Health Syllabus

 

Animal Health Newsletters:

2018-2019 School Year:

September 2018

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November 2018

December 2018

February 2019

2017-2018 School Year:

September 2017

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December 2017

January-February 2018

March 2018

April 2018

 

Click here to apply and begin test driving your future career goals in the Animal Health field!

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