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Small Animal Management


Ms. Hali Russell

Room: 833


Class Periods: 2nd-3rd, 5th and 8th

Course Description:

This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop skills regarding career opportunities. Suggested small animals which may be included in the course o study include, but are not limited to, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, avian, dogs, and cats.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry.
  2. The student develops a supervised agriculture experience program.
  3. The student describes the importance of responsible small animal ownership.
  4. The student learns the hazards associated with working in the small animal industry.
  5. The student evaluates current topics in animal rights and animal welfare.
  6. The student knows the care and management requirements for a variety of small animals.
  7. The student examines career opportunities in small animal care.

General Course Outline:

  1. Supervised Agricultural Experiences
  2. Community Service and Leadership Development
  3. Introduction to Small Animal Management
  4. Small Animals
  5. Industry Regulations, Compliance, and Workplace Safety
  6. Animal Rights and Welfare
  7. Basic Care of Small Animals
  8. Small Animal Pests and Disease
  9. Career Development
  10. Professional Development