If you’re interested in the health and welfare of dogs, cats, horses and other creatures, and if you want to gain a scientific understanding of animal care, this course is for you. You’ll learn about animal physiology, pharmacology, behavioral issues and more. We’ll teach you how to assist in emergency care and physical exams, perform lab tests, prevent and treat common diseases and disorders, administer medications, nurse orphaned and wild animals and more.

All textbooks and study materials are included with your tuition.

Career Profile

Animal care specialists perform a myriad of duties in veterinary clinics, such as admitting sick and injured animals for treatment; administering first aid; recording vital signs; comforting surgical patients; coordinating boarding schedules; ordering supplies and more. Veterinary skills are also useful in:

Breeding businesses
Animal shelters
Grooming shops
Animal welfare groups
Pet stores* Theme parks
More than 50-million U.S. households own one or more companion animals. The increasing affluence of pet owners and their willingness to pay for advanced care will raise demand for trained veterinary specialists. As such, employment in this field is expected to grow much faster than average through 2012.
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