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  • Course description
    Sheridan’s Animal Care Program prepares you to work as part of a professional team in such locations as veterinary clinics, shelters, grooming businesses, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, dog daycare facilities, pet shops, zoos and other such animal facilities.

    In the program you will study such subjects as animal anatomy, nutrition, domestic animal science, exotic animal science, animal grooming, animal nursing procedures and animal handling.

    The Animal Care Program is ideal for you if you have a technical interest in animals, are patient, conscientious, attentive to detail, highly motivated and dedicated.

    The Sheridan Animal Centre, where many lab activities will take place, is accredited by the Canadian Council on Animal Care with a Good Animal Practice Certification (GAP).

    You can expect to work with live animals under supervision to demonstrate and practice skills such as:
    • Handling and restraint techniques
    • Animal husbandry
    • Feeding
    • Grooming
    • Veterinary simulation exercises
    CODE     TITLE     CREDITS
             
    Term 1        
    SCIE 13796     Animal Grooming     3
    NURS 13796     Animal Nursing Fundamentals     3
    SCIE 18263     Animal Centre Duty     3
    SCIE 13636     Domestic Animal Science     3
    PHIL 18836     Animal Ethics     3
    COMM 19999     Essential Communication Skills     3
    SCIE 18634     Animal Facility Management     2
             
    Total:         19
             
    Term 2        
    SCIE 10009     Exotic Animal Science        3
    FLPL 14092     Field Placement     4
    ANAT 14717     Animal Anatomy and Physiology     3
    GNED     General Education Elective (Intensive or Distance)     3
    SCIE 26693     Clinical Operations     3
    SCIE 25142     Animal Wellness     3
    SCIE 26529     Advanced Grooming Lab     2
             
    Total:         21
             

    Note: Courses subject to change.

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