This class introduces students to skills necessary to perform jobs for small animal kennels, animal day care facilities, pet stores and animal clinics. The topics of study include small animal management animal ethics and law small animal assistant skills veterinary terminology career developement. Students will participate in off campus field trips to veterinary clinics, specialized veterinary clinics, boarding kennels, humane societies, pet stores, animal breeder, feed stores, local groomers and other sites related to the class curriculum. First year students may qualify for ACT Kennel Maintenance Principles Certification and ACT Veterinary Receptionist Certification. Second year students may qualify for CVMA (Colorado Veterinary Medical Association) Certified Veterinary Assistant certification. Students also earn high school math and science credits.