Train for a rewarding career in animal care
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'll 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
- Veterinary simulation exercises
Get Real-World Experience Through Your Practicum
A popular segment of the Animal Care Program is the two-week placement in an animal facility at the end of your second semester. This practicum gives you valuable frontline experience working with animals and observing their care.
You may qualify for one of a number of academic awards granted each year on the basis of academic excellence. Donors include Dr. G.R. Cormack and Best Boarding. Click here to visit our awards page.
You should expect to spend approximately $400-$600 on laboratory supplies, textbooks, lab coat and surgical scrubs while in the Animal Care Program. You also should be prepared to spend 15-20 hours each week on assignments outside of your regularly scheduled classes.
This Animal Care Program is located at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.