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    Veterinary Assistant- 61 Classes     $2,415

    If you love working with animals, take the first step towards your new career and learn how to become a veterinary assistant.  You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practical skills while studying veterinary terminology, surgical preparation, post-operative care, small and large animal nursing and animal first aid.  You will be introduced to holistic methods such as animal nutrition, preventive and alternative medicine.  You will have the opportunity to arrange your own 20-hour externship and complete hands-on training in a veterinary hospital under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.   Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering. Off-site visits to be announced at the first class. Please call 631-286-6585 for financial options; payment plan available for in-person registration only.

    Additional Requirements:  Uniform purchase is required and current tetanus vaccination is recommended.

    Register for Comprehensive Veterinarian Assistant

     

    Basic Veterinary Care- 24 Classes   $1,020

    Interested in working with and caring for a variety of small animals? Theory and hands-on applications will prepare you to work in the veterinary field. You will learn basic animal care, external anatomy, parasitology, infection control, laboratory skills, nutrition, first aid, and an introduction to alternative and preventative medicine.  Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering. Please call 631-286-6585 for financial options; payment plan available for in-person registration only.

     
    Additional Requirements:  A scrub top will be required for the class. It is recommended that all students have a current tetanus vaccination.
     
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    NEW Dog Grooming- 45 Classes   $1,700

    Dog grooming is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing careers.  Are you interested in making dog grooming a career?  This course is designed to prepare you to obtain your Suffolk County Dog Grooming License.  Our professional grooming instructor will share their expertise in a learning environment that combines theory and practical skills.  The program includes basic grooming techniques, breed recognition, first aid, flea and tick evaluation and treatment, skin disorder identification, and clipping and scissor techniques.  A 30-hour internship is necessary for the completion of this course.  Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering.  Please call 631-286-6585 for financial options; payment plan available for in-person registration only. 

    Dog grooming services are available at a low cost. Please call 631-286-6585 (BTC) or 631-369-7567 (WTC) for an appointment.

     
    Additional Requirements: Current tetanus vaccination is recommended.

    Register for Dog Grooming

     

    Animal First Aid- 7 Classes   $440

    Animals can’t tell you what’s wrong with words but they can communicate in other ways.  Learn how to watch behavior and take vital signs so you can identify illnesses and injuries early.  Wound care, bandaging, treatment for shock, allergic reactions, and birthing emergencies are some of the topics covered in this course.   It is recommended that all students have a current tetanus vaccination.  Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering.

     
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    Canine Basic Obedience Training- Level 1 - 8 Classes   $210

    Sit, stay, come!  Whether you have a new puppy or an older dog this course is for you! Learn how to create the best possible relationship with your dog by utilizing positive reinforcement techniques while teaching basic commands.  If you would like an additional person to attend with you and your dog, there will be an additional $50 fee.  Slip lead leash included in tuition.  

     
    Additional Requirements:  Dogs must be at least 6 months old and current on their immunizations. Owners will need to provide proof of inoculations.
      
    Register for Canine Basic Obedience Training - Level 1
     
    Canine Basic Obedience Training - Level 2 - 8 Classes   $210 
    Enhance the skills you learned in Level 1 with an introduction to focused healing, hand signals and distance control, we will be working towards the next step of advanced obedience training/off lead obedience training.  If you would like an additional person to attend with you and your dog, there will be an additional $50 fee.  Slip lead leash included in tuition. 
     
    Additional Requirements:  Dogs must be at least 6 months old and current on their immunizations. Owners will need to provide proof of inoculations.
     
    Register for Canine Basic Obedience Training - Level 2 
     
    NEW Dog Grooming for the Pet Owner - 26 Classes    $990
    Take the stress out of bringing your dog to the groomer and save money by learning a variety of bathing and grooming techniques you can do at home.  Bring your dog to class and develop the skills to help you pamper your canine friend.
     
    Additional Requirements:  Dogs must be current on their immunizations. Owners will need to provide proof of inoculations.
     
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