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Veterinary Assistant- 61 Classes

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.

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

Register for Comprehensive Veterinarian Assistant

 

Basic Veterinary Care- 24 Classes

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. 

 
Additional Requirements:  A scrub top will be required for the class. It is recommended that all students have a current tetanus vaccination.
 
 Register for Basic Veterinary Care

 

NEW Dog Grooming- 45 Classes

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. Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering. 

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.

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Animal First Aid- 7 Classes

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

Sit, stay, come!  Whether you have a new puppy or an older do,g 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 
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 

  

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