Excitement in Vet Sciences

By Emily Phelan & Bonnie Wannett
November 05, 2019

Though not everyone would agree, snakes are pets and a part of Chantilly Academy's Animal Science.  Students learned all about the handling and care of a boa and even got some hands-on practice!

The curriculum includes: Administering medication, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal behavior, Asepsis and disease control, Care and handling of dogs, cats, horses, small animals, reptiles and fish, Client relations, First aid for animals, General grooming, Genetics and breeding, Handling and restraint, Nutrition, Office management, Pharmacology, Parasites, Safety and OSHA standards, Set up and maintenance of cages and aquariums and the use of microscopes.

This two-year program enables students to study animals and gain experience in the care of a variety of animals. The course is designed for students interested in animal health sciences careers. Topics include animal anatomy, animal behavior, handling techniques, nutrition, disease pathology, sanitation, and disease control. Students learn to handle and restrain dogs and cats while performing pet grooming services. Instruction is enhanced through field trips, professional guest speakers, and demonstrations. In addition, students can develop leadership skills in the co-curricular Skills USA Program.  

Visit Chantilly Academy's Animal Science page to learn more about this program.