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The Becker College associate of science degree in animal care provides students with the practical components of animal care and management and the husbandry of the healthy companion animal. Careers in animal care and management can be found in a number of industries—from government to agriculture, zoos to veterinary offices.

Through course work and hands-on practical training, students will learn correct kennel management procedures; evaluate and modify canine behavior; perform basic grooming skills; and demonstrate proper health, safety, and nutritional practices for companion animals. Students will also be trained in the health maintenance and care of laboratory animals.

Students will learn not only through textbooks, but also at the Becker College Lenfest Animal Health Center, which houses a modern, on-campus veterinary clinic that sees hundreds of patients annually. Becker College also uses several outreach programs, including trips to animal shelters and boarding kennels. Students will benefit from ongoing interaction with experienced professors who support, mentor, and guide them in the process of helping them find their niche in the rapidly expanding and diverse animal care field.

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