Animal Science & Management

The Animal Science & Management pathway explores: animal production and management, physical restraint and handling, conducting health exams, evaluation of behavior, principles of genetics and reproduction, animal selection through evaluation, anatomy and physiology, animal nutrition, basic veterinary practices, global food systems, ethics of food animal production, and current agricultural issues in order to foster an understanding of the steps involved in producing and marketing products for consumers. Students practice decision-making and research skills through classroom instruction, laboratory activities, and practical experiences.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in: agribusiness, agriscience education, animal genetics, animal nutrition, animal reproduction, extension educator, marine biology, wildlife biology, veterinary medicine, zoology, animal researcher, animal processor, production manager, artificial insemination technician, animal breeder, veterinary assistant/technician, wildlife manager, zoo animal specialist, animal rescue/animal control officer, and agriculture producer.

Participating Schools:

  • Appoquinimink High School
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Cape Henlopen High School
  • Delmar High School
  • Dover High School
  • Lake Forest High School
  • McKean High School
  • Middletown High School
  • Milford High School
  • Smyrna High School
  • Sussex Academy of Arts and Science
  • William Penn High School
  • Woodbridge High School
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