FITZ Programs

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Zoo Animal Management School

This is a vocational one year course designed to be completed while still working or at school. We have had people aged 18 to 60 take this course. Some work full time, others are college students. We don't require any academic prerequisites. Lectures are held two nights a week, while 1-2 Lab days weekly are spent at the zoo feeding, cleaning, record keeping, building, and enriching the animals lives. Topics include husbandry, nutrition, health, species bios, and public management. A graduate receives certification from the Zoo program. Total instructional hours number over 2000 per student. Most Frequently Asked Questions are on the FAQ page.

This is an opportunity to get out of it what you put in. We are looking for bright, motivated students not afraid to get dirty or work hard. Check out our Students page, Graduates page, and Zoo Careers page. There are many opportunities in the zoo field! Which one is right for you?

Veterinary Assisting 14 Week Course

We offer a 14 night series in the field of veterinary assisting. The class meets once per week for 14 weeks. Topics covered include Anesthesia, Emergency medicine, Parasites, Client Relations, Restraint/handling, Diseases, and Fecal Analysis Laboratory. This is designed as a beginner or refresher course, not training for a license.

A DVD series is available for purchase that replicates the coursework.

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics

We provide low cost vaccination clinics at locations throughout a three county area 2-3 days a week. We have been providing this community service for over 20 years. We offer a low cost rabies, distemper, and kennel cough vaccination to provide citizens with an affordable option to obtain routine health prevention for their pets.

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