Florida high school program fosters animals, provides hands-on experience for students

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JC Bermudez Doral Senior High School in South Florida offers a four-year program that allows students to gain hands-on experience with animals and earn a veterinary assistant certification. The program, which has 70 students enrolled, provides the opportunity to earn 500 hours of clinic time and prepares students for careers in veterinary sciences. Students who complete the program can enter the workforce as veterinary assistants or pursue further education. The program also fosters shelter animals and offers low-cost grooming services to support low-income families. The school aims to open its own clinic in the future. The program has been highly rewarding for students, who have had the opportunity to care for various animals, including a class cat named Griselda.