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VET 110 SMALL ANIMAL NURSING I

Fall

Skill development in handling, restraint, and nursing techniques in dogs and cats. Emphasis on laws and ethics in veterinary medicine, breed identification, restraint techniques, history taking, physical examination, grooming, diagnostic sampling, therapeutic techniques, wound management, bandaging, fluid therapy, catheter placement, and preventive medicine.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to program


VET 111 SMALL ANIMAL NURSING II

Spring

A continuation of VET 110 with emphasis on bandaging, venipuncture, immunology, dentistry, urinary disease, and emergency nursing.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 112 ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

Fall

This course provides an overview of the structure and function of animal body systems with focus on homeostasis. Subjects covered include: fundamental cellular chemistry, physiology, cytology, histology, and anatomy of mammalian species. Laboratory work includes observation of histology slides as well as identification of structures from each system on selected mammal cadavers.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the program.


VET 113 ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

Spring

This course is a continuation of VET 112. Subjects covered include: fundamental cellular chemistry, physiology, cytology, histology, and anatomy of mammalian and avian species. Laboratory work includes observation of histology slides as well as identification of structures from each system on selected mammalian and avian cadavers.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 116 LARGE ANIMAL NURSING

Fall

Handling, restraint, and nursing techniques in horses, cattle, swine, and sheep. Fundamentals of selection, management, genetics, nutrition, and physiology of farm animals.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 117 ANIMAL RADIOGRAPHY

Spring

Utilization of radiographic equipment on animal and positioning for various anatomical exposures. With an emphasis on radiation safety and methods of obtaining high quality diagnostic pictures.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the program.


VET 118 VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Fall

Office practices used in a veterinary hospital including OSHA regulations, invoices, inventory, estimate preparation, record keeping, legal issues, grief management and customer relations.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to program


VET 119 ANIMAL CLINICAL LAB I

Spring

This course teaches routine laboratory testing with an emphasis on hematology, urinalysis, and fecal examination. Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 133 ANIMAL SURGERY TECHNOLOGY I

Fall

Methods of surgery preparation with emphasis on surgery packs, instruments, autoclaves, sterile technique, surgical preps and suture material. An introduction to intubation and anesthesia.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 138 ANIMAL PHARMACOLOGY I

Spring

A discussion of dosage and solution problems, dispensing procedures, client education, administration of drugs, and introduction to common veterinary drug classes.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 219 ANIMAL CLINICAL LAB II

Fall

Continuation of VET 119. Emphasis on blood chemistry, internal parasites, CBC's, cytology, history, sample preparation, and other veterinary diagnostic testing.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, and VET 231-VET Tech Internship I.


VET 231 VET TECH INTERNSHIP I

Summer

Skill and proficiency development through participation in clinical rotations at veterinary clinics. Skills developed through the clinical site should include: large animal (if applicable), surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, nursing, client relations and care, telephone etiquette, necropsy, and exotics. Students will be placed within a designated clinic for the duration of the semester where all required hours must be successfully completed.

Credit: 3 hours - Nine lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, and VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management.


VET 232 VET TECH INTERNSHIP II

Spring

Continuation of VET 231. Continued skill and proficiency through participation in clinical rotations at Humane Societies, clinical practices, animal disease lab, rescue facilities, university teaching hospitals, emergency clinical or large animal facilities. Students will be placed within a designated facility for the duration of the semester where all required hours must be successfully completed. Students will meet once per week for participation in review of the Veterinary Technical Nation Examination (VTNE).

Credit: 4 hours - One lecture and nine lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, VET 231-VET Tech Internship I, VET 219, Animal Clinical Lab II, VET 233-Animal Surgical Technology II, VET 238-Animal Pharmacology II, and VET 239-Animal Diseases.


VET 233 ANIMAL SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II

Fall

Continuation of VET 133 with emphasis on anesthesia, surgical assisting, trauma surgery, and ophthalmic and thoracic surgery.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, and VET 231-VET Tech Internship I.


VET 235 LABORATORY AND EXOTIC ANIMALS

Fall

Students will be introduced to handling, restraint, and nursing techniques in common laboratory, exotic and wild animal species. Topics will include: care and use of laboratory animals, sanitary procedures, clinical pathology and common diseases.

Credit: 3 hour - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, VET 231-VET Tech Internship I, VET 219, Animal Clinical Lab II, VET 233-Animal Surgical Technology II, VET 238-Animal Pharmacology II, and VET 239-Animal Diseases.


VET 236 ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITION

Spring

This course will introduce basic principles of animal and herd health management including: nutrition, reproduction, pharmacology, vaccinations, diseases, and laboratory tests.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, VET 231-VET Tech Internship I, VET 219, Animal Clinical Lab II, VET 233-Animal Surgical Technology II, VET 238-Animal Pharmacology II, and VET 239-Animal Diseases.


VET 238 ANIMAL PHARMACOLOGY II

Fall

Continuation of VET 138 with emphasis on drugs currently used in veterinary practice.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, VET 231-VET Tech Internship I, VET 219, Animal Clinical Lab II, VET 233-Animal Surgical Technology II, VET 238-Animal Pharmacology II, and VET 239-Animal Diseases.


VET 239 ANIMAL DISEASES

Fall

This course introduces students to the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of selected diseases of companion animals. Students will gain knowledge of disease processes and how they affect companion animals. Students will learn about commonly seen diseases within organ systems of mammals.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of VET 110-Small Animal Nursing I, VET 112-Animal Anatomy & Physiology I, VET 117-Animal Radiology, VET 118-Veterinary Practice Management, VET 231-VET Tech Internship I, VET 219, Animal Clinical Lab II, VET 233-Animal Surgical Technology II, VET 238-Animal Pharmacology II, and VET 239-Animal Diseases.


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