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Winterim 2017

Veterinary Technology Courses:

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VET100 - Veterinary Technology Orientation
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Catalog Description: The course introduces the student to the profession of the Veterinary Technician. The role of the veterinary technician in private practice and non practice settings will be examined by field trips to various businesses related to the veterinary profession. This course will also look at the history of the profession, certification process, personal and emotional issues confronting veterinary technicians. Fall only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program. Corequisites: VET 101, VET 112 and VET LB1.

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VET101 - Intro to Veterinary Technology
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Catalog Description: Emphasis will be placed on veterinary medical terminology with an understanding of the construction and analysis of words based on knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining forms. Recognition of the common species of domestic animals and the common breeds within each species. Students will develop an understanding of common husbandry practices and terms used that apply to each species. Fall only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program. Corequisites: VET 100, VET 112 and VET LB1.

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VET201 - Animal Clinic Externship 1
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Catalog Description: Familiarize the student with the veterinary technician’s responsibilities in the day to day operation of private /non private practices. Students spend time at private/non private practices observing in the areas of general facility management, anesthesia, routine treatments, radiology, laboratory procedures and surgery. As a result of observation of the veterinary technician in a practical applied atmosphere, students will become more familiar with the scope of the veterinary technician as a professional member of the veterinary team. Prerequisite: VET 113, VET LB2, VET 124, VET 223, and VET LB3 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

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VET212 - Veterinary Nutrition
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Identifies the six basic nutrients and their functions, explains how to understand pet food labels, and explores applications of nutrition and calculation of energy requirements for wellness, life stages and disease management in dogs and cats. Pragmatic tools for improving technician-client communications will be provided including a discussion of the technician’s role in client-education, and in conducting veterinary nutritional assessments. The course is conducted via an asynchronous, interactive web-based format, and includes unit self-assessment quizzes, graded exams, discussion boards and homework. Prerequisite: VET201

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VET257 - Principles Veterinary Business
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Training in the management of the day-to-day operations of a veterinary hospital. Emphasis will be placed on client relations and communications, inventory control, record keeping, and computer skills. Students will have the opportunity to perfect resume and cover letter writing and to practice job interview techniques. Prerequisite: VET201 with a grade of C or higher.

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VET280 - Veterinary Parasitology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An introductory, multidisciplinary course to the common internal and external parasites of large and small animals. Life cycles, pathologies, diagnostic protocols, treatment, and management control will be studied while integrating anatomy and pharmacology. Students will be able to provide client education concerning parasite prevention, treatment, management, and public health zoonoses. Laboratory work will include microscopic identification of parasites along with the application of appropriate diagnostic tests used in veterinary practice. Prerequisite: VET201. Corequisite: VET234.

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VETLB1 - Lab for VET 112
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: VETLB1 is the application of didactic instruction for VET112 and a required co-requisite. Skills and performance in VET LB1 are assessed as a component of VET112 and therefore, must be successfully completed in addition to all the requirements for VET112. Laboratory work includes anatomy studies using models and dissections, physiology exercises, and microscopic histological observations. Corequisites: VET100, VET101, VET112.

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