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Summer 2018

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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VET113 - Animal Anatomy & Physiology 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continue the study of anatomy and physiology of domestic animals with investigation of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic and immune, urinary, and reproductive systems. Includes an overview of avian, reptilian and amphibian anatomy. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the tissues of each system along with the differences in the system between the species examined. Prerequisites: VET 100, VET 101, VET 112, and VET LB1 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Corequisites: VET LB2, VET 124, VET 223 and VET LB3.

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VET124 - Veterinary Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Catalog Description: Provide study in the area of commonly used veterinary drugs and medications. Emphasis will be placed on the classes of drugs, their use, potential side effects and contraindications, calculating drug doses, administering and dispensing drugs and medications, legal issues and record keeping. Spring only. Prerequisites: VET 100, VET 101, VET 112, and VET LB1 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Corequisites: VET 113, VET LB2, VET 223, and VET LB3.

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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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VET223 - Techniques in Laboratory Animals and Exotics
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: A general overview of the field of laboratory animals and exotic species will be covered. Emphasis will be on husbandry, humane care, handling, nutrition, restraint, reproduction, recognition of common diseases including zoonoses, and ethical use. Prerequisites: VET 100, VET 101, VET 112, and VET LB1 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Corequisites: VET 113, VET LB2, and VET LB3.

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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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VETLB2 - Lab for VET 113
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: VET LB2 is the application of didactic instruction for VET 113 and a required co-requisite. Skills and performance in VET LB2 are assessed as a component of VET 113 and therefore, must be successfully completed in addition to all the requirements for VET 113. Laboratory work includes anatomy studies using models and dissections, physiology exercises, and microscopic histological observations. Prerequisites: VET 100, VET 101, VET 112, VET LB1 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Corequisites: VET 113, VET 124.

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VETLB3 - Lab for VET 223
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: VET LB3 is the application of didactic instruction for VET 223 and a required co-requisite. Skills and performance in VET LB3 are assessed as a component of VET 223 and therefore, must be successfully completed in addition to all the requirements for VET 223 Prerequisites: VET 100, VET 101, VET 112, and VET LB1 each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Corequisites: VET 113, VET LB2, VET223

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