Presents clinical techniques commonly performed by veterinary technicians in veterinary practice as well as actual case handling. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
To apply the concepts of veterinary laboratory techniques, surgical nursing, radiology, and anesthesia to a clinical setting. To introduce advanced techniques in veterinary technology.
Enrollment is limited to those students program placed in the veterinary technology program who have satisfactorily completed VET 121.
Under supervision of staff veterinarians and veterinary technicians the students will work together as part of the veterinary medical care team. This includes patient presentation, laboratory evaluation, radiology anesthesia, pre-and post-surgical preparation, and surgical assisting.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
b. Patient presentation and medical records.
c. Surgical assisting.
d. Pre- and post-operative patient care.
e. Bandaging and casting techniques.
f. Dental prophylaxis.
g. Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness in the veterinary facility.
h. Surgical clean-up.