NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
VET 122 - CLINICAL PRACTICES II (3 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

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.

ENTRY-LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Enrollment is limited to those students program placed in the veterinary technology program who have satisfactorily completed VET 121.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

a. Practical application of techniques previously learned in laboratory techniques, surgery, patient care, anesthesia, and radiology.

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.
 

Revised 6/95

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