Courses in Veterinary Technology

3102. Veterinary Medical Terminology and Pharmacological Calculations. 1(1-0)
Introduction to word parts, directional terminology and analysis of veterinary terms. Skill development in pharmacological math and calculating drug dosages. Prerequisite: admission into the Veterinary Technology Program.

3301. Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3(3-0)
Survey of the profession of veterinary technology with emphasis on basic techniques, handling and care of animals and ethical and professional requirements. Prerequisite: admission into the Veterinary Technology Program.

3306. Diagnostic Imaging. 3(2-3)
Presentation of theory, principles, and practical application of diagnostic imaging techniques within the field of veterinary medicine. Prerequisites: VETT 3102, VETT 3301, VETT 3404, and VETT 3403, with a grade of C or better.

3309. Veterinary Parasitology. 3(3-2)
Study of parasites common to domestic animals including zoonotic diseases. Prerequisites: VETT 3102, VETT 3105, VETT 3304, VETT 3401 and VETT 3403, with a grade of C or better.

3390. Special Topics in Veterinary Technology. V:(1-3)
Selected topics not currently available in existing courses. May be repeated once under different topic. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

3403. Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. 4(3-4)
Gross anatomy of domestic animals including physiological explanations of how each organ system functions. Prerequisite: admission into the Veterinary Technology Program.

3404. Small Animal Medicine I. 4(3-4)
Feeding, common management practices, basic nursing skills and care of canines and felines in a clinical setting. Introduction to common diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisite: admission into the Veterinary Technology Program.

3407. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 4(3-4)
In-depth study of hematology, blood chemistries, microbiology, urinalysis and other diagnostic tests with emphasis on lab procedures. Prerequisites: VETT 3102, VETT 3301, VETT 3403, and VETT 3404, with a grade of C or better.

3408. Small Animal Medicine II. 4(3-4)
Continuation of the study of common and zoonotic diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine and introduction to advanced nursing skills. Prerequisites: VETT 3102, VETT 3301, VETT 3403, and VETT 3404, with a grade of C or better.

4210. Clinical Externship I. 2(2-0)
Supervised and planned work experience under college guidelines in a veterinary clinical setting. Practical application of knowledge and skills of major subject area without classroom consultation, but with the formal evaluation. Prerequisites: VETT 4311, VETT 4312, VETT 4318, and VETT 4413, with a grade of C or better.

4218. Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. 2(2-0)
Fundamentals of emergency medicine including veterinary first aid, CPCR, toxicology and specialized medical techniques and procedures. Prerequisites: VETT 4311, VETT 4312, VETT 4318, and VETT 4413, with a grade of C or better.

4219. Clinical Externship II. 2(2-0)
Supervised and planned work experience under college guidelines in a veterinary clinical setting. Practical application of knowledge and skills of major subject area without classroom consultation, but with the formal evaluation. Prerequisites: VETT 4311, VETT 4312, VETT 4317, VETT 4415, and VETT 4416, with a grade of C or better.

4311. Surgical Nursing. 3(2-4)
Fundamentals of common surgical procedures, asepsis, patient monitoring and surgical instrument identification and care. Prerequisites: VETT 3306, VETT 3307, VETT 3308, VETT 3309 and VETT 4110, with a grade of C or better.

4312. Veterinary Pharmacology. 3(3-0)
Fundamentals of pharmacology including recognition, calculation, labeling, packaging and administration of veterinary drugs, biologicals and therapeutic agents. Prerequisites: VETT 3102, VETT 3301, VETT 3403, and VETT 3404, with a grade of C or better.

4317. Veterinary Office Management. 3(3-2)
Practical experience in management of the veterinary practice. Emphasis on client relations, record keeping, inventory, employment skills and computer skills in the veterinary environment. Prerequisites: VETT 4311, VETT 4312, VETT 4313 and VETT 4314, with a grade of C or better.

4318. Laboratory Animal Medicine. 3(3-3)
Fundamentals of laboratory animal medicine including management, care and ethical use of animals. Basic handling, restraint and common veterinary procedures on small animals. Prerequisites: VETT 3306, VETT 3309, VETT 3407, and VETT 4210, with a grade of C or better.

4413. Large Animal Medicine. 4(3-4)
Feeding, management practices and care of food producing animals and equine in clinical setting. Common diseases, preventive medicine and nursing of food producing animals and horses in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisites: VETT 3306, VETT 3309, VETT 3407, VETT 3408, and VETT 4210, with a grade of C or better.

4415. Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance. 4(3-4)
In-depth application of surgical, obstetrical and anesthesia techniques including identification and use of instruments and equipment. Prerequisites: VETT 4311, VETT 4312, VETT 4313 and VETT 4314, with a grade of C or better.

4416. Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine. 4(3-4)
Feeding, common management practices and care of avian and exotic animals in a clinical or zoological setting. Common diseases, preventive medicine and nursing of avian and exotic animals in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisites: VETT 4311, VETT 4312, VETT 4318, and VETT 4413, with a grade of C or better.

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