Veterinary Clinical Assistant

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Veterinary Clinical Assistant Courses

Canine and Feline Clinical Management
Survey feeding, common management practices, and care of canines and felines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisites: VTHT 1001-Introduction to Veterinary Technology, VTHT 1013-Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, VTHT 1009-Veterinary Nutrition, VTHT 1049-Veterinary Pharmacology, or instructor approval.

Introduction to Veterinary Technology
Practical and didactic survey of the profession of veterinary technology with emphasis on basic techniques, handling and care of domestic animals, and ethical and professional requirements. Class requires participation in lecture and clinical classes. Contact coordinator at 512-223-7583 for information and dates/times of the required orientation. Prerequisite: Prior to registration for this...

Orientation to Veterinary Medicine
Survey of veterinary medicine, including veterinary-related careers, safety in the Veterinary workplace, the human-companion animal bond, animal restraint, client relations, and basic medical terminology. This online course is a pre-or co-requisite to entering the Veterinary Clinical Assistant program. The student program application process must be completed in full before students may register...

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
Gross anatomy of domestic animals including physiological explanations of how each organ system functions. Veterinary terminology will also be included, with an introduction to word parts, directional terminology, and analysis of common veterinary terms. Prerequisite: Prior to registration for this course, applicants are required to complete an online orientation and meet with the program...

Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance
In-depth application of surgical, obstetrical, and anesthesia techniques including identification and use of instruments and equipment. Prerequisites: VTHT 1001-Introduction to Veterinary Technology, VTHT 1013-Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, VTHT 1009-Veterinary Nutrition, VTHT 1049-Veterinary Pharmacology, or instructor approval.

Veterinary Clinical Pathology I
In-depth study of hematology and blood chemistries with emphasis on lab procedures. Prerequisites: VTHT 1001-Introduction to Veterinary Technology, VTHT 1013-Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, VTHT 1009-Veterinary Nutrition, VTHT 1049-Veterinary Pharmacology, or instructor approval.

Veterinary Nutrition
Fundamentals of energy and non-energy producing nutrients and their sources and functions. Integration of concepts including digestion, absorption, and metabolism with application to normal and therapeutic nutritional needs. Prerequisite: Prior to registration for this course, applicants are required to complete an online orientation and meet with the program coordinator.

Veterinary Pharmacology
Fundamentals of pharmacology including recognition, calculation, labeling, packaging, and administration of common veterinary drugs, biologics, and therapeutic agents. Discussion of normal and abnormal responses to these agents. Prerequisite: Prior to registration for this course, applicants are required to complete an online orientation and meet with the program coordinator.


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