100

VET-102 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

This course introduces the student to the profession of veterinary technology through a study of the duties and responsibilities of the graduate veterinary technician and available career opportunities. In addition, other basic issues such as occupational safety and health, membership in professional organizations, certification and licensing, professional standards and behavior, the human-companion animal bond, and introductory animal restraint and handling will be covered. The course is the Prerequisite[s] to all other VET courses. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Corequisites

VET-103

VET-103 Veterinary Medical Terminology

This course introduces the student to prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of veterinary medicine. Topics presented include veterinary medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems in the various species. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to body systems and their pathological disorders. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Corequisites

VET-102

VET-104 Research Animal Technology

Research Animal Technology is an introduction to the handling, husbandry, and medical care of common laboratory animals. Lectures will cover the principles and ethics of animal research, as well as the laws that regulate the use of animals to ensure that they are treated humanely. Laboratory sessions will provide hands-on training in restraint, drug administration, sample collection, anesthesia, and research technique. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

VET-102, VET-103

VET-110 Nutrition and Principles of Feeding

This online course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of veterinary nutrition encompassing small, large, and selected exotic animals. Topics cover the six classes of nutrients, their general functions, and the effects of deficiencies and potential toxicities. Nutrient and energy requirements, along with the feeding of animals in various stages of the life cycle will be covered, with an emphasis on the dietary management of selected disease states that affect domestic animals.  Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

VET-102, VET-103

VET-112 Veterinary Pharmacology [Spring Only]

This course is a study of pharmacology and its practical applications. This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of drugs and other substances used in the treatment of disease. Emphasis is on classification of drugs based on their effects and therapeutic usage, sources of drugs, standards and regulations, weights and measures, conversions, labeling, and pharmacy maintenance. In addition, the student studies possible toxicological effects of these drugs and other toxic plants and substances. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

VET-102, VET-103

VET-115 Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I

This course focuses on structure and function of vertebrate organ systems, with primary emphasis on mammals. After a brief overview of vertebrate development and evolutionary history and taxonomy, the major portion of the course reviews each system, across all principal groups. Study of basic cellular biology and of skeletal, muscle, and nervous systems, along with the special sense organs are included. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3