The student spends 160 hours working with a veterinarian for one summer term. The student will have the opportunity to function as a member of the veterinary staff. The student will be able to apply techniques learned in the classroom.
The students will study theory and practice the laboratory techniques for complete blood and urine analysis, vaginal cytology, analyses of transudate and exudate as related to clinical veterinary medicine.
The students will study the care, handling and disease prevention of farm animals. They will practice restraint and medication techniques. Interstate regulations and shipping documents will be reviewed. The common domestic breeds of the cow, horse, pig, sheep, and goat will be studied. Several field trips will be included.
The students will study the care, handling and restraint of common laboratory animals. The taxonomy of vertebrate animals is reviewed. Exotics, birds, reptiles, and wildlife will also be covered. Successful completion and six months clinical experience will prepare the student to take the ALAT certification examination by the AALAS.
This is an introductory course open to Veterinary Technology and Pre-veterinary Technology students, providing identification and function of nutrients, understanding pet food labels, and applications for wellness, life stage and therapeutic nutrition (prescription foods) for dogs and cats.
This course will cover all aspects of pleasure horse care and handling. Students will form an appreciation of the complexities of horse ownership, and the responsibilities of maintaining a healthy animal. Topics will include an overview of common breeds, nutrition, transport, health and care issues, and breeding.
This course is a study of a variety of exotic animal species seen in veterinary medicine. The suitability, care, handling, restraint and medical treatment of common exotic animals will be presented. Topics include selection criteria, health issues, nutrition and husbandry.
This course will introduce the veterinary student to the clinical anatomy (structure) of multiple mammalian species (concentrating on dogs and cats, but including other species) along with a detailed discussion of the physiology (function) of all the body systems that contribute to the maintenance of a viable organism (maintenance of homeostasis). Limited discussion will center on classic pathophysiology’s (disease states) with clinical examples.
The life cycle, pathologies and management control techniques of the parasites of the common domestic animals will be studied. The laboratory techniques for diagnosing these parasites will be practiced.
Drug laws and regulations are reviewed. The principles, simplified chemistry, and basic concepts of pharmacology are covered. The more common drugs and their variations among species are presented. A survey of the biochemistry of metabolism and the role of nutrition in disease treatment is covered.