Veterinary Technology

VET 100 (4 CR)
Introduction to Animal Science

Surveys the common breeds of small and large domestic animals, including identification, management, and restraint. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

VET 101 (3 CR)
Introduction to Veterinary Assisting

Presents basic information about assisting the veterinarian.  Includes information about companion animals, primarily dogs and cats.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

VET 102 (3 CR)
Care and Maintenance of Small Domestic Animals I

Provides information concerning animal hygiene, parasitology, first aid, disease detection, sanitation, principles of environmental control, and other topics related to the care and maintenance of small animals. Lecture 3 hours per week.

VET 103 (3 CR)
Veterinary Office Assisting

Presents basic information about common business procedures used in veterinary practice.  Includes client and staff relationships and veterinary regulations.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

VET 105 (3 CR)
Introduction to Veterinary Technology

Introduces the role of veterinary technicians in veterinary practice. Includes medical terminology, ethics, professionalism, and basic concepts of patient care. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

VET 111 (4 CR)
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Introduces the structure and function of the animal and of all the organ systems of common domestic animals. Includes histology, embryology, and genetics. Includes laboratory dissection and demonstrations. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

VET 115 (4 CR)
Laboratory Techniques I

Introduces techniques in hematology, urinalysis, and parasitology. Includes other laboratory tests performed in veterinary practice. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

VET 120 (3 CR)
Veterinary Medical Terminology and Calculations

Presents medical terminology and medical calculations used in the practice of veterinary technology.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

VET 121 (4 CR)
Clinical Practices I

Presents advanced clinical techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

VET 205 (3 CR)
Applied Veterinary Surgical Nursing

Presents advanced topics in the management of the surgical patient.  Also provides laboratory experience in  management of anesthesia and surgical assistance in addition to preoperative and postoperative care of patients.  Lecture 2 hours per week.  Laboratory 3 hours per week.  Total 5 hours per week.

VET 210 (4 CR)
Animal Diseases and Microbiology

Surveys infectious and noninfectious diseases of domestic animals. Includes aspects of disease such as etiology, clinical signs, treatment, prevention, and pathology. Presents identification and drug sensitivity of common, disease-causing organisms. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

VET 215 (4 CR)
Laboratory Techniques II

Prerequisite: VET 115

Expands concepts introduced in VET 115 including clinical chemistry, cytology, and other laboratory tests performed in veterinary practice.  Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

VET 216 (3 CR)
Animal Pharmacology

Studies drugs and other medical substances of veterinary importance. Includes their characteristics, usage, measurement, dosage, administration, and also pharmacy management. Lecture 3 hours per week.

VET 217 (3 CR)
Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Focuses on the identification, captive management, restraint and diseases of fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, primates, wild carnivores, and wild herbivores. Presents the fields of laboratory research and zoological medicine. Lecture 3 hours per week.

VET 221-222 (4 CR) (4 CR)
Advanced Clinical Practices III-IV

Prerequisite: VET 121
Must be taken in sequence

Presents advanced clinical techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice.  Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 7 hours per week.

VET 230 (2 CR)
Veterinary Hospital Management

Introduces common business procedures used in veterinary practice. Includes bill collection, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, record keeping, merchandising, drug ordering and inventory control, and supervision of employees.  Lecture 2-3 hours per week.

VET 236 (3 CR)
Companion Animal Behavior

Prerequisite: VET 101 or VET 102 or VET 105

Teaches basic behavior concepts as they apply to dogs, cats, and horses. Stresses prevention and treatment of behavior problems.  Lecture 3 hours per week.  

VET 251 (3 CR)
Advanced Equine Techniques

Prerequisite: VET 121

Enhances student knowledge of equine medicine, equipment, diagnostics, and techniques. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

VET 290 (4 CR)
Coordinated Internship in Veterinary Technology

Supervised on-the-job training in selected veterinary practices coordinated by the College.  Variable hours.