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Veterinary Technology

Program Plan

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2013-14 AAS.VETT catalog reference 
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2011-12 AAS.VETT catalog reference 
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Veterinary Technology
Program Curriculum A.A.S Degree 
Tier One 
2.0 credits VETT-111: Vet Nursing Care I
Veterinary Nursing Care 1 is an entry-level course designed to introduce students to basic nursing skills utilized by veterinary technicians and to act as a foundation of learning for subsequent nursing techniques courses.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-112: Vet Business Procedures
Veterinary Business Procedures 1 is an entry-level course designed to give the student the basic skills necessary to function as a receptionist in a veterinary practice.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-113: Small Animal Diseases I
Small Animal Disease and Medical Care 1 is an entry-level course designed to develop the basic knowledge of mammalian diseases and disease processes that may be encountered by a veterinary technician.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-114: Pharmacology & Medical Therapeutics
Pharmacy and Medical Therapeutics 1 is an entry-level course designed to teach the student the basic classification and properties of the common pharmaceuticals used in veterinary medicine.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-115: Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assisting I
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting 1 is an entry-level course designed to help develop a strong foundation in anesthetic skills, surgical assisting skills, and perioperative procedures.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-116: Vet Diagnostic Imaging I
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 1 is an entry-level course designed to develop the student's knowledge and basic skills in veterinary diagnostic imaging.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-117: Vet Clinical Pathology I
Veterinary Clinical Pathology 1 is an entry-level course designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills in basic laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-118: Veterinary Medical Terminology
Entry level course designed to provide the student with a foundation in the language of veterinary medicine, focusing on pre-fixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
General Studies Classes: It is strongly recommended that these courses be completed before entering Tier Two. 
  • General Biology I or Approved Substitution
  • Technical Writing and Composition or Freshman Composition
  • Applied Mathematics for Technical Students or Approved Substitution
  • Interpersonal Communication or Approved Substitution
  • Humanities Elective or Approved Substitution
 
Tier Two 
2.0 credits VETT-130: Vet Nursing Care II
Veterinary Nursing Care 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in nursing care techniques including; bandages and casts, administration of medications, and sample collections.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinic site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-131: Vet Bus Procedures II
Veterinary Business Procedures 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in receptionist skills, animal behavior basics, utilization of computers in veterinary practice, veterinary business management, and grief counseling.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-132: Small Animal Disease & Medical Care II
Small Animal Disease and Medical Care II is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in the study of selected small animal diseases and conditions, and the anatomical and physiological basis of the diseases that are being presented.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-133: Pharmacy & Medical Therapeutics II
Pharmacy and Medical Therapeutics II is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in the cardiovascular, respiratory, and integumentary systems, the pharmaceuticals that affect those systems, and pharmacological calculations.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-134: Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assisting II
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in the preanesthetic evaluation of patients, the induction of anesthesia, and the monitoring of anesthetized and post-anesthetic patients.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-135: Vet Diagnostic Imaging II
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 2 is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in radiographic safety techniques, developing radiographs, the proper use of contrast media, specialized radiographic procedures, and an introduction to veterinary diagnostic ultrasound.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-136: Vet Clinical Pathology II
Veterinary Clinical Pathology II is an intermediate course designed to instruct students in parasitology and advanced cytological and hematological procedures.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
Tier Three 
2.0 credits VETT-210: Vet Nursing Care III
Veterinary Nursing Care 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in the topics of dentistry, and nursing care of small animal patients afflicted by disorders of specific body systems.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-211: Vet Business Procedures
Veterinary Business Procedures 3 is an advanced course designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills in all financial aspects of veterinary practice, animal behavior, personnel and practice management, ordering of inventory, and accountability.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-212: Small Animal Disease & Medical Care III
Small Animal Disease and Medical Care 3 is an advanced course designed to complete the study of selected specific small animal diseases and the anatomical and physiological basis of the specific diseases that are being presented.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-213: Pharmacology & Medical Theraputics III
Pharmacology and Medical Therapeutics 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, digestive, urinary, special sense organs, and the pharmaceuticals that affect those systems.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-214: Vet Anesthesia & Surgical Assistant III
Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in advanced and interactive preanesthetic evaluations, induction of anesthesia, and the monitoring of anesthesia and post-anesthetic patients.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-215: Vet Diagnostic Imaging III
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in advanced safety techniques, the use of contrast media, advanced radiographic procedures, and advanced veterinary diagnostic ultrasound techniques.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-216: Vet Clinical Pathology III
Veterinary Clinical Pathology 3 is an advanced course designed to instruct students in hematology, cytology, histopathology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, and diagnostic microbiology.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits VETT-220: Video Portolio: Veterinary Nursing
Video Portfolio: Veterinary Nursing is an advanced level course specifically designed to instruct students in the performance of required hands-on clinical tasks for veterinary nursing. Students will be required to produce and submit a video on specific and required veterinary nursing tasks. The video is requirement for all veterinary technology program students based on AVMA/CVTEA accreditation criteria. Faculty Permission Required
Prerequisites: Take VETT-210. Student must have clinical and preceptor approved. Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits VETT-221: Video Port: Vet Anesthesia & Surg Asst
Video Portfolio: Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting is an advanced level course specifically designed to instruct students in the performance of the required hands-on clinical tasks for veterinary anesthesia and technical surgical assistance. Students will be required to produce and submit a video on specific and required veterinary surgical assistance and perianesthetic tasks. The video is requirement for all veterinary technology program students based on AVMA/CVTEA accreditation criteria. Faculty Permission Required
Prerequisites: Take VETT-214 Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits VETT-222: Video Portfolio: Vet Clinical Pathology
Video Portfolio: Veterinary Clinical Pathology is an advanced level course specifically designed to instruct students in the performance of required hands-on clinical tasks for veterinary clinical pathology. Students will be required to produce and submit a video on specific and required veterinary clinical pathology tasks. The video is requirement for all veterinary technology program students based on AVMA/CVTEA accreditation criteria. Instructor approval required.
Prerequisites: Take VETT-216. Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
Tier Four 
3.0 credits VETT-230: Vet Anatomy & Physiology
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology covers the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals and presents specific information on large animal and non-traditional species anatomy and physiology.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-232: Large Animal Diseases & Medical Care
Large Animal Diseases and Medical Care instructs students in sanitation and disease prevention techniques, correct use and administration and documentation of medications, and the pathophysiology of common diseases of large animals.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved. Video portfolios must be completed for animal nursing, surgical assisting, and clinical pathology.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits VETT-233: Large Animal Clinical Assisting
Large Animal Clinical Assisting is designed to teach the student physical examinations, restraint techniques, treatment and medication administration, and record keeping techniques for large animals.
Prerequisites: Student must have approved large animal clinic site or complete fast-track lab, and preceptor approval.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-235: Lab Animal/Sm Exotic Clinical Procedures
Covers the common diseases of lab animals and small exotics and emphasizes proper sanitation and disease prevention techniques, appropriate medication administration procedures, animal nutrition, reproduction, and behavior.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: All Tier-3 courses in VETT program. Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved. Video portfolios must be completed for animal nursing, surgical assisting, and clinical pathology.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits VETT-236: Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is designed to teach students emergency and critical care nursing skills to assist students in preparing for their credentialing examinations.
Prerequisites: Student must have clinical site and preceptor approved. Video portfolios must be completed for animal nursing, surgical assisting, and clinical pathology.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required

For more information, please call Sherry Hair, Program Advisor at (888) 313-3838. Or send us an email at hairs@sanjuancollege.edu.