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Veterinary Technology

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will participate in the efficient management of a veterinary facility/practice.
  2. Students will utilize appropriate veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations and communicate in a professional manner in all formats - written, oral, non-verbal, and electronic
  3. Students will comply with all applicable laws and uphold the veterinary technology profession's ethical code of conduct to provide high quality care to patients.
  4. Students will accurately dispense prescribed drugs and communicate their safe use to clients.
  5. Students will describe and perform patient health assessment techniques for a variety of animal species.
  6. Students will demonstrate understanding of animal husbandry, nutrition, therapeutic and dentistry techniques appropriate to various species.
  7. Students will effectively select and safely utilize the appropriate anesthetic delivery protocols and monitoring instruments and equipment to effectively manage patients in all phases of anesthetic procedures.
  8. Students will demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of patient management for common surgical procedures in a variety of animal species.
  9. Students will explain the importance of providing the appropriate instruments, supplies and environment in order to maintain asepsis during surgical procedures.
  10. Students will properly package, handle and store laboratory specimens, and carry out analysis of laboratory specimens, in accordance with established guidelines.
  11. Students will safely and effectively operate equipment to produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images.
  12. Students will safely and effectively handle common laboratory animals used in research in accordance with established guidelines.
  13. Students will select the best approach to provide safe and effective care for birds, reptiles, amphibians, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and ferrets for a variety of common conditions.

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