Veterinary Technician (VETT)

VETT 2100 - Clinical Experience III (1 Credit Hour)

Parallels the course material in VETT 2102, 2103/2107, 2104/2108, and 2105/2109 in both clinical and lab settings in order to assist students in completing essential tasks. 75 hours are required to be completed at an approved veterinary facility.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2102, VETT 2103, VETT 2107, VETT 2104, VETT 2108, VETT 2110

(0/1/1)

VETT 2102 - Pharmacology For Vet Techn (3 Credit Hours)

An on-line course that studies the theory and application of pharmacology, including classifications of drugs and their usage, with specific information on mechanism of action, side effects, and dosing. Preparation and administration of medications, interpreting prescriptions, and dispensing medication will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2100

(3/0/3)

VETT 2103 - Animal Nursing II (3 Credit Hours)

An on-line course that covers animal nursing practices including patient assessment through physical examination and collection of diagnostic specimens including blood and urine. Therapeutics will also be covered including administration of medications, bandaging, and wound management. This course will also cover emergency and critical care.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2100, VETT 2107, VETT 2110

(3/0/3)

VETT 2104 - Animal Anatomy & Psysiology (3 Credit Hours)

An on-line course that includes the study of the physiological and anatomical systems of domestic animals and includes discussions on the chemical basis for life, the cell, tissues, the integument, skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, blood, lymph and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system, nutrients and metabolism, the nervous system, sense organs, the endocrine system, urinary system, reproductive system, pregnancy, development, and lactation, avian anatomy and physiology, and amphibian and reptile anatomy and physiology.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2100, VETT 2108

(3/0/3)

VETT 2105 - Clinical Pathology for Vet Tec (3 Credit Hours)

A course designed to familiarize the student with diagnostic laboratory procedures commonly performed in the veterinary field. Discussion includes clinical chemistry, veterinary hematology, urology and cytology. In addition, sample collection and handling is covered along with instrumentation and equipment maintenance.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2200, VETT 2109

(3/0/3)

VETT 2107 - Animal Nursing & Image Lab (1 Credit Hour)

An on-campus lab setting designed to enhance and reinforce lecture material in both the Animal Nursing II and Diagnostic Imaging courses and allow students to practice and perform physical examinations, urine collection, venipuncture, medication administration, ocular diagnostics, bandaging, and diagnostic imaging techniques. Off-campus labs are also scheduled for large animal techniques.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2100, VETT 2103, VETT 2110

(0/1/1)

VETT 2108 - Animal Anatomy Physiology Lab (1 Credit Hour)

An on-campus lab setting designed to reinforce lecture material and allow students to practice bone and joint identification and dissection of preserved specimens in order to identify major muscles and organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, nervous, reproductive, and urinary systems.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2100, VETT 2104

(0/1/1)

VETT 2109 - Clinical Pathology Lab for VTs (1 Credit Hour)

An on-campus lab setting designed to enhance and reinforce lecture material and allow students to perform hematological analysis, clinical chemistries, urinalysis, and ear and skin cytology.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2200, VETT 2105

(0/1/1)

VETT 2110 - Imaging For Vet Technicians (2 Credit Hours)

This on-line course covers the safe and effective production of diagnostic radiographic images, as well as the use of ultrasonography and endoscopic equipment. Students will learn to properly prepare equipment, measure and position animals, choose appropriate radiographic techniques, produce and process x-ray film, and analyze radiographs for diagnostic quality. This course will also cover preparation of equipment and patients for non-radiographic studies.

Prerequisite(s): VETA 1300

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2100, VETT 2103, VETT 2107

(2/0/2)

VETT 2200 - Clinical Experience IV (1 Credit Hour)

Parallels the course material in VETT 2201, 2202/2206, 2203/2207, and 2204/2208 in both clinical and lab settings in order to assist students in completing essential tasks. 75 hours are required to be completed at an approved veterinary facility.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2105, VETT 2109, VETT 2203, VETT 2207, VETT 2204, VETT 2208

(0/1/1)

VETT 2203 - Microbiology & Immunology- VTs (3 Credit Hours)

An on-line course that studies the history, classification, and nomenclature of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Sample collection and handling and laboratory procedures in bacteriology, mycology, virology, and immunology will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2200, VETT 2207

(3/0/3)

VETT 2204 - Surgical Nursing & Anesthesia (3 Credit Hours)

An on-line course that focuses on anesthesia practices and standard surgical procedures. Students will be exposed to anesthetics and the principles of anesthesia. This course covers the role of a surgical technician in regards to preoperative procedures, perioperative procedures, and post-operative procedures. This course also focuses on common surgical procedures of both small and large animals as well as dental procedures.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2200, VETT 2208

(3/0/3)

VETT 2207 - MicroBiology & Immunology Lab (1 Credit Hour)

An on-campus lab setting designed to allow students to follow proper procedures for identification of common bacteria and to perform biochemical tests involved in identifying microorganisms. Sample collection, handling, preparation, and safety will also be practiced, as well as common laboratory tests used to identify viral diseases.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2200, VETT 2203

(0/1/1)

VETT 2208 - Surgi Nursing & Ansethesia Lab (1 Credit Hour)

An on-campus lab setting designed to enhance and reinforce lecture by allowing students the opportunity to focus on anesthesia practices and surgical nursing. Students will be exposed to spay and neuter surgeries, as well as dentistry. Students will have the opportunity to perform routine dental prophylaxis, administer anesthetic related drugs, place endotracheal tubes, monitor patient status in all planes of anesthetic procedures, and maintain and operate anesthetic delivery and monitoring equipment.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2100

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2200, VETT 2204

(0/1/1)

VETT 2300 - Externship II (2 Credit Hours)

Final summer externship is designed to allow students to practice and improve their clinical skills. This class is intended to expound upon the student’s knowledge, skill, and attitude as an entry- level technician. All courses except VETT 2301(student will take in conjunct tion) need to be successfully completed to enroll in this externship. This course will also help to prepare the student to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) by providing a comprehensive review of the topics that will be covered on the exam. 200 hours are required to be completed at an approved veterinary facility.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2200

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2301

(0/2/2)

VETT 2301 - Small & Large Animal Medicine (3 Credit Hours)

An on-line course that studies diseases affecting common domestic animals including etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention, treatments, and public health issues. Vaccination, nutrition, and necropsy will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s): VETT 2200

Co-requisite(s): VETT 2300

(3/0/3)

VETT 2991 - Special Projects I (1 Credit Hour)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific needs in instruction through the Veterinary Technology program.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/0/1)

VETT 2993 - Special Projects II (2 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific needs in instruction through the Veterinary Technology program.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/0/2)

VETT 2995 - Special Projects III (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific needs in instruction through the Veterinary Technology program.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

VETT 2996 - Special Projects IV (1 Credit Hour)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific needs in instruction through the Veterinary Technology program.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)