Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Veterinary Assistant Practicum I

 Title Abbreviation:   VET ASST PRACTICUM I

 Department:    VETA

 Course #:    110

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    510808

 EPC:    115

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Through field trips, visit various veterinary work settings to explore typical work assignments, analyze work climates, expand and observe possible future work opportunities. In the classroom and laboratory, further develop skills and knowledge through hands-on practice of patient management strategies, surgical techniques, and laboratory procedures. Practicum will continue in VETA 113.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform a physical exam, using correct technique to take a temperature, identify heart and lung sounds.
  2. Correctly restrain an animal demonstrating various techniques for related animal positioning.
  3. Participate in all classroom clinic/laboratory practice procedures as assigned by the instructor.
  4. Provide nursing care for hospitalized patients.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Physical exam, using correct technique to take a temperature, heart and lung sounds.
  2. Restraining techniques and related animal positioning.
  3. Care for hospitalized patients.
  4. Certain operations of the facility.
  5. Classroom clinic/laboratory practice procedures.