Veterinary Assistant II
VETERINARY ASSISTANT II
Overview of veterinary-related medical terminology as it relates to the anatomical topography and function of the basic cell structure of animals, including an overview of skeletal anatomy and physiology. Introduction to all the major animal body systems including the integument and muscular systems, the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the hemolymphatic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, reproductive, urinary and nervous systems. Includes an introduction to pharmacology, anesthesiology, surgical patient management, including pre-operative techniques, aseptic technique, resuscitation, and physical examination including veterinary clinical procedures related to parasitology, hematology, urinalysis, and diagnostic imaging. Introduction to the handling and care of horses and applying principles learned about equine health care. Students will complete a 7-hour HIV-AIDS certification.
Prerequisite: VETA 121 with a "C" or higher.
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for certificate
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
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