Mar 29, 2023
AGV 128 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course introduces the basics of animal identification, husbandry, behavior, safety and healthcare to the student. Career opportunities in animal-related fields are explored.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology program.
- Examine domestic animal species and species specific behavior.
- Recognize the differences in domestic animal species.
- Identify the behaviors associated with each domestic species.
- Recognize the specific needs of each domestic species for appropriate care
- Discuss domestic breeds and their specific needs and behavior.
- Describe common identification methods for domestic animal species.
- Appraise responsibilities and techniques for keeping kennels and cages clean and disinfected, and maintaining proper records on care.
- Recognize legal responsibilities for maintaining animal care facilities and records.
- Demonstrate proper procedures for sanitizing pet care facilities.
- Discuss legal implications of medical records.
- Identify the components of the legal medical records and logs.
- Recognize advantages and disadvantages to different methods of formatting medical records.
- Interpret animal demeanor based on observation of body language and demonstrate proper use of restraint and safety equipment.
- Employ proper techniques for safe restraint of domestic species.
- Identify equipment for restraining domestic species.
- Demonstrate proper technique for basic physical exams and grooming of domestic species.
- Compare and contrast the roles of veterinarians, credentialed veterinary technicians, certified veterinary assistants, kennel attendants and other personnel in a professional working environment.
- Discuss the history of veterinary technology.
- Understand the laws and ethics governing the veterinary profession.
- Identify the professional organizations relating to veterinary technology.
- Summarize the requirements to becoming a credentialed veterinary technician.
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