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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.
Competencies
  1. Examine domestic animal species and species specific behavior.
    1. Recognize the differences in domestic animal species.
    2. Identify the behaviors associated with each domestic species.
    3. Recognize the specific needs of each domestic species for appropriate care
    4. Discuss domestic breeds and their specific needs and behavior.
    5. Describe common identification methods for domestic animal species.
  2. Appraise responsibilities and techniques for keeping kennels and cages clean and disinfected, and maintaining proper records on care.
    1. Recognize legal responsibilities for maintaining animal care facilities and records.
    2. Demonstrate proper procedures for sanitizing pet care facilities.
    3. Discuss legal implications of medical records.
    4. Identify the components of the legal medical records and logs.
    5. Recognize advantages and disadvantages to different methods of formatting medical records.
  3. Interpret animal demeanor based on observation of body language and demonstrate proper use of restraint and safety equipment.
    1. Employ proper techniques for safe restraint of domestic species.
    2. Identify equipment for restraining domestic species.
    3. Demonstrate proper technique for basic physical exams and grooming of domestic species.
  4. Compare and contrast the roles of veterinarians, credentialed veterinary technicians, certified veterinary assistants, kennel attendants and other personnel in a professional working environment.
    1. Discuss the history of veterinary technology.
    2. Understand the laws and ethics governing the veterinary profession.
    3. Identify the professional organizations relating to veterinary technology.
    4. Summarize the requirements to becoming a credentialed veterinary technician.



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