Animal Science Tech Lab (ATEL)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the structures and systems that make up an animal through the use of anatomic dissection. This laboratory will correlate with ATE 1110 lecture material and will help visualize concepts.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with office procedures, client education, mathematics and veterinary computer applications.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic laboratory and nursing skills, including restraint, history taking, exam room techniques, administration of medication, basic parasitology, and basic clinical pathology procedures.
This course introduces skills used in veterinary practice for induction and monitoring of anesthesia, preparation of the patient for surgery, surgical assisting, and basic radiographic technique.
This course acquaints the student with standards of ethical and humane veterinary practice, including laws and agencies governing the care, use, and movement of animals. Effective job seeking techniques and resume writing are explored. This capstone course acts as a Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) Board review.
The student will perform basic pharmacology calculations and routine procedures for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of common small animal infectious diseases, and common ophthalmic, aural, gastrointestinal, and urinary disease states.
This course is designed to provide the student with competence in performing procedures related to the following subjects: Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Reproduction, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Behavior, and Blood Transfusion Medicine. Skills learned in ATE 2613 and ATEL 2613 will be reinforced.
This course will provide information on basic animal nursing skills, principles of aseptic technique, local and general anesthesia, tranquilization, analgesia, surgical instrumentation, hospital management, and basic principles of patient preparation and monitoring for a variety of procedures. Procedures for minimizing exposure to hazardous substances related to anesthesia and surgery in the small animal patient will also be discussed. More advanced radiographic principles and positioning will also be introduced.
This course is designed to introduce the student to common parasites, their life cycles, and diagnostic testing. Hematology and the kinetics of the hematopoietic system are discussed with emphasis on normal animal blood smears, common changes seen during disease states, and changes in maturation of erythrocytes and leukocytes. Urinalysis and changes in health and disease are also discussed.
This course provides practical experience in clinical techniques related to hematology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, serology, and cytology including bone marrow analysis. Microbiology of fungi and bacteria will also be explored.
This course is a continuation of previous surgical nursing laboratories. More advanced principles of surgical assisting and anesthesia are presented with a focus on veterinary dentistry in the dog, cat, and rabbit patient. More advanced principles of radiography including dental, skull, shoulder, and OFA and PennHip radiography are discussed. Radiographic quality control and safety are emphasized.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the common clinical procedures in large animal species. The role of the veterinary technician will be emphasized.