Veterinary Technology (VTEC)

VTEC 10001     INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to veterinary technician's career: medical terminology, career choices, occupational safety, human-animal bond, pet loss, euthanasia, animal husbandry and basic nutrition, breed identification, basic animal behavior.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 10002     VETERINARY NURSING I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to animal nursing: record keeping, kennel sanitation, animal restraint, syringe and needle identification/handling, injection techniques, physical exams, grooming and administration of medications. Lecture two hours, laboratory 3 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: Veterinary technology (VTEC) major; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 10204     CLINICAL LABORATORY I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to clinical laboratory: equipment and equipment maintenance; internal and external parasites; urinalysis. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours weekly..

Prerequisite: Veterinary technology (VTEC) major.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 10205     VETERINARY NURSING II      3 Credit Hours

Clinical application off-site. Emphasis on skills from VTEC 10002; physical exam, medications, blood vessels catheterization, venipuncture; fluid therapy, wound care, patient rehabilitation and physical therapy, first aid, bandaging and CPR.

Prerequisite: Minimum C grade in BSCI 10005 and CHEM 10050 and HED 14020 and VTEC 10002 and VTEC 10204, Pre/corequisite: VTEC 10001.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 10206     PHARMACOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

Regulations controlling the use of drugs and biologicals, classifications and mechanisms of action of pharmaceuticals, dosage calculations, labeling, packaging and dispensing of veterinary products. Lecture 2 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: BSCI 10005 and BSCI 10110 and CHEM 10052 and CHEM 10053 and HED 14020 and VTEC 10001 and VTEC 10002 and VTEC 10204; pre- or corequisite: VTEC 10205.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20008     CLINICAL LABORATORY II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation and application of laboratory skills from Clinical Laboratory I; hematology, serology, cytology and other laboratory skills. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) in all prerequisites; BSCI 10005 and CHEM 10050 and VTEC 10002 and VTEC 10204; pre- or corequisites: VTEC 10001 and VTEC 10205.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20009     VETERINARY NURSING III      3 Credit Hours

Continuing nursing skills/techniques emphasizing large animal species: restraint, venipuncture, behavior, breeds, feedstuffs, food safety, meds, preventive care, surgical procedures, lameness. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: BSCI 10110 and CHEM 10052 and CHEM 10053 and VTEC 10001 and VTEC 10002 and VTEC 10204 and VTEC 10205 and VTEC 20008; and pre- or corequisite:VTEC 10206.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20010     IMAGING TECHNIQUES      3 Credit Hours

Principles and application of the production of X-rays, processing, radiation safety, storage, patient positioning and other imaging techniques. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: BSCI 10005 and BSCI 10110 and CHEM 10052 and CHEM 10053 and VTEC 10001 and VTEC 10002 and VTEC 10204 and VTEC 10205 and VTEC 20008; and pre- or corequisite: VTEC 10206.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20212     SURGERY AND ANESTHESIA      3 Credit Hours

Principles and application of the use of anesthetics, patient monitoring, dental prophylaxis, presurgery preparation, post-surgical patient care, sterilization, surgical preparation and assisting and equipment maintenance. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) in all prerequisites; BSCI 10005 and BSCI 10110 and CHEM 10052 and CHEM 10053 and VTEC 10001 and VTEC 10002 and VTEC 10204 and VTEC 10205 and VTEC 20008; and pre- or corequisite: VTEC 10206.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20213     NUTRITION AND DISEASE      2 Credit Hours

Principles of the disease process, disease control and prevention of common diseases of domestic animals. Nutrition principles especially for clinical diseases will be covered. Lecture 2 hours weekly.

Prerequisite: BSCI 20021 and VTEC 20009 and VTEC 20010 and VTEC 20212.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20214     VETERINARY NURSING AND HOSPITAL PROCEDURES      3 Credit Hours

Nursing procedures for laboratory and animal exotic procedures; procedures by a veterinary technician in a hospital environment including office and computer application. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours weekly including computer applications.

Prerequisite: BSCI 20021 and VTEC 20009 and VTEC 20010 and VTEC 20212.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 6 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20215     VETERINARY OFFICE APPLICATIONS      1 Credit Hour

Overview of veterinary practice management including veterinary medical record keeping, marketing, staff responsibilities, interoffice communications and public relation techniques. Automated veterinary office processing and record-keeping. Computer hardware and software commonly found in small to mid-sized veterinary practices described along with office procedures and work flow. Prerequisites: BSCI 10005, VTEC 10001, VTEC 10002, VTEC 10204

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20216     LABORATORY AND EXOTIC ANIMAL MEDICINE      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to laboratory medicine and management, including basic husbandry, common diseases, and treatment protocols for various laboratory animal species, pocket pets, avian and exotic species. The student will learn scientific names and primary use of common laboratory animals and will practice restraint, sexing, appropriate methods of venipuncture, administration of medications, and anesthetic techniques.

Prerequisite: VTEC 10001, VTEC 10205, VTEC 10206, VTEC 20008, VTEC 20010, VTEC 20212.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

VTEC 20392     PRACTICUM IN VETERINARY HOSPITAL (ELR)      5 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Students gain practical experience in veterinary clinic or approved clinical site to focus on mastery of all clinical skills needed for this career.

Prerequisite: BSCI 20021 and VTEC 20009 and VTEC 20010 and VTEC 20212.

Corequisite: VTEC 20213 and VTEC 20214.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement