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2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
2021-2022 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

VETA 121 - Veterinary Assistant I

Credits: (9)
Learn about the history of veterinary technology, career opportunities, education requirements and the role and responsibilities of the veterinary assistant as part of the veterinary health team. Learn how to safely and effectively obtain patient data that will allow accurate evaluation of the patient with minimum stress and maximum safety. Introduction to animal restraint, record charting, interviewing a client, pharmacology, and physical examination. Topics include the necessary concepts involved in mathematics used in veterinary medicine including dosage calculations, metric conversions, percentages, ratios, medical terminology, medication categories and medical abbreviations. Students will complete a Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

Prerequisite: None.