VT 101 : Intro to Veterinary Technician

Transcript title

Intro to Veterinary Technician

Credits

3

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

30

Lecture hours

30

Prerequisites

BI 101 or BI 211; GS 105 or CH 104; MTH 095, 111 or higher; WR 121; and COMM 218.

Corequisites

VT 102, VT 103, VT 117.

Description

Introduces the role of the veterinary technician within the veterinary health care team, career opportunities for veterinary technicians, the history of veterinary medicine, ethics, common small animal breeds and effective communication techniques within the veterinary teams and with clientele.

Learning outcomes

1. Summarize the role of the veterinary technician within the veterinary health care team.
2. Explain the history, legal issues and ethics of veterinary medicine.
3. Identify career opportunities within the broad field of the veterinary technician profession.
4. Demonstrate effective communication techniques with veterinary team members and with clients.
5. Explain common safety issues and protocols in veterinary medicine.
6. Provide examples of professional conduct in the workplace.
7. Identify common small animal breeds and common health problems associated with individual breeds.
8. Explain how to apply crisis intervention/grief management skills with clients.

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