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VETT 1060 - Small Animal Techniques-Laboratory

Credit Hours: 0.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technician Program

VETT 1060 instructs veterinary technician students in basic techniques commonly performed in veterinary practice. Application strategies include handling and restraint, grooming, physical examination, auscultation, oral medication administration, and injection administration in the dog and cat.

Billable Contact Hours: 1

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome A: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate techniques in animal handling and restraint of dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate way to encage and remove from cage, handle, walk, lift, and carry a dog and cat.
  2. Demonstrate the technique used to place an animal in lateral recumbency.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate way to restrain dogs and cats for various procedures.
  4. Understand the various restraint tools available and be able to decide under what conditions each are used.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate use of muzzles.

Outcome B: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate techniques for obtaining temperature, pulse, and respiration in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate way to obtain body temperature.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate way to obtain heart rate and respiratory rate via auscultation.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate way to palpate the femoral artery to obtain pulse.
  4. List the normal ranges for temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

Outcome C: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate grooming care in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate technique used in trimming nails.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for stopping nail bleeding associated with trimming nails.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate techniques used in expressing anal glands.

Outcome D: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate administration of oral medications in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate way of administering tablets to dogs and cats.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate way of administering liquids to dogs.

Outcome E: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate techniques for administering injections in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate and be able to list the steps involved in preparing an inoculate.
  2. List and describe the appropriate location for SQ, IM, ID, and IV injections.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for administering SQ, IM, ID, and IV injections.
  4. List and explain the location of various veins commonly used as venipuncture sites.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Restraint and handling techniques
  2. Physical examination
  3. Grooming
  4. Oral medication administration
  5. Venipuncture

Primary Faculty
Tear, Marianne
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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