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VETT 1070 - Advanced Small Animal Techniques-Laboratory

Credit Hours: 0.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technician Program; VETT 1060  and VETT 1080  all with grade C or better

(formerly VETT 1090)

VETT 1070 instructs veterinary technician students in advanced techniques commonly performed in the dog and cat. It reiterates basic skills learned in VETT 1060. Application strategies include various routes of venipuncture, ophthalmic and otic medication administration, handling and collection of blood, urine, and fecal samples, and the administration of subcutaneous and intravenous fluids.

Billable Contact Hours: 1

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome A: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate venipuncture techniques for blood sample collection in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate blood collection from various veins using the syringe and vacutainer techniques.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate way to obtain a blood sample from the cephalic vein.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate way to obtain a blood sample from the saphenous vein.
  4. Demonstrate the appropriate way to obtain a blood sample from the femoral vein.
  5. Demonstrate the appropriate way to obtain a blood sample from the jugular vein.

Outcome B: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate sample collection techniques for urine and feces in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for obtaining a urine sample from a male dog using a catheter.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for obtaining a fecal sample in dogs and cats.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate technique of bandaging and recognize signs of improper application.

Outcome C: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate techniques used for various ophthalmic procedures and exams and administration of ophthalmic and otic medications in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Explain and demonstrate the steps involved in completing various ophthalmic exams and procedures.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate method of applying ophthalmic medicine.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate method of applying otic medicine.
  4. Demonstrate the appropriate way to clean ears.

Outcome D: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate techniques for IV catheter placement and SQ fluid administration in dogs and cats.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for placing an indwelling IV catheter.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for setting up an IV fluid administration set.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for SQ fluid administration.
  4. List and explain the location of various veins commonly used as venipuncture sites.

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

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for placement of a bandage on the tail.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for placement of a bandage on the paw.

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. Venipuncture and blood collection techniques
  2. Urine and fecal sample collection techniques
  3. Ophthalmic and otic procedures and techniques
  4. IV catheter placement and SQ fluid administration
  5. Bandaging techniques

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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