2016-17 Catalog

Veterinary Technology

Courses

VETE 1101. Introduction to Veterinary Technology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is an overview of the roles, functions, career opportunitites, responsibilties, and contributions that veterinary technologists bring to veterinary medicine and other animal care and research disciplines.

VETE 1103. Introduction to Veterinary/Medical Terminology. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is an entry level introduction to veterinary/medical terminology. The foundation of veterinary terminologies and medical language roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms are covered along with musculoskeletal and dissection/spatial body positions.

VETE 1104. Human-Animal Interaction & Bonding. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines the dynamic and beneficial relationship between animals and people that are influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. The role of the veterinary technician is explored in cultivating this relationship through emotional, psychological, environmental, and physical interactions. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program.

VETE 1106. Physiology I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to acquaint students with general physiological principles of domestic animal species. The course emphasizes the commonalities of various systems shared between domestic animals,including organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and bio-molecules that carry out chemical or physical functions. Pre-requisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program.

VETE 1109. Comparative Anatomy Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

The application of this course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental techniques involved in gross anatomic dissection as well as necropsy procedures using virtual and cadaver models. This laboratory will correlate with lecture material learned in Animal Anatomy VETE 105 and will help to visualize these concepts. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 1103 and VETE 1205. Lab fee: $30.

VETE 1111. Veterinary Clinical Practice & Work Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic nursing skills, including restraint, history taking, examination-room etiquette, client interactions, sterilization and disinfection procedures, and administration of medications. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and veterinary facility employment or voluntary participation in a full service practice/hospital/clinic approved by the Program Director.

VETE 1205. Comparative Anatomy. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will teach the fundamentals of animal anatomy for domestic species with emphasis on locating and identifying bone, muscle, organ systems, anatomical regions and landmarks using specific terminologies and descriptors. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program.

VETE 1208. Physiology II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Continuation of Physiology I adding in-depth knowledge to mechanical, physical, and biochemical processes of different animal species. Content covers specific function, metabolic and digestive processes of ruminants, non-ruminant monogastric and monogastric species. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and VETE 1106.

VETE 1307. General Animal Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

The scientific study of animal agriculture involving beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses. Subjects covered will include management practices involving reproduction, nutrition, health, handling, genetic selection, and shelter. Marketing strategies and procedures. Credit for both AGRI 1319 and VETE 1307 will not be awarded. Lab fee $13.

VETE 2111. Veterinary Clinical Practice & Work Practicum II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic skills in medical nursing, administration of medications, nutrition and feeding, parasitology, and pathology. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 1111. Lab fee: $30.

VETE 2201. Companion Animal Disease. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge of the common diseases affecting companion animals. Students will learn the basics of recognizing diseases. Clinical signs, diagnostic tests and appropriate client education will be highlighted. The course will emphasize dogs and cats, but will also include other companion/exotic species including birds, ferrets and rodents. Prerequisites: Enrollment in Veterinay Technology Program, VETE 1103, VETE 1307, VETE 1208.

VETE 2206. Preventative Medicine & Therapeutics I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and competency in companion animals to administer vaccinations, immunological profiles, physical therapies, and disease prevention measures. Pre-requisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 1111, VETE 2111.

VETE 2221. Anesthesiology I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to introduce the veterinary technician student to the theoretical principles and practical applications of local and systemic anesthesiology. Mechanical configurations of anesthetic devices, their functions, and operational limitations are learned. Care and maintenance of anesthetic medications and equipment are covered. Pre-operative exams, assessments and hematology/biomedical profiles along with the kinetics of the hematopoietic system are discussed. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 2103, VETE 2204.

VETE 2222. Anesthesiology II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The continuation of Anesthesiology I, this course builds upon the content and applications necessary to regulate airway management and succeed in the anesthetic processes of induction, maintenance, and emergence. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 2221.

VETE 2224. Veterinary Surgical Nursing I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

This introductory course to surgical nursing covers surgical instruments, package prep, patient prep, anesthesia, monitoring, and post-op care. It provides a foundation of practical information that the veterinary technician must know in order to assist during surgeries of domestic species. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 2103, VETE 2204.

VETE 2225. Veterinary Surgical Nursing II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Specifically, the course is a continuation of VETE 2224 and covers the principles and practice of asepsis; the most efficient layout and working of the surgical area; the principles of surgery, particularly those related to wound healing; and the surgical procedures that are most commonly employed by the veterinary technician during small animal surgery and surgical emergencies. This course also focuses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 2221, VETE 2222, VETE 2224.

VETE 2227. Preventative Medicine & Therapeutics II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course is a continuation of the applications presented in VETE 2206. It is designed to provide students with the skills and competency in companion animals to administer fluid and oxygen therapies, support pediatrics and geriatrics, perform dental prophylaxis, and other preventative practices. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 2103, VETE 2204, VETE 2206.

VETE 2301. Principles of Macroeconomics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the aggregate or overall economy. Topics include the description and measurement of economic aggregates; the basic theories of output, employment and prices; the monetary economy and the role of government.

VETE 2302. Principles of Accounting I-Financial. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

An introduction to financial accounting concepts and their application in the accounting process for business organizations. Includes financial statement preparation and analysis and communication of financial information. No previous knowledge of accounting required. Lab fee: $2.

VETE 3105. Laboratory Animal Medicine. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is a study of the technical clinical aspects of laboratory animal care, including restraint and handling, common diseases, and nutrition of common laboratory species. Pre-requisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program.

VETE 3106. Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of avian and exotic pet husbandry, physiology, management, and medicine. This course includes the following vertebrate groups as lecture topics: reptiles, birds and exotic mammals. Prerequisites: Erollment in the Veterinary Technology Program.

VETE 3110. Large Animal Clinical Practice & Work Practicum II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course is a continuation of VETE 3409. It is designed to increase the level of student proficiency with the fundamentals of large animal husbandry, herd health management, preventive medicine, animal restraint and nutrition as it relates to the bovine, equine, porcine, and caprine species. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 3207, VETE 3409. Lab fee: $30.

VETE 3111. Large Animal Diseases. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of preventative medicine and common diseases present in the large animal species. Aspects of equine, bovine, ovine and porcine diseases and common treatments will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 3207.

VETE 3112. Strengths Based Leadership. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of leadership. Emphasis will be on the development of leadership skills through the four domains of leadership strength: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Stategic Thinking. Prerequisites: Enrollment in Veterinary Technology program or permission of program director.

VETE 3116. Large Animal Clnical Practice & Work Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course is designed to coincide with VETE 3207 and acquaint the student with the fundamentals of large animal husbandry, herd health management, preventive medicine, animal restraint and nutrition as it relates to the bovine, equine, porcine, and caprine species. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 1307, VETE 1208. Lab fee: $35.

VETE 3201. Radiology/Imaging I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Radiology I teaches veterinary technician students the fundamentals of taking and developing radiographs. Topics include positioning, how radiographs are generated, fundamentals of film processing, radiographic techniques and quality, and radiation safety procedures. Other imaging technologies include ultrasound, fluoroscopy, MRI, CT scan, and nuclear scintigraphy. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program.

VETE 3202. Radiology/Imaging II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course is a continuation of VETE 3201. It advances the veterinary technology student to competently perform a wide range of radiologic procedures on a cross section of domestic animals. It also provides skills to take ultrasounds and other imaging sequences for diagnostic and surgical provedures. Pre-requisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 3201.

VETE 3203. Laboratory Procedures I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

This lecture course is designed to introduce the veterinary technician student to hematology, cytology, and microbiology. The kinetics of the hematopoietic system are discussed with emphasis on normal smearsand cultures and common changes seen during disease states of domestic animals. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program. Lab fee: $30.

VETE 3204. Laboratory Procedures II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

This course serves as a continuation of VETE 3203 and covers topics of immunology, organ function, and diagnostic testing. Additional topics include normal and abnormal exfoliative cytology, veterinary microbiology, and the evaluation of endocrine disorders. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 3203. Lab fee: $30.

VETE 3207. Large Animal Medicine. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of farm animal herd health management, reproductive physiology, and lactation physiology. Major aspects of farm animal husbandry will be discussed. Course content is presented entirely online. Co-requisite VETE 3409.Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, VETE 1307, VETE 1208.

VETE 3301. Principles of Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling resources to accomplish organizational goals. The systems concept of management and role of the manager in each level of the organization are emphasized. Prerequisites: Junior classification or approval of department head.

VETE 3302. Personnel/Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental functions of human resources management; relationship between personnel management and organizations' emerging role of personnel administration in development of strategic policy for organizations. Prerequisites: MGMT/VETE 3301.

VETE 3303. Principles of Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An analysis of financial decision-making at the corporate level with emphasis on the maximization of stockholder wealth. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, the valuation of stocks and bonds, cost of capital, capital budgeting, dividend policy, leverage and capital structure, methods of firm valuation, working capital management, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 3313. Radiology & Clinical Imaging. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course teaches veterinary technician students beyond the fundamentals of taking and developing radiographs. Topics include descriptive positioning, digital radiographic techniques and quality calculations, and radiation safety procedures. Other imaging technologies include ultrasound, fluoroscopy, MRI, CT scan, and nuclear scintigraphy. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 3314. Marketing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examination of the principles and concepts of marketing goods, services, and intangibles by profit and non-profit organizations in a free enterprise and global economy. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 3315. Animal Diseases and Parasites. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Diseases of farm animals, both infectious and non infectious, parasites, parasitic diseases. Disease and parasite prevention through sanitation, treatment of animal diseases. Credit for both ANSC 3315 and VETE 3315 will not be awarded. Lab fee $2.

VETE 3317. Veterinary Microbiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to present a very broad spectrum of veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases. Animal disease etiologies and their differentiating signalment that occur in North America, as well as some global trans-boundary disease content, is emphasized and included. A systematic approach of describing infection and disease states is utilized to compare differences and similarities across many affected species. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 3318. Companion & Large Animal Diseases. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to provide the student with essential and detailed knowledge of the common diseases affecting companion and (selected) large animals. Students will focus on the recognition of diseases. This includes clinical signs, diagnostic tests, treatment modalities and appropriate client education. This course will emphasize dogs, cats, horses, and cattle but will also include other companion species-including birds. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 3408. Physiology of Reproduction. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Breeding efficiency of cattle, sheep, swine, and horses. Study includes the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive tracts, hormones directly controlling reproduction, estrus and estrous cycles, ovulation, mating, gestation, pregnancy tests, parturition, sperm physiology, semen evaluation, collection and storage of semen, and the primary causes of sterility in males and females. Credit for both ANSC 3408 and VETE 3408 will not be awarded. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: VETE 1307.

VETE 3409. Introduction to Genetics. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Fundamental principles of genetics: variation, heredity, and interaction of genes, linkage, sex linkage, and mutation. Special emphasis given to breeding of farm crops and domestic animals. Laboratory includes demonstration of Mendelian ratios with field crops and Drosophila and an introduction to statistical methods as applied to agricultural research. Credit for PSSC 3309, AGRI 3309 and VETE 3409 will not be awarded. Lab fee $7. Prerequisite Course: BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1407.

VETE 4086. Veterinary Technology Special Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours). [WI]

This is an advanced course in veterinary technology. Problems assigned according to experience, interest, and needs of individual students. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4111. Safety & Regulatory Compliance. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will introduce and heighten awareness of veterinary specific safety hazards and regulatory compliance issues. The course is designed to acquaint veterinary technician learners to the following: (1) personal safety hazards, (2) patient safety hazards, (3) Human Resource issues related to safety, (4) licenses, permits, and registrations, (5) Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), and (6) reproductive and gender issues. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4163. Shelter Animal Medicine I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students will learn to evaluate and modify protocols to enhance the physical health and well-being of sheltered dogs and cats as well as recognize and respond to common threats to physical health. Students will explore medical concepts related to population management, sanitation, facility design, and animal housing.

VETE 4164. Shelter Animal Medicine II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students will learn to manage infectious disease outbreaks common to the shelter setting, as well as address animal cruelty in multiple species. Prerequisite: VETE 4163.

VETE 4165. Shelter Animal Medicine III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Evaluate the quality of a shelter's behavioral health programs and implement changes to promote welfare and placement of sheltered dogs and cats. Investigate critical shelter animal behavior and welfare concepts including behavioral assessments, behavioral modification protocols, diagnosis of common behavioral problems, and medical treatments of selected behavioral disorders. Address spay/neuter protocols and in shelters. Prerequisites: VETE 4163 and VETE 4164.

VETE 4166. Veterinary Forensics I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Understand the procedures and protocols used when processing an animal crime scene. Understanding the legal system and the role and responsibility of the veterinarian.

VETE 4167. Veterinary Forensics II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on the examination of the animal, as well as special considerations for animal cruelty, postmortem changes, and forensic entomology. Prerequisite: VETE 4166.

VETE 4168. Veterinary Forensics III. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course allows students to explore various areas of trauma and injury that can occur in forensics, such as: blunt force trauma, sharp force injury, burn-, electrical-, and fire-related injuries, and firearm injuries. Prerequisites: VETE 4166 and VETE 4167.

VETE 4169. Veterinary Forensics IV. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course allows students to explore various areas of veterinary forensics, such as: asphyxia, poisoning, neglect, sexual abuse, and animal fighting. Prerequisite: VETE 4168.

VETE 4181. Veterinary Practice: Law & Ethics I. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This first course in veterinary law & ethics is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal principles required by State and National licensing boards within the scope of veterinary practices. Emphasis is placed on the principles and policies which veterinarians and technicians receive through continuing education in order to maintain licensure. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4182. Veterinary Practice: Law & Ethics II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

This second in a series course in veterinary law & ethics is designed to provide students with a continuing understanding of the legal principles required by State and National licensing boards within the scope of veterinary practices. Emphasis is placed on the principles and policies which veterinarians and technicians receive through continuing education in order to maintain licensure. Prerequisite: VETE 4181.

VETE 4185. Seminar. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

A review of current problems and developments in agriculture; professional opportunities and responsibilities; individual investigations and reports. Credit for both ANSC 4185 and VETE 4185 will not be awarded.

VETE 4208. Veterinary Research. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course is collectively designed to provide veterinary technology students an introduction to biomedical research and career opportunities in veterinary medicine. It is centered on supporting veterinarian technicians who are seeking to develop their scientific knowledge and research skills. Unmet needs for veterinary technician expertise exist in sectors of veterinary medicine, such as Biomedical Genomics, Genetics and Bioinformatics, Physiology, Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Sciences, Infectious Diseases, Biodefense and Immunology, Neuroscience, Anatomy and Functional Imaging, Reproductive Biology, Development and Epigenetics, Toxicology, Environmental Health Science, and Food Safety. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4209. Veterinary Technology: Capstone. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate achievement of the goals for learning established by the Veterinary Technology Program . The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning and to do so in a student-centered and student-directed manner which requires the command, analysis and synthesis of knowledge and writing skills. The capstone course integrates learning from the courses within the major and the academic experience. This course is highly recommended to be taken in the last semester. Prerequisites: VETE 4208, recommended as the last course, enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program, upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4251. Veterinary Practice: Administrative Tools for Success. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course outlines time tested tools and systems for improving a veterinary practice manager's administrative skills and performance standards. The mind-set need to achieve an important goal is studied through discussions that mark and define progress and setting achievable goals; success mapping! Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4252. Veterinary Practice: Teaching Techniques. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course explores the development and delivery of front office skills, etiquette and medical practices required of veterinary technicians in carrying out their profession. A wide variety of models and exemplars focus on the integration of client, medical supplier, veterinary resources and supportive biomedical technologies that contribute to the veterinary practice and profession. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4259. Companion Animal Dermatology. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will cover the presentation, recognition and diagnostics necessary to identify skin diseases and provide clinical guidelines for the successful management of skin diseases commonly seen in veterinary practice. Consideration of the diagnostic approach toward the dermatology patient, precancerous conditions, zoonoses, and breed predispositions are examined along with dermatologic drugs and toxicities. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4260. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines clinical canine/feline ophthalmology. Coverage of the most commonly diagnosed and treated neuro-ophthalmology and systemic diseases afflicting the eye are considered. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4262. Dental Procedures & Techniques. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course covers the 12-step dental cleaning procedure, oral pathology, instrumentation used in cleaning, equipment, dental radiology, interpretation of dental radiographs. digital dental radiography systems, utilization of digital systems to promote client acceptance of treatment plans, dental charting, and implementing a higher level of dental care in a general practice. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4270. Integrative Medicine. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A holistic approach to examination, diagnosis and treatment modalities of an animal, taking into consideration all aspects of the animal's life and focusing on culturally-alternative aspects of treatment. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4271. Equine Lameness & Treatment Modalities. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course analyzes the causes, diagnoses, and management of the myriad causes of lameness such as: defining and identifying the lame leg; spotting gait abnormalities and non-muscular causes; physical examinations and evaluations; diagnostic tools and other tests; the role of the veterinarian and farrier in pre-purchase examinations. Physical therapies along with treatment of specific conditions to the foot, pastern and fetlock, cannon and splint bones, knee, upper foreleg, hock, upper hind leg, and back are studied. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4272. Equine Forensics: Cruelty. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on assessment and investigation into large animal (equine) cruelty cases. It covers and describes methods for assessing starvation, body condition scoring, hoof care, dental care, and accidental and non-accidental injuries. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4273. Emergency & Critical Care of Horses. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course addresses the role of veterinary technicians in equine emergency and critical care. It covers and describes dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Patient assessment, equipment, therapies and techniques are discussed along with important drug information. Specific systemic problems such as hematologic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal emergencies, shock and trauma are covered. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4274. Equine Dermatology & Ophthalmology. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course describes the structure and function of the skin, and discusses disorders including bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral, protozoal, allergic, immune-mediated, endocrine, metabolic, and nutritional diseases. It also covers congenital and hereditary defects, pigmentation abnormalities, keratinization defects, environmental skin diseases, and skin tumors. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4275. Equine Learning & Behavior. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course explains learning theory, and offers practical advice on reward systems, positive and negative reinforcement, and overcoming fears and phobias. and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. It also a range of practical tools to employ in solving equine behaviour problems, and training tasks and case studies demonstrate these tools in use. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4283. Veterinary Practice Management Internship. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The Technician Manager Internship is designed to expose students to the daily practice-management activities that may be encountered in a veterinary practice, an animal research facility, or other allied animal-health facility. A minimum of 480 hours of participation in a veterinary manager internship position in a faculty-approved facility is required. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4302. Advanced Veterinary Terminology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course expands on the basics of VETE 1103 Words for each system of the body will be mastered as well as knowledge of abbreviations used in pharmacology, record keeping and laboratory testing. Students will achieve mastery of concepts through completion of exams and written assignments requiring use of the terminology. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director, VETE 1103.

VETE 4303. Services Marketing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduce the student to the service environment. An in-depth analysis of the most successful service-oriented industries and firms within the world's fastest-growing economic sector will be presented. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of Director, MKGT 3314.

VETE 4305. Pharmacology & Pharmacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course deals with pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical/therapeutic uses and toxicology of drugs. Emphasis is given on how a drug works to anticipate outcomes. Nursing responsibilities include administering drugs, calculating medication dosages based on given setting, assessing drug effects, intervening to make a drug more tolerable, and providing teaching about drugs and the drug regimen. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4313. Animal Welfare & Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Course content includes and focuses on the ethics of animal use, physiological and psychological aspects of adverse states, examination of animal environments, the role of the veterinarian and the profession in in animal welfare, knowledge and understanding of welfare issues, animal legislation and cruelty law, and further characterization and understanding of the human - animal bond. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4321. Companion Animal Diseases & Health Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on the nursing care required by companion animals as the result of disease or neonatal, geriatric, and obstetrical needs. The course objectives are to assess a student's knowledge base and then help him or her gain the knowledge to maintain the health, well-being, and longevity of companion animals. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director .

VETE 4323. Companion Animal Nutrition & Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Companion Animal Nutrition covers the essentials of nutrition and delves into energy and requirements. It examines the regulation of pet foods, ingredients, pet food labels and guaranteed analysis. It focuses on feeding management of pets for their entire lifecycle and in instances of disease and debilitating injury. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4325. Companion Animal Anesthesiology & Surgical Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides detailed coverage of the physiological, pharmacological and physical aspects of anesthesia. Detailed case study is utilized to build knowledge and understanding of anesthetic principles. Nursing skills are given emphasis toward pre- and post operative procedures.Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4326. Companion Animal Emergency-Critical Care & Pain Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on learning and applying emergency care, critical care and pain management techniques appropriate for veterinary technicians. The student will acquire knowledge of the proper use of drugs, fluids, and equipment for emergency and critical care patients. Students will also learn to evaluate these patients through physiological monitoring and life support measures in the intensive care unit (ICU). Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4331. Equine Disease & Health Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is a comprehensive study of the essential elements necessary to promote goo health among horses. Living environments, fencing, pasture, grooming, vaccination protocols, de-worming protocols, hoof care, dental care, etc. are addressed and discussed through case scenarios and models. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4333. Equine Nutrition & Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides in-depth information on the function and peculiarities of equine gastrointestinal physiology and the importance of the nutrients that are essential for equine well-being. In addition to discussions of common feeds and supplement, topics will include how to read and interpret commercial feed labels, the balancing of rations, and the use of feed analyses and computer analysis programs. Course content is presented entirely online. Prerequsites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4335. Equine Anesthesiology & Surgical Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides detailed coverage of the physiological, pharmacological and physical aspects of anesthesia. Detailed case study is utilized to build knowledge and understanding of anesthetic principles. Nursing skills are given emphasis toward pre- and post operative procedures. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4337. Equine Colic. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course explores the various etiologies and physiological responses of horse that are afflicted with gastrointestinal insufficiency. Each of the 5 main causative factors of equine colic are discussed and evaluated for health implications and measures necessary for a return to uncomplicated recovery. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4341. Veterinary Business & Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will give the student an overview of business subjects that will be applicable in any business environment but with particular emphasis in veterinary medicine. This course will also guide the student in the study of the financial and economic concepts necessary to run a small business with an emphasis on managing cash flow and planning. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4342. Human Resource and Client Management in Veterinary Facilities. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines the responsibilities of personnel managers and managers who perform the human resource management functions in Veterinary/Lab Animal facilities. Course content includes: work analysis, staffing, training, and development, appraisal, compensation, maintenance, client communication, and motivation. Contemporary topics are employee recognition, employee assistance programs, professional burnout, and sexual harassment as they relate to these unique areas. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4344. Marketing & Strategic Thinking. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This class is a veterinary applications course that will require the student to use theories learned in the foundation courses to evaluate practice situations and develop a plan of remediation if deficiencies are detected. Instructor designed scenarios as well as actual veterinary practice examples will be used to challenge the student's analytical and marketing skills. Financial topics, including evaluation of potential practices and buying decisions will be covered. Marketing strategies and ideas will be addressed as well as strategic planning exercises. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4351. Veterinary Practice: Administration and Organization. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Designed for veterinary technicians, this course explores the decision making responsibility within a veterinary practice environment in which to improve its competitive advantage. This course examines how the long-term organizational success of veterinary services can be achieved through effective policies and operating procedures. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4352. Veterinary Practice: Fiscal Analysis and Planning. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines the specific financials of veterinary practice and statement analysis that are one of the most challenging areas for practice managers. Also covered are facility additions/improvements, equipment, vehicles, and other capital expenditures that requires the practice manager to proactively conduct a thorough analysis of projected client (statement) income and projections to facilitate sound decision making. Also, under consideration are the variable pricing models - veterinary hospitals have a number of potential pricing models to choose from when setting fees. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4354. Veterinary Practice: Client/Consumer Behavior and Practice Branding. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will explore the veterinary practice manager's role in facilitating client education directed at the health care needs of their animals' and insuring for health care needs while growing the practice through internal and external promotions and educational programs. This course also examines veterinary wellness and preventative health care plans as well as communicating the benefits of product, place, price, promotion and branding. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4355. Veterinary Practice: Supervision and Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is designed to identify key interpersonal relationships in veterinary practice that leaders must foster and develop for long term success. Supervision in large and small practices; consisting of administrative, technical and support staff is also covered. A discussion planner (tool) for veterinary technicians/managers to develop interdependency, trust and effective communication will be utilized. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the BAS Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4361. Companion Animal Emergency & Critical Care. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will focus on learning and applying emergency and critical care techniques appropriate for veterinary technicians. The student will acquire knowledge of the proper use of drugs, fluids, and equipment for emergency and critical care patients. Students will also learn to evaluate these patients through monitoring and life support measures in the intensive care unit (ICU). Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.

VETE 4395. Capstone. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate achievement of the goals for learning established by the Veterinary Technology Program . The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning and to do so in a student-centered and student-directed manner which requires the command, analysis and synthesis of knowledge and skills. The capstone course integrates learning from the courses in the major with the courses from the rest of the academic experience. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Veterinary Technology Program and upper division standing or approval of the Director.