VCS 231 Small Animal Nursing and Health Management IV

Credit: 1.5

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VCS 230

Instructor: Josh Clark, MS, RVT

Course Description:

This is the fourth of 4 courses involving nursing and management of the small animal patient. This course involves emergency and critical patient care and treatment that a technician will be expected to provide in a veterinary practice. It includes techniques, equipment, client education, management of the hospitalized patient and preventative medicine. Emphasis will be on the role of the veterinary technician in the veterinary hospital.

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.

Textbooks:

TitleAuthorISBN
Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7th EditionMcCurnin9781416057000
Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, 3rd EditionCrow0813813042
Hanbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 8th EditionKirk0721601383

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