Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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VET 291 - Veterinary Technician Clinical Experience II

3 Credits, 12 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 12 lab periods

Supervised 144 hour clinical experience, which will be conducted at local veterinary hospitals, clinics, laboratory, and zoo or research facilities.

Information: Registration for this course is restricted to students enrolled in their final semester of the Veterinary Technician program. This course may be taken concurrently with the final semester of VET coursework. Instructor approval required.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply techniques and skills learned in the classroom to clinical situations.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate office skills.
  2. Perform nursing duties.
  3. Communicate effectively with clients.
  4. Perform radiology procedures.
  5. Perform clinical laboratory procedures.
  6. Demonstrate surgical nursing skills.
  7. Demonstrate kennel management skills.
  8. Adhere to standard safety procedures.

  1. Overview of Techniques and Skills for Clinical Situations
  2. Office Skills
    1. Telephone procedures
    2. Charting and records
    3. Scheduling      
  3. Nursing Duties
    1. Physical examination
    2. Patient history and data collection
    3. In-patient and out-patient care
    4. Administration of medication
  4. Communication with Clients
    1. Client education
    2. Disgruntled clients
  5. Radiology Procedures
    1. Animal positioning
    2. Identification of radiographs
    3. Exposure techniques
    4. Developing techniques
    5. Troubleshooting
  6. Surgical Nursing Skills
    1. Pre-surgical evaluation
    2. Pre-surgical care
    3. Anesthetic monitoring
    4. Post surgical care
  7. Kennel Management Skills
    1. Infection control measures
    2. Animal behavior
  8. Standard Safety Procedures
    1. Bite and injury prevention
    2. Personal protective equipment

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22

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