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VET100 Introduction to Veterinary Technology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction into the role of the veterinary technician careers and career paths, legal applications, ethical responsibilities, professional attitudes, medical terminology, and occupational safety issues. Also includes breed identification of domestic animals, behavioral characteristics of animals, human-animal bonding, and dealing with pet loss.
Prerequisite(s): With a grade of C or better: REA 091 (or assessment into REA 112), and MAT 095 or 097 or Module 35 in MAT 089A or 089B (or assessment into MAT 151 or higher.)
Course Corequisites: VET 110, VET 130, VET 225
Information: Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
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VET106 Veterinary Practice Assistant I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the basic skills needed to assist veterinary professionals in the quality care of animals. Includes animal restraint, nursing, vaccinations and other basic assisting skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: VET 107, VET 108
Information: Consent of program faculty is required before enrolling in this course.
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VET107 Veterinary Practice Assistant II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of VET 106. Build on the foundation skills of veterinary clinical care in VET 106. Includes foundations in pharmacy order fulfillment, supportive roles in surgical environment, care of surgical equipment, and the assistant's role in obtaining samples and submitting them for diagnostic results. Also includes an introduction to veterinary imaging and restraint techniques needed related to imaging.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: VET 106, VET 108
Information: In order to continue in VET 107, students must complete VET 106 with a grade of C or higher.
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VET108 Introduction to Veterinary Facility Practices Credit Hours: 6.00
Introduction into the role of the veterinary practice assistant in the veterinary medicine profession. Includes careers and career paths, legal applications, ethical responsibilities, professional attitudes, medical terminology, and occupational safety issues. Also includes standard office procedures with an emphasis in client relations and education and computer skills, breed identification of domestic animals, behavioral characteristics of animals, human-animal bonding, and dealing with pet loss.
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Course Corequisites: VET 106, VET 107
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VET110 Veterinary Nursing Procedures I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to veterinary nursing techniques. Includes physical examination, history taking, injections, preventative health care, basic nutrition and animal restraint. Also includes husbandry techniques, kennel management and sanitation of kennel facilities for dogs and cats.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: VET 100, VET 130, VET 225
Information: Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
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VET111 Veterinary Nursing Procedures II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of VET 110 with an emphasis on venipuncture, catherization, fluid therapy and basic dental care procedures. Includes complete physical examinations, wound management, CPR and first aid.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 120, VET 131, VET 150
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
VET120 Clinical Pathology I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to clinical pathology. Includes pathology terminology, basic laboratory procedures and specimen collection and preservation. Also includes basic use and care of microscopes.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: with a C or better in VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 111, VET 131, VET 150
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
VET121 Clinical Pathology II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of VET 120. Includes review of laboratory procedures, urinalysis, and cytologic evaluations. Also includes pathogens, parasites, and hematologic evaluations.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 111, 120, 131 and 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 200, VET 200LB, VET 210, VET 211
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VET130 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I Credit Hours: 4.00
Anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Includes the study of body systems such as skeletal, muscular, integumentary, special sense organs, circulatory and digestive. Also includes principles of disease.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last eight years with a C or better: BIO 156IN or BIO 181IN (or required score on BIO Challenge Exam), and CHM 130IN or CHM 151IN (or score of 34 or higher on the CHM 130 Challenge Exam.)
Course Corequisites: VET 100, VET 110, VET 225
Information: Admission to Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
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VET131 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of VET 130. Includes the study of the nervous, respiratory, and reproductive systems and special sense organs. Also includes endocrine, urinary systems, and principles of disease.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 111, VET 120, VET 150
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VET150 Pharmacology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to regulations of biologics and pharmaceuticals. Includes classification, dosage calculations, labeling, logging and packaging of drugs.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 100, 110, 130, and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 111, VET 120, VET 131
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VET191 Veterinary Technician Clinical Experience I Credit Hours: 3.00
Supervised 200 hour clinical experience, which will be conducted at local veterinary hospitals, clinics, laboratory, and zoo or research facilities.
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Information: Completion of first year Veterinary Technology courses is required before enrolling in this course.
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VET196 Independent Study in Veterinary Technology Credit Hours: 1-3.00
Independent study course offering students an inroad to focus on a particular veterinary medical subject or subjects, to study that subject, and to hone manual skills while working in an independent format. Content of study and its manner of execution must be developed through mutual agreement between the student and the instructor prior to enrollment in the course.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this class.
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VET200LB Anesthetic and Surgical Nursing Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the lab portion of VET 200. Foundation of techniques and procedures involving surgery and anesthesia. Includes preparation, maintenance care, sterilization and identification of instruments and surgical equipment. Also includes active participation in routine surgical procedures as an operating nurse (e.g. anesthesia induction, anesthetic maintenance, anesthetic monitoring, post-surgical patient care, surgical suite maintenance, and surgical and medical record keeping.)
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 111, 120, 131, and 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 121, VET 200, VET 210, VET 211
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VET200 Anesthetic and Surgical Nursing Credit Hours: 2.00
Explore scientific principles on which asepsis, sterilization, staff and patient safety, and nursing techniques are practiced in the anesthetic and surgical environment. Includes pharmacology and physiology associated with anesthesia. Also includes content knowledge behind the application in the laboratory setting and in the field, which lead to favorable clinical outcomes.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 111, 120, 131, and 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 121, VET 200LB, VET 210, VET 211
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VET205LB Radiology and Imaging Techniques Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
The lab portion of VET 205. Includes principles and techniques of radiographic imaging. Also includes the production of X-rays, radiographic equipment, safety measures and radiographic quality, diagnostic radiographs, positioning of patients, darkroom techniques and X-ray processing.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 130 and 131.
Course Corequisites: VET 205
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VET205 Radiology and Imaging Techniques Credit Hours: 2.00
Principles and techniques of radiographic imaging. Includes the physics behind production of X-rays, ultrasound and advanced imaging. Introduction to radiographic equipment, endoscopy equipment, ultrasound equipment and 3 dimensional imaging units. Instruction in workplace safety measures regarding imaging equipment.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 130 and 131.
Course Corequisites: VET 205LB
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VET210LB Veterinary Nursing Procedures Lab: Large Animal Care Credit Hours: 1.00
The lab portion of VET 210. Veterinary nursing techniques for large animals. Includes restraint procedures; nursing care and behavior of large animals; application of preventative medicine; application of nutrition; and large animal medical and surgical procedures. Also includes mentoring techniques; teamwork; communications; and health problem assessment involving kennel management.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 111, 120, 131 and 150
Course Corequisites: VET 210
Information: Registration for this course is restricted to students who have completed the first year in the Veterinary Technician Program.
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VET210 Veterinary Nursing Procedures: Large Animal Care Credit Hours: 1.00
Veterinary nursing techniques for large animals. Includes restraint procedures; nursing care and behavior of large animals; preventative medicine; nutrition; and large animal medical and surgical procedures. Also includes mentoring techniques; teamwork; communications; and health problem assessment involving kennel management.
Prerequisite(s): VET 111, 120, 131 and 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 210LB
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VET211LB Veterinary Nursing Procedures Lab:Avian,Exotic,& Lab Animals Credit Hours: 1.00
The lab portion of VET 211. Veterinary nursing techniques for avian, exotic and laboratory animals. Includes care and management of laboratory animals and exotic companion animals; husbandry; nursing procedures; preventative health care; and restraint. Also includes mentoring techniques; teamwork; communications; and health problem assessment involving kennel management.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 111, 120, 131, 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 211
Information: Registration for this course is restricted to students who have completed the first year in the Veterinary Technician Program.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
VET211 Veterinary Nursing Procedures:Avian, Exotic, and Lab Animals Credit Hours: 1.00
Veterinary nursing techniques for avian, exotic and laboratory animals. Includes care and management of laboratory animals and exotic companion animals; nursing procedures; preventative health care; and restraint. Also includes Animal Welfare knowledge and principles of regulations of animal use in research.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 111, 120, 131, 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 121LB
Information: Registration for this course is restricted to students who have completed the first year in the Veterinary Technician Program.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
VET220 Clinical Pathology III Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of VET 121 for summation of laboratory skills and techniques needed of the Veterinary Technician. Includes blood chemistry, bacteriologic and microbiologic procedures and necropsy.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 121, 200, and 200LB.
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VET225 Veterinary Hospital Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
Standard office procedures with an emphasis in client relations, education and computer skills. Ethics in veterinary medicine, state and federal regulations governing veterinarian practices and all aspects of clinical patient care will be covered.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: VET 100, VET 110, VET 130
Information: Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
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VET230 VTNE and AZ State Veterinary Medical Examining Board Review Credit Hours: 3.00
Test preparation for VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) and state medical examination board. Includes a review of the Arizona Revised Statutes and Administrative Rules pertaining to veterinary medicine and content review of all pertinent medical subjects. Also includes test taking skills, test anxiety reduction techniques, and practice for board exams.
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VET291 Veterinary Technician Clinical Experience II Credit Hours: 3.00
Supervised 200 hour clinical experience, which will be conducted at local veterinary hospitals, clinics, laboratory, and zoo or research facilities.
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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.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.