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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
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.
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Course Corequisites: VET 110, VET 130, VET 225
Information: Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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VET105 Practical Wildlife Rehabilitation Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the practical handling and rehabilitation of a variety of wild species with a state and nationally licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Includes skills, education and sponsored experience with several domestic species. Also includes the handling of some advanced species that will require a demonstration of competency.
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Information: This is not a restricted course and is open to any student interested in wildlife. This course would be beneficial to Veterinary Technology, Wildlife Management or other biological science related majors. Additional immunizations may be required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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.
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Course Corequisites: VET 107, VET 108
Information: Consent of program faculty is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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VET107 Veterinary Practice Assistant II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of VET 106. Includes pharmacy, surgical, laboratory and imaging skills.
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Course Corequisites: VET 106, VET 108
Information: Consent of program faculty is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: VET 106, VET 107
Information: Consent of program faculty is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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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.
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Course Corequisites: VET 100, VET 130, VET 225
Information: Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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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): VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 120, VET 131, VET 150
Offered: Spring.
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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): VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 111, VET 131, VET 150
Offered: Spring.
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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): VET 111, 120, 131 and 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 200, VET 211
Offered: Fall.
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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.
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Course Corequisites: VET 100, VET 110, VET 225
Information: Admission to Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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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): VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 111, VET 120, VET 150
Offered: Spring.
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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): VET 100, 110, 130 and 225.
Course Corequisites: VET 111, VET 120, VET 131
Offered: Spring.
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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.
Offered: Summer.
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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.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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VET200 Anesthetic and Surgical Nursing Credit Hours: 3.00
Techniques and procedures involving surgery and anesthesia. Includes preparation and identification of instruments and equipment, routine surgical procedures and handling of instruments and supplies during surgery. Also includes anesthesia induction and monitoring, post surgical care, clean up and surgical record keeping.
Prerequisite(s): VET 111, 120, 131 and 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 121, VET 211
Offered: Fall.
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VET205 Radiology and Imaging Techniques Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and techniques of radiographic imaging. Includes the production of X-rays, radiographic equipment, safety measurement, and radiographic quality. Also includes diagnostic radiographs, positioning of patients, darkroom techniques and X-ray processing.
Prerequisite(s): VET 121, 200 and 211.
Course Corequisites: VET 210, VET 220
Offered: Spring.
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VET210 Veterinary Nursing Procedures: Large Animal Care Credit Hours: 2.00
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 205, VET 220
Offered: Spring.
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VET211 Veterinary Nursing Procedures:Avian, Exotic, and Lab Animals Credit Hours: 2.00
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 mentoring techniques; teamwork; communications; and health problem assessment involving kennel management.
Prerequisite(s): VET 111, 120, 131, 150.
Course Corequisites: VET 121, VET 200
Offered: Fall.
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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): VET 121, 200 and 211.
Course Corequisites: VET 205, VET 210
Offered: Fall.
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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.
Offered: Fall.
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VET230 VTNE and AZ State Veterinary Medical Examining Board Review Credit Hours: 3.00
Preparation for a Veterinary Assistant or non-certified Technician to sit for the national and state Veterinary Technician Board Exams. 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 techniques and practice board exams.
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Offered: Spring.
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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: Completion of all VET Courses is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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