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Veterinary Technology (VET)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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VET 1103 Introduction to Small Animal Medicine (A)    

2 credits
This course will familiarize the student with common business procedures used in veterinary practices, including fundamental record-keeping and medicolegal requirements. The role of the veterinary technician as a member of the veterinary health care team and client educator is addressed. Handling, restraint, patient assessment and medicating techniques for canine and feline species will be covered. An overview of USDA regulations and ethical use of animals will be explored. The student will learn basic animal training methods and how to assist clients with the resolution of common animal behavior problems.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours   Lab fee: $55.00

 

VET 1105 Veterinary Parasitology (A)  

2 credits
VET 1105 offers an introduction to the common internal and external parasites of domestic animals, including scientific nomenclature, life cycles, common methods of identification, and the treatment and/or prevention of these parasites.

Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Corequisite: VET 1103   Lab fee: $79.30

 

VET 1324 Principles of Veterinary Radiology (A, SP)    

1 credit
In this course, students learn the basic principles of x-ray production, radiographic positioning, x-ray machine operation, radiographic technique, and film processing. Radiation safety and proper use of protective equipment is emphasized. Special radiographic procedures and technique evaluation are thoroughly explored.

Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: BIO 1121, BIO 1122  Lab fee: $19.00

 

VET 1331 Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology (SP, SU)  

2 credits
This course will provide a clinically relevant systems approach to the comparative anatomy and physiology of the canine, bovine, equine and feline species, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, exocrine, and urogenital systems. A brief presentation of avian anatomy and physiology is included.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisites: BIO 1121, BIO 1122   Lab fee: $13.00

 

VET 1335 Clinical Pathology I (SP) 

4 credits
This course is designed to acquaint students with the equipment and techniques required to utilize body fluid and tissue samples as a diagnostic tool. Students will perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, and cytologic evaluation on a variety of domestic animal species. Recognition of normal and abnormal clinical parameters will be stressed.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 1121, BIO 1122   Lab fee: $98.00

 

VET 1338 Veterinary Surgical Techniques (SP)  

2 credits
In this course, students learn the fundamentals of routine veterinary surgical procedures, including patient preparation, identification of instruments, preparation of surgical packs, methods of sterilization, suture materials, and suture patterns. Pre-anesthetic laboratory testing, postoperative patient care, and client follow-up instructions are discussed. Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisites: VET 1103, BIO 1121, BIO 1122   Lab fee: $7.00

 

VET 1426 Principles of Veterinary Anesthesia (A, SP)   

3 credits
This course provides an introduction to veterinary anesthesia that correlates principles of animal physiology as it pertains to anesthetic agents. Students will learn patient pre-anesthetic evaluation, properties and uses of pre-anesthetic and general anesthetic agents, pain recognition and management, principles of fluid therapy, and dosage calculations. Patient monitoring, safe anesthetic equipment utilization, and handling anesthetic emergencies will also be emphasized.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 1121, BIO 1122    Lab fee: $57.30

 

VET 1501 Animal Nutrition (SU)  

2 credits
This course focuses on fundamental animal nutrition for domestic species, including caloric and nutrient requirements, and feeding techniques. The student will learn to educate clients on the nutritional needs of various animal species and explain the necessity and purpose of veterinary prescription diets in the management of diseases.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 1121, BIO 1122    Lab fee: $15.00

 

VET 1502 Laboratory and Exotic Animal Medicine (SU)

1 credit
This course is an introduction to laboratory animal medicine and management, including basic husbandry, common diseases, and treatment protocols for various laboratory animal species, pocket pets, avian and exotic species. The student will learn the scientific names and primary use of common laboratory animals and will practice restraint, sexing, appropriate methods of venipuncture, administration of medications, and anesthetic techniques.

Lecture: 0.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour       Lab fee: $50.55

 

VET 1533 Clinical Application I (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course involves laboratory exercises for VET 1338, VET 1324 and VET 1426. In VET 1533, students learn how to perform fundamental techniques commonly used in small animal veterinary practices, including physical examination, surgical preparation, anesthesia, radiology, venipuncture, dental prophylaxis, bandaging and splint application, administration of medical treatments, and record-keeping.

Lab: 4 hours

Prerequisites: VET 1324, VET 1331, VET 1338, VET 1426

Lab fee: $238.25

 

VET 1536 Small Animal Health & Disease (SP, SU)  

2 credits
Using a systems approach, the student will learn the more frequently encountered diseases of dogs and cats, including the disease name, etiology and pathogenesis, history and clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment, prevention, and zoonotic potential. Vaccination protocols commonly used in small animal veterinary practices will be covered.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: VET 1103    Lab fee: $20.00

VET 2535 Clinical Pathology II (A, SP, SU)   

4 credits
The urinalysis portion serves as an introduction to the physical, chemical, and microscopic evaluation of urine. Students will perform routine veterinary urinalysis procedures on a variety of animal species, and determine normal versus abnormal constituents. The microbiology portion serves as a practical introduction to the laboratory identification of microbial agents associated with diseases in various animal species. Students perform techniques necessary to isolate, identify, and evaluate the presence of clinically significant microorganisms.

Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: VET 1335        Lab fee: $249.07

 

VET 2562 Veterinary Pharmacology (A, SP)      

2 credits
This course will provide an overview of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, including a basic understanding of pharmacokinetics, terminology, prescription writing, drug classifications, indications for drug use, and methods of administration. Pharmacy management, controlled substance use and regulations, and ethical behavior when handling pharmaceutical agents will be stressed.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1331, VET 1426  Lab fee: $15.00

 

VET 2563 Clinical Application II (A, SP)   

2 credits
This course is a continuation of Clinical Application I designed for the student to practice skills and techniques commonly used in small animal veterinary practices.

Lab: 64 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533. VET 1536     Lab fee: $211.00

 

VET 2566 Large Animal Health & Disease (A, SP, SU) 

2 credits
This course familiarizes the student with the most common diseases of horses, food animals, and camelid species. Husbandry, vaccination protocols, nutrition, breeding, and management for preventive health care are also covered.

Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: VET 1103  Lab fee: $7.00

 

VET 2599 Clinical Application III (A, SP) 

2 credits
This is a capstone course designed to demonstrate proficiency in small animal techniques performed in Clinical Application I & II, including medical record maintenance, physical examination, administration of fluids and medications, pre-anesthetic evaluation, general anesthetic administration and recovery, surgical preparation, splint application, dental prophylaxis, radiographic procedures, phlebotomy and laboratory techniques. A portion of this class will be devoted to student preparation for the Veterinary Technician National Exam.

Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536, VET 2563  Lab fee: $160.30

 

VET 2800 Veterinary Seminar I (A, SP)   

1 credit
This course focuses on issues related to the students’ clinical experiences, including pet loss, client grief, euthanasia, problem solving models and change strategies. Companion animals as family members and the importance of the human-companion animal bond are explored. Seminar: 1 hour

Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536
Corequisite: VET 2900

 

VET 2820 Veterinary Seminar A/B (A)  

1 credit
This course focuses on issues related to the students’ clinical experiences, including pet loss, client grief, euthanasia, and client assistance during pet loss. Companion animals as family members and the importance of the human-companion animal bond are explored. Special topics in veterinary medicine are discussed.

Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536
Corequisites: VET 2921, VET 2922

 

VET 2830 Veterinary Seminar C/D (SP)   

1 credit
This course addresses issues emanating from the students’ clinical experiences. Students are prepared for employment as veterinary technicians through simulated job interviews, resume preparation and discussion of employment strategies. The role of the veterinary technician in the community is explored. Applications for registration with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board are distributed and the Ohio Veterinary Practice Act pertaining to veterinary technicians is examined. Seminar: 1 hour

Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536
Corequisites: VET 2931, VET 2932

 

VET 2850 Veterinary Seminar II (A, SP) 

1 credit
A continuation of VET 2800, that addresses issues emanating from the students’ clinical experiences. Students are prepared for employment as veterinary technicians through simulated job interviews, resume preparation, and discussion of employment strategies. The role of the veterinary technician in the community is explored. Applications for registration with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board are distributed and the Ohio Veterinary Practice Act pertaining to veterinary technicians is discussed.

Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: VET 2800
Corequisite: VET 2950

 

VET 2900 Veterinary Practicum I (A, SP)   

2 credits
Observation and practical application of techniques used in veterinary medicine. Students are assigned to various veterinary facilities, including The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, private veterinary practices, veterinary emergency hospitals, research centers, diagnostic laboratories, and zoos.

Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536        Lab fee: $104.00

 

VET 2921 Veterinary Practicum A (A)  

1 credit
Observation and practical application of techniques used in veterinary medicine, designed for the evening Veterinary Technology program. Students are assigned to various veterinary facilities, including The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, private veterinary practices, veterinary emergency hospitals, research centers, and diagnostic laboratories.

Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536        Lab fee: $59.00

 

VET 2922 Veterinary Practicum B (A)   

1 credit
This course is a continuation of VET 2921 designed for the evening program student.

Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536        Lab fee: $59.00

 

VET 2931 Veterinary Practicum C (SP)   

1 credit
This course is a continuation of VET 2922 designed for the evening program student.

Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536      Lab fee: $59.00

 

VET 2932 Veterinary Practicum D (SP)  

1 credit
This course is a continuation of VET 2931 designed for the evening program student.

Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536     Lab fee: $59.00

 

VET 2950 Veterinary Practicum II (A, SP)  

2 credits
This course is a continuation of VET 2900. Practicum: 14 hours

Prerequisites: VET 1105, VET 1335, VET 1501, VET 1502, VET 1533, VET 1536     Lab fee: $104.00