Veterinary Science CPU Objectives

Activity 1

1-1. Gain an overview understanding of veterinary science as a health care field.

1-2. Explore major careers associated with veterinary science and the responsibilities, education, and licensure requirements for each.

1-3. Research laws for the state in which you live pertinent to veterinary technicians.

1-4. Develop a short paper discussing a chosen career field, using information gained during your research.

1-5. Discuss the research you conducted and any interesting facts you discovered.

Activity 2

2-1. Discover and chart basic facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

2-2. Research specific characteristics and facts about at least three different animals.

2-3. Consider which types of animals you would prefer working with as a vet and why.

Activity 3

3-1. Discover the basic anatomy of birds.

3-2. Explore basic care and preventative medicine for canines and felines.

3-3. Practice accurately interpreting nutritional information.

3-4. Discuss safety procedures.

3-5. Perform muzzling procedures for canines and felines.

3-6. Examine the importance of preventative medicine.

Activity 4

4-1. Explore mammalian anatomy.

4-2. Perform a virtual cat dissection.

4-3. Discuss what anatomical differences you would expect between certain animals. 

Activity 5

5-1. Define venipuncture.

5-2. Discover common venipuncture locations.

5-3. Practice proper restraint techniques for canine and feline venipuncture locations.

5-4. Explain why canine venipuncture and feline venipuncture are different.

Activity 6

6-1. Recognize various types of injections.

6-2. Identify proper venipuncture technique.

6-3. Perform venipuncture using the venipuncture trainer.

6-4. Discuss your feelings about performing venipuncture.

Activity 7

7-1. Explore common surgical procedures such as spaying and neutering.

7-2. Discover the importance of asepsis.

7-3. Determine the proper method for maintaining aseptic conditions.

7-4. Create a solution to a veterinarian's possible dilemma.

Activity 8

8-1. Define suture.

8-2. Explore the various types, uses, and techniques of suturing.

8-3. Examine the differences between performing suture on an animal and performing it on a human.

Activity 9

9-1. Practice placing interrupted single sutures.

9-2. Practice placing subcuticular sutures.

9-3. Review which suturing techniques you think are most often used in vet medicine.

Activity 10

10-1. Discover the importance of basic first aid.

10-2. Explore the importance of proper emergency procedures.

10-3. Practice a finger sweep to dislodge a foreign object.

10-4. Perform rescue breathing.

10-5. Simulate abdominal thrusts to dislodge an airway obstruction.

10-6. Locate and measure the femoral pulse on the CPR manikin.

10-7. Explain the activity's emergency procedures and whether you have ever been in a situation in which you might have needed one of them.

Activity 11

11-1. Discover the instances in which CPR is required in a veterinary emergency.

11-2. Practice the proper steps to performing canine CPR.

11-3. Discuss why it is so important to regularly re-evaluate the pulse and breathing of a CPR subject.

Activity 12

12-1. Explore various companion animal breeds and species.

12-2. Identify various companion animal breeds.

12-3. Consider what advice an animal health care worker should give to a client seeking a new pet.

Activity 13

13-1. You will perform a virtual pig dissection and compare the anatomy of the pig with the anatomy of the cat you dissected in Activity 4.

13-2. Outline some basic similarities and differences you have noticed between this dissection and the virtual cat dissection.

Activity 14

14-1. You will perform a virtual pig dissection and compare the anatomy of the pig with the anatomy of the cat you dissected in Activity 4.

14-1. Discuss the results of your anatomy comparison.

Activity 15

15-1. Select appropriate vocabulary terms based on the definitions provided.

15-2.Test your comprehension of concepts gained during this course.