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.
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.
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.
4-1. Explore mammalian anatomy.
4-2. Perform a virtual cat dissection.
4-3. Discuss what anatomical differences you would expect between certain animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15-1. Select appropriate vocabulary terms based on the definitions provided.
15-2.Test your comprehension of concepts gained during this course.