Degree Type: Associate of Science Degree, AS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Science, Engineering and Math
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 2-year DEGREE or 3 semester CERT
Location: Rampart Range
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Introduces the student to the structure of veterinary medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the veterinary specific setting.
Introduces students to basic animal care skills and clinical procedures common to a veterinary assistant in practice. Laboratories provide practice in restraint, grooming and physical exam techniques.
Explores the topic of companion animal behavior and learning theory through critical reviews of behavioral literature and its implications for applied techniques in behavior and training. This course provides an understanding of how animals learn, how we can improve inter-species communication to reduce fear, stress, and anxiety, and how to apply this knowledge to the everyday treatment of animals under veterinary care.
Presents common veterinary office procedures including administration, professional etiquette, client relations, career development and job searching skills. Enrichment of computer skills in relationship to current veterinary management software will be emphasized.View In Catalog
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