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VET 1102 Introduction to Veterinary Technology I

This course will introduce the student to veterinary medicine: the history, marketing systems, economic impact, and legal and current interests. Students will learn to identify a variety of species of animals and breeds within those species. Students will discuss reproductive practices, nutritional impact of feedstuffs, animal husbandry, animal behavior, preventive care and common diseases seen with a wide variety of animal species. Finally, students will be introduced to the human-animal bond and the impact of geriatric medicine and euthanasia on the veterinary technician.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Veterinary Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify appropriate behavioral cues, restraint techniques, husbandry techniques, nutritional and reproductive management for success and health of a variety of species. Develop an understanding of appropriate preventive care maintenance plans for a variety of species.
  • Identify the historical, legal, ethical, and professional parameters that impact the practice of Veterinary Technology.
  • Discuss occupational health and safety in the Veterinary environment.
  • Identify and describe the ideal organization for effective management within the veterinary hospital. Describe the differences and similarities between a range of veterinary practices.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2