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VET 2115 Veterinary Anesthesia & Surgical Skills

In this course, the student develops an understanding for the role diagnostic testing plays in the treatment of animals. Discusses the techniques employed to retrieve, handle, and evaluate laboratory samples. Develops the student's understanding of sterile technique, surgical technique and assistance, and anesthesia application and monitoring. Identifies and discusses the use records management and different surgical procedures in veterinary medicine. This is a lecture course with some hands-on applications.

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

Prereqs: VET 2107 or VET 2108  Restricted to Majors 


  • Describe surgical procedures and techniques that coincide. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between different types of surgical instruments and suture.
  • Describe the correct procedure for collecting and evaluating various veterinary laboratory samples. Describe the safe handling of animals during sample collection.
  • Describe the correct procedure for preparing an anesthesia machine using both types of breathing systems. Demonstrate collecting the supplies needed to prepare the surgical room and patient. Describe the normal values/parameters of an anesthetized patient.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3