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VET 2205 Veterinary Dentistry, Advanced Radiology & Diagnostic Laboratory

This course will offer a brief review of venipuncture and the collection of different samples (blood, urine, feces, skin). It will also review surgical assisting procedures such as gowning, gloving, and passing instruments. This course will provide continuous hands on practice of laboratory tests like manual blood counts, differentials, and centrifugation fecal floatation. Several labs which will include radiology, surgical suturing, and intravenous and urinary catheter placement will be held. Dental care of companion animals will be introduced and practiced within laboratory and clinical settings. This is a 4 credit-hour course that will be offered in A-Term of the Spring semester and is limited to Veterinary Technology Cohort students. Two classroom, four lab hours per week. Blended course in which some of the material is presented in an online format for home-review prior to class discussion.

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

Prereqs: VET 2115 and VET 2117 OR Approval of Department 


  • The student will, when given a specific body region and differential diagnosis, be able to position an animal correctly and take radiographs appropriate for review by a radiologist.
  • The student will be able to perform a dental prophylaxis cleaning on a cat or dog with minimal to no assistance.
  • The student will be able to identify diagnostic laboratory tests needed for specific diagnoses or rule-outs, and will be able to describe and perform the techniques required to obtain adequate and appropriate samples, store or ship these samples, and perform tests on these samples as specified within their Psychomotor Essential Skills Workbook.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4