Session I: Orientation and Math (18 hours)
Basic math, the
metric system, conversions, dosage calculations and dilution problems are
addressed. General introduction to chemistry and biology are discussed.
Chemistry (27 hours)
provide a basic general introduction to chemistry and biology, basic math,
the metric system, conversions, dosage calculations and dilution problems.
General Introduction to Chemistry
Biology (27 hours)
Such courses will
include general biology and introduction to anatomy and physiology of
organ systems as they apply to Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT).
Anatomy and Physiology (18 hours)
This course focuses on topics that are
directly relevant to the field of veterinary medicine in anatomy and
physiology of organ systems as they apply to RVTs.
Veterinary Nursing (18 hours)
This course incorporates anesthesiology and
anesthesia techniques; including equipment and equipment care and
maintenance, types of anesthesia and basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Casting, Splinting, Bandaging and Suturing (18 hours)
This course covers casting, splinting and
bandaging types and materials, different applications and uses. The
suturing segment focuses on different suture materials, patterns and
instrumentation. This session includes open reduction of fractures and
tissue handling for suturing and surgical assistance training.
Laboratory Theory (12 hours)
Students learn the theory behind some of the
most common laboratory procedures in veterinary clinics. Students learn
about hematology, cytology and histology. Class discussion topics include
infectious disease testing, cultures, urine and fecal testing.
Common Laboratory Procedures
Hematology, Cytology and Histology
Testing for Infectious Diseases,
Cultures, Urine and Fecal Testing
Veterinary Nursing (12 hours)
This course focuses on dental prophylaxis and
extractions, radiology and radiological safety, technique charts,
anesthetic induction and monitoring.
Anatomy of the Mouth for Different
Sessions IX through
XII: Radiology (60 hours)
This course includes radiology, radiological
safety, technique charts, anesthetic induction and monitoring and basic
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Technique Charts and How to Use Them
Veterinary Nursing and Emergency Medicine (24 hours)
This course incorporates toxicology,
infectious diseases and zoonotic diseases that are normally encountered in
both small and large hospital settings.
Diseases and Disease Producing Agents
General Vaccination Protocols and
General animal nursing
What is Emergency
Emergencies for Different Species
Session XIV through
XVI: Pharmacology (54 hours)
This course incorporates pharmacology and
dosage calculations, including definitions, commonly used drugs in
different species and contraindicated drugs.
What is Pharmacology?
Commonly Used Drugs in Different Species
Common Drug Reactions
Contraindicated Drugs for Different
California Jurisprudence, Hospital Procedures, Animal Behavior and
Nutrition and Communications Labs (18 hours)
The course topics cover the California
Practice Act, record keeping, inventory and ordering and exam room
procedures. Communications issues and marketing concepts are introduced.
Students are exposed to legal and ethical issues that occur in a clinical
and hospital setting as well as leadership and professional etiquette. Students learn about small, large and exotic animal behavior as it relates
to restraint and training. Commercial diets and feeding practices as they
apply to different species are discussed. Students participate in a
roundtable discussion format that includes role playing. Topics of
discussion include client greeting, invoice presentation, emergency
situations, client and interoffice conflict and client education.
Animal Behavior and Nutrition