Veterinary Technician (VT)

VT 109 Intro to Veterinary Technology 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2.5 Lecture/Discussion
1.5 Lab
An introductory course for students interested in the field of veterinary technology. Designed to give students hands-on experience with domesticated farm and laboratory animals.
VT 118 Comparative Anatomy/Physiology 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This course is designed to emphasize animal structures and functions that apply to procedures commonly employed in the practice of veterinary medicine. Students will perform dissections on a variety of animal preparations to further illustrate the similarities and differences in structures.
Prerequisites: VT 109 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
VT 120 Parasitology 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2.5 Lecture/Discussion
1.5 Lab
This course will cover the types, life cycles, diagnosis and control of parasites that infect and infest animals. Both internal and external parasites will be covered.
VT 121 Large Animal Diseases 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
This course will cover the role of Veterinary Assistant/Livestock Technician as an aid to the veterinarian in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious disease of large domesticated animals. Additionally, the study of common livestock diseases and fundamentals of immunity in promoting animal health and the foundation of disease control programs will be covered.
Prerequisites: (VT 109) or equivalent college course with "C" or better
VT 216 Veterinary Office Practices 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: VT 116
This course is designed to teach the skills that are necessary to operate the veterinary business office. Client communications, routine vaccinations, and preventative medicine procedures will be covered.
Prerequisites: VT 109 or equivalent college course with "C" or better