Veterinary Assisting

Division: Agriculture

Contact Information

Veterinary Assisting Faculty Contact

Dr. Allison Vander Plaats, DVM | (559) 688-3137 | allisonv@cos.edu
Tulare Center Building B: 204 | Tulare Campus  

Agriculture Division Chair

Kim Pitigliano | (559) 688-3117 | kimp@cos.edu
Tulare Center Building B: 104 | Tulare Campus

Provost - Tulare College Center, Dean of Agriculture  

C. Louann Waldner, Ph.D. | (559) 688-3050 | louannw@cos.edu 
Tulare Center Building A: 109 | Tulare Campus 

For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES


VT 109 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
An introductory course for students interested in the field of veterinary technology. Designed to give students hands-on experience with companion and farm animals.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: Successful completion of ASCI 117 is recommended prior to enrollment.
VT 216 Veterinary Office Practices 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion Hours:
1 Lab
This course is designed to teach the skills that are necessary to successfully operate as a member of the veterinary medical or support team. Topics to be covered include basic animal nursing skills, laboratory procedures, medical math, sterility, and surgical assisting. Students will also become familiar with normal vital signs and common vaccinations of small animals.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: VT 109 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.

Vander Plaats, Allison
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
D.V.M., Cornell University