Study of animal diseases with emphasis on disease control, zoonoses, client education, and nutritional support of diseased animals. Prerequisite: 116 or 216.
Course Description: A study of the diagnostic imaging of both large and small animal patients with emphasis on radiation safety and methods of obtaining high quality diagnostic radiographs.
Introduction to laboratory animals most commonly used in research labs and drug companies, including laboratory animal care, identification procedures, housing, sanitation, diseases, and parasites of laboratory animals. Laboratory animal care outside of class is mandatory. Prerequisites: 213, 216, 312 Three hours lecture; two hours laboratory.
Planned clinical experience to help upgrade technical competence. Emphasis placed on surgical nursing and anesthesia skills. Surgical assignments and nursing care outside of class are mandatory. Prerequisites: 116, 208, 210, 212, 213, and 214. One four-hour session per week.