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VT 113 Clinical Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB

Prerequisite: VT 100 and 111 with grades of "C" or better

This course will cover the basic clinical laboratory skills needed by Registered Veterinary Technicians. Topics covered will include parasitology, cytology, urinalysis, microbiology, and hematology. Both normal and abnormal values for various species of animals will be covered. Students will gain additional hands-on experience as they learn to restrain animals for specimen collection procedures. Office procedures as they pertain to clinical laboratory work will be included: filing, recordkeeping, telephone reports, etc. Students will be required to spend 2-6 hours per week during assigned times in the care of the colony animals. Time may include weekends and holidays as well as semester break.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Properly use and care for common veterinary laboratory equipment.