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VT 122 Animal Disease: Pathology

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: VT 113 and 298 with grades of "C" or better; Students must have at least one unit of VT 298. Students should have experience in a clinical setting, including animal handling, client communication, sample collection and basic diagnostic modalities including auscultation, radiology, sample preparation, etc. prior to taking VT 122.

A course of study designed to acquaint the Veterinary Technician trainee with the many varied disease entities seen in the animal health field. While most of the diseases discussed will be those of common small, domestic animals, some problems of exotic and laboratory animal species will also be investigated. There will be exposure to such areas of study as etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology and prevention of disease. Necropsy demonstrations may be provided as visual aids to the textbook study.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: Apply principles of animal diseases in the practice of veterinary medicine.