About this Course
|This course will build upon the skills and training learned in Veterinary Assistant II. Students will learn advanced diagnostics and laboratory procedures, such as how to set up and read fecal samples, run packed cell volumes, and total solids. Students will learn how to handle lab samples for both in-house, and reference labs as well as be trained in proper preparation and accepted radiological patient positioning so that they will be proficient at obtaining clear and medically superior radiographs of patients. Recognizing emergencies and some CPR will also be discussed as well as other pertinent topics appropriate for both the small veterinary practice as well as the larger veterinary hospitals and centers. Additional topics to be discussed as time allows.
Prerequisite: High school diplomas and successful completion of Veterinary I and II. There will be an optional visit to a local veterinary hospital at the end of class.