Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall
Prerequisite Courses: VM 220
Instructor: Monica Young
This course is the second of two courses that provide basic instruction in the concepts of Laboratory Animal Health Management to the veterinary technician student. VM 221 will place an emphasis on the care of laboratory animals as well as specific procedures that are used in laboratory animal medicine.Students are expected to achieve a level of understanding of laboratory animal care and management so that they will be able to communicate effectively with the veterinarian.
Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor when requested by a student. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.
|Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition||The Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources||Available for free online at The National Acadamies Press|
|Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7th Edition||McCurnin||9781416057000|
|Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3rd Edition or 4th Edition||Hrapkiewicz||0813829666 (3rd ED) or 111834510X (4th ED)|
|Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 2nd Edition||Bonnie Ballard||9780813822068|