VM 221 Laboratory Animal Health Management for VT II

Credit: 1.0

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VM 220

Prerequisite Note:

not offered Summer 2013

Instructor: Monica Young

Course Description:

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.

Course Objectives:

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.

Textbooks:

TitleAuthorISBN
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th EditionThe Institute of Laboratory Animal ResourcesAvailable for free online at The National Acadamies Press
Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7th EditionMcCurnin9781416057000
Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3rd Edition or 4th Edition Hrapkiewicz0813829666 (3rd ED) or 111834510X (4th ED)
Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 2nd EditionBonnie Ballard 9780813822068

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