VCS 237 Large Animal Nursing and Health Management III

Credit: 1.5

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VCS 149

Prerequisite Note:

Instructor: Paige Allen, MS, RVT

Course Description:

This is the third of 4 courses involving large animal and equine nursing and health management for the veterinary technician. This course focuses more on the observation/assessment of the animal, handling techniques, and basic medical care and management that a technician will be expected to provide in a veterinary practice. Emphasis will be on the role of the veterinary technician in the veterinary facility.

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.