VETA101W: Introduction to Veterinary Assisting

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Credits 2

Introduction to Veterinary Assisting introduces students to veterinary medical terminology and to animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, and identification of animal breeds and gender. It trains students in safe animal restraint and handling while covering basic veterinary care procedures in the examination room and treatment area. It provides experience in several common clinical procedures, including nail trimming, recording patient history, assessing vital signs, preparing vaccines for administration, and performing basic medication administration techniques.