This course will introduce the student to the field of Veterinary Technology. Animal behavior, species and breed identification, medical terminology and occupational safety will be covered. In addition, students will get an overview of managing the reception area of a veterinary hospital including how to maintain medical records, organize inventory and dispense prescriptions. Handling various customer situations will be emphasized. Ethical and legal issues in veterinary medicine will also be discussed. This course will include lecture material, class discussions and student presentations.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program or acceptance in the Veterinary Practice Management certificate program. Co-requisite: VETN112G Computer Applications in Veterinary Medicine (for Veterinary Technology program).