Small animal medical nursing procedures are introduced. Elements include handling and restraint, aspects of the history and physical exam, specimen collection, administration of medications and treatments, diseases, nutritional supplementation, the basics of preventative health care, first aid and emergencies. The lab provides hands-on practice using models and the animal patient. This course will provide the foundation by which the student will progress to their summer clinical affiliations. This course includes a service-learning requirement to volunteer two days at spay/neuter clinics run by rescues, at veterinary clinics or at animal rescues. Instructors will choose the volunteer opportunities and will accompany the students.
Prerequisites: C+ or better in VETN110G, VETN112G and BIOL111G. Co-requisites: VETN114G and BIOL121G. (SL)