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Agriculture-Vet Tech (AGV)

AGV-103  Introduction to Veterinary Technology, 3 cr.
This course introduces the basics of animal identification, husbandry, behavior, safety and healthcare to the student. Career opportunities in animal-related fields are explored. The student will also complete the American Red Cross Animal First Aid and CPR certification.

AGV-104  Veterinary Technology Anatomy and Physiology I,  4 cr.
This course provides instruction in anatomy and physiology of domestic animals.  The course focus is on skeletal, musculature, renal, ophthalmic, cardiac and respiratory systems. Lab activities focus on skeletal identification and dissection of related body systems of domestic animals.

AGV-112   Veterinary Technology Anatomy & Physiology II, 4cr
This course provides instruction in anatomy and physiology of domestic animals.  The course focus is on digestive, nervous and sensory, endocrine and urinary systems. Lab activities focus on structure identification and dissection of related body systems of domestic animals.

AGV-119 Veterinary Medical Terminology, 2 cr.
Introduction to word parts, directional terminology, and analysis of common veterinary terms

AGV-120   Veterinary Medical Terminology, 1 cr
Introduction to word parts, directional terminology, and analysis of common veterinary terms

AGV-140 Vet Tech Pharmacology, 3 cr.
This course covers the study of drugs and other pharmaceuticals used in veterinary medicine. Emphasis will be on drug usage, client education, calculations, measurement, administration, inventory, and storage. This course will give a detailed outline of the technician’s role and responsibility in the pharmacy.

AGV-145   Animal Nutrition, 3 cr
Animal Nutrition provides instruction regarding essential nutrients and the role of each in an animal’s metabolism. Topics include basic clinical and therapeutic nutrition, pet food analysis, nutritional deficiencies, and toxins. Emphasis is on dogs and cats with an introduction to large animal nutrition, feeds and feeding.

AGV-150  Office Procedures for Vet Technicians,  3cr.
Includes an overview of veterinary practice management and office procedures, with basic filing, record-keeping, telephone etiquette, cash drawer management, and the economics of veterinary practice. Instruction on the use of veterinary practice management computer software is provided.

AGV-158 Veterinary Law & Ethics, 3 cr.
Discusses moral, ethical and legal principles applicable to veterinarians and their employees, breeders, kennel operators, pet groomers and other allied to the small animal industry. Considers state, local and federal regulations relating to the industry. Effective client relations and telephone courtesy skills are also stressed.

AGV-161   Animal Nursing I, 3 cr
The first of three courses to introduce and practice the fundamentals of animal nursing. Includes animal handling and restraint, patient admission and history, preparation and administration of vaccines and medications, care of hospitalized patients, introduction to radiology, practice management, client relations and sanitation. Limited to Vet Tech students

 AGV-162 Animal Nursing II, 3 cr.
Continuation of Animal Nursing I. Covers foundation material in pre- and post-surgical care, surgical assisting, fluid therapy, dental prophylaxis, anesthesiology, clinical pharmacy and basic nursing skills. Clinic and hospital record keeping are covered with an introduction to practical radiology.

AGV-167  Veterinary Clinic Pathology I, 3 cr
Introduction to veterinary clinical pathology with an emphasis on laboratory procedures commonly performed in private practice. Fecal analysis, basic urinalysis and basic hematology are covered. Proper care and maintenance of laboratory equipment is stressed.

AGV-168  Veterinary Clinic Pathology II, 3 cr.
Basic clinical pathology laboratory procedures including specimen collection and preservation, hematology, and fecal exam preparation. Hematology will include preparation and performance of PCV, Hb, WBC, RBC counts, preparation and staining blood smears, and performance of differential cell counts. Limited to Vet Tech students.

AGV-174  Small Animal Clinic Observation,  1 cr.
Preparation for, and observation at, a veterinary practice to focus on small animals, including cats, dogs and other species as available.

AGV-177 Animal Nursing III, 4 cr.
Continuation of Animal Nursing II. Emphasis is on record keeping, emergency care, anesthesiology, radiology, dentistry, and surgical assistance.

AGV-181   Large Animal Clinic Observation, 1 cr
Preparation for and observation at a veterinary practice to focus on large animals, including cattle, horses, sheep and swine.

AGV-183 Large Animal Clinic Observation, 2 cr.
Preparation for and observation at a veterinary practice to focus on large animals, including cattle, horses, sheep and swine.

AGV-187 Veterinary (Technology) Computer Applications, 3 cr.
This course re-introduces the student to computer software commonly used in veterinary practice. Students will become proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software and software used in the routine management of veterinary records

AGV-188 Veterinary Clinic Pathology III, 4 cr.
Refinement of hematology and other skills acquired in Veterinary Clinical Pathology II. Additional units include urinalysis, electrocardiography, necropsy, cytology, parasitology and specialized clinical procedures.

AGV-189 Small Animal Clinic Observation, 2 cr.
Preparation for, and observation at, a veterinary practice to focus on small animals, including cats, dogs and other species as available

AGV-932  Veterinary Technician Internship, 4 cr
This course requires an employment experience at a veterinary practice or clinic of at least 320 contact hours. A training sponsor at the employment site will provide supervision, in cooperation with the college instructor.  Students will gain hands-on experience and demonstrate knowledge and skills developed in the classroom. 

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