2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VT 105 Animal Nursing III (3 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
Basic care and treatment of exotic pet species with an overview of common medical problems and their management.

Student Outcomes
1. Explain appropriate husbandry practices for birds, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles,amphibians and fish kept as domestic pets.
2. Demonstrate appropriate husbandry practices for mice and rats.
3. Identify the normal anatomy of common exotic animal species.
4. Describe the unique anatomic and physiologic features of exotic animal species.
5. Describe blood collection methods, parenteral injection techniques, and restraint techniques utilized in exotic animal species.
6. Demonstrate proper restraint of mice, rats, and rabbits.
7. Collect blood samples and perform parenteral injections in mice, rabbits, and rats.
8. Describe the common diseases affecting exotic animals and the diagnostic and treatment options available to the veterinarian.

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