2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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VT 111 Ward Care Laboratory II (1 credit)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
Practical experience in daily animal care for professional stable and ward facilities. Procedures include cleaning and sanitizing of holding facilities, supplying proper nutrition, maintaining patient medical records, and administering treatments.

Student Outcomes
1. Feed and water dogs, cats, horses, and ruminants.
2. Clean and disinfect small animal housing areas, clean large animal barn.
3. Use chemical disinfectants safely and effectively.
4. Perform routine grooming of common domestic animal species.
5. Read and understand information on the animal’s health record.
6. Record information on the animal’s health record.
7. Perform routine treatment procedures on animal patients.
8. Follow written medical instructions to institute treatment and diagnostic plans.

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