2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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VT 260 Emergency and Critical Care (3 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
Overview of common small animal emergencies and the role the veterinary technician plays in the management of these patients.

Student Outcomes
1. Recognize common small animal emergency presentations.
2. Prioritize emergency presentations in order of most immediate need.
3. Understand the role of the veterinary technician in the management of small animal emergencies.
4. Understand the diagnostic and treatment procedure associated with common small animal emergency presentations.
5. Recognize changes in the physical condition of the emergency patient.
6. Perform emergency treatment procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian.
7. Educate clients on the proper management of the emergency patient prior to presentation.

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