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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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ANIM-1011Animal Breeds, Behaviour and Nursing
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Students will identify the common breeds of various domestic species including their behaviour and management.

ANIM-1013Body Systems 1
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Students will discuss cell and tissue structure and function. The basic properties of various disease causing microorganisms are discussed. Students will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems.

ANIM-1016Body Systems Lab 1
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Students will experience hands-on practical learning of the body systems discussed in the Body Systems 1 course through the use of live, preserved and fresh animal specimens. Basic microbiological diagnostic techniques are presented.

ANIM-1018Communications
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Students will develop the written and oral communication skills needed by an Animal Health Technologist to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and clients.

ANIM-1020Veterinary Care and Governance
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Students will restrain and provide care for veterinary patients within the legal boundaries of veterinary medicine while following appropriate safety protocols.

ANIM-1021Veterinary Nursing Lab 1
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Students will learn basic handling and nursing techniques for the various domestic species discussed in the Animal Breeds, Behaviour and Nursing course.

ANIM-1022Veterinary Parasitology
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Students will learn the fundamental biology of different groups of parasites and the general principles of their identification, control, collection, and processing.

ANIM-1023Intro to Nutrition & Clinical Chemistry
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Students will discuss the structure, function and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins as it relates to body function and nutrition. Students will also discuss clinical chemistry in relation to body systems.

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ANIM-1024Practicum 1
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Students will spend three weeks in a veterinary hospital where they will practice clinical skills learned in the first year of the program.

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ANIM-1025Veterinary Hematology 1
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Students will discuss the genesis and function of the various blood cell types and become proficient in their recognition and evaluation. Serology, urinalysis and cytology will also be studied. 

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ANIM-1026Veterinary Hematology Lab 1
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Students will experience practical hands-on learning of complete blood counts, urinalysis and cytological smear preparation.

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ANIM-1027Anesthesia
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Students will assemble and maintain anesthetic equipment, plan anesthetic protocols and monitor anesthetized patients.

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ANIM-1029Diagnostic Imaging
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Students will learn the basics of x-ray equipment, radiation physics, image recording, radiation protection, and radiobiology to enable them to aid the veterinarian in diagnosis and treatment. In addition, students will discuss the theory of ultrasound imaging, and the techniques involved with assisting a veterinarian to perform diagnostic ultrasound on a patient.

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ANIM-1031Surgical Nursing & Anesthesia Lab 1
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Utilizing live and mock scenarios, students will perform a variety of tasks related to surgery and anesthetic protocols including preparation of surgical packs, surgical assistance, patient monitoring, IV fluid therapy, local analgesia, intubation and aseptic technique.

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ANIM-1032Surgical Nursing
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Students will apply the principles of aseptic techniques. Students will also prepare the patient, surgical suite, and surgical packs.

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ANIM-1033Avian, Exotic and Laboratory Animals
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Students will learn basic husbandry, common nursing care procedures and diseases of rabbits, rodents, ferrets, birds and reptiles. Students will follow regulations and protocols involved in working with laboratory and exotic species.

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ANIM-1034Veterinary Dentistry
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Students perform canine and feline prophylactic dental cleaning. Students will also assist the veterinary dental surgeon in common and selected species.

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ANIM-1035Essential Veterinary Technologist Calculations
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Students will be introduced to basic calculations for veterinary procedures including conversions, drug units, solution preparation and single drug dosage calculations.

ANIM-1036Clinical Procedures 1
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Students will perform a variety of clinical procedures including bandaging, patient identification, administering medication, and sanitation following WHMIS regulations.

ANIM-2019Canine & Feline Husbandry
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This course is an extension of the Introduction to Canine and Feline Husbandry course. Students will continue to improve on the skills of canine and feline handling, behaviour recognition, husbandry, and safety as learned in Term 1.

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ANIM-2023Body Systems 2
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Students will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the urinary, digestive, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the special senses.

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ANIM-2024Body Systems Lab 2
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Students will experience practical hands-on learning of the body systems discussed in the Body Systems 2 course through the use of live, preserved and fresh animal specimens.

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ANIM-2026Veterinary Nursing Lab 2
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Students will experience practical hands-on learning of nursing techniques for the various domestic species discussed in Term 1, in conjunction with the Veterinary Nursing Theory course.

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ANIM-2027Veterinary Nursing Theory
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Students will learn nursing techniques for the various domestic species discussed in Term 1 of the program. Emphasis will be on care of the body systems taught in the Body Systems 2 course.

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ANIM-2028Reproduction in Common Domestic Species
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Students will study the normal anatomy and physiology common domestic species including normal and abnormal reproductive behaviour and gestation events.

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Complete all courses in terms 1, 2 and 3
ANIM-2030Veterinary Hematology 2
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This course is a continuation of Veterinary Hematology 1, with an emphasis on identification of pathological cells. Vaginal, otic, and bone marrow cytology will also be studied.

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ANIM-2031Veterinary Hematology Lab 2
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Students will experience practical hands-on learning of pathological hematology cells and cytology cells. Vaginal, otic and bone marrow cytology analysis will also be performed.

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ANIM-2032Veterinary Pharmacology
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Students will develop awareness of the properties, delivery methods and regulations pertaining to common pharmacological agents used in veterinary medicine diagnosis and treatment.

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Complete all courses in terms 1 and 2
ANIM-2033Animal Nutrition
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Students will discuss the normal role of nutrients in the body and the diseases that are caused by imbalances of these nutrients.  Diets fed to normal animals at various life stages will also be addressed, with an emphasis on dogs and cats with and without disease problems.

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ANIM-2034Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
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Students will discuss the clinical signs and treatment of emergencies related to various body systems.

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ANIM-2035Hospital and Career Management
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Students will discuss various aspects of a veterinary practice including inventory control, crisis intervention, grief management, and personnel and client relations.

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ANIM-2036Practicum 2
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Students will spend two weeks in a veterinary hospital where they will practice clinical skills with an emphasis on anesthesia and surgical nursing.

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ANIM-2037Surgical Nursing & Anesthesia Lab 2
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Students will practice surgical nursing and anesthesia skills under veterinary supervision on live animals in a clinical setting.

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ANIM-2038Advanced Veterinary Technologist Calculations
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Students will be introduced to more advanced calculations for veterinary procedures including multiple drug dosage calculations, intravenous fluid rate calculations and patient sample dilution procedures.

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ANIM-2039Clinical Procedures 2
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Students will perform a variety of clinical and laboratory procedures including bathing, physical exams, venipuncture, administering vaccinations and sample handling.

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ANIM-3002Practicum 3
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Students will spend three weeks in a veterinary hospital where they will practice all clinical skills.

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