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Normal behavior of several domestic species of animals will be studied. Students will also study preventative behavioral medicine and will learn the tools needed for obtaining a thorough history as required for the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems commonly encountered in the clinical setting. 2 hr. lect.
This course studies all facets of anesthesia including the pre-anesthetic period through recovery. Injectable drugs and inhalation anesthetics are covered along with analgesic medications and other drugs affecting most major body systems. Drug kinetics, adverse reactions, labeling, dispensing, recording and proper handling of various drugs are also studied. 3 hrs. lect; 280 hrs. clinical skills practicum at a veterinary hospital. Prerequisites: VTS 148, VTS 150, VTS 151, VTS 152, VTS 155, and by advisement only. Corequisite: VTS 256.
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging will incorporate multiple diagnostic modalities utilized in Veterinary medicine. Students will discover and learn how important the following modalities are best utilized in diagnosing disease. Proper patient positioning, exposure settings, film processing, and safety, will also be covered. The following modalities will be included in this class: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT scan), Radiography, Specialized Contrast Studies, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Medicine, and Fluoroscopy. The laboratory portion will include hands-on experience with a digital x-ray machine and ultrasound machine on campus. 1 hr. lect; 2 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: VTS 152.
Students will study how to assess normal and abnormal small animal vital functions, understand vaccine protocols, properly use fluids and medications, recognize common diseases, and provide care for healthy and hospitalized patients. They will learn a wide variety of nursing skills including prophylactic dental care. 3 hrs. lect; 240 hrs. clinical skills practicum at a veterinary hospital. Prerequisites: VTS 148, VTS 150, VTS 151, VTS 152, and by advisement only. Corequisite: VTS 253.
Students will study how to identify normal versus abnormal symptoms and behavior. This course will cover vaccination protocols, recognition of common diseases in large animals, and a wide variety of nursing skills as applied to the healthy and sick animal.
Prequisite/corequisites: VTS 111, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 159, and by advisement only.
This is the laboratory course to accompany VTS 257. It will provide students with hands on experience to master the AVMA required Farm Animal Clinical skills. This laboratory experience includes an online component from Delhi that students will participate in throughout the spring semester. The laboratory experience takes place at SUNY Delhi during the first summer session. 6 day laboratory experience.
Prerequisites: VTS 111, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 159 and by advisement only.
This is the laboratory course to accompany VTS 258. It will provide students with hands on experience to master the AVMA required Laboratory Animal Clinical skills. This laboratory experience includes an online component from Delhi that students will participate in throughout the spring semester. The laboratory takes place at SUNY Delhi during the summer session. Prerequisite VTS 111, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 159 and by advisement only.
This course is designed to prepare students to take the Veterinary Technology National Exam which is required for licensure. Students who complete this course have an 85-95% pass rate on the VTNE. The course material is online but students will meet with an on-campus SUNY Ulster instructor once a week to ask questions and discuss their progress in the course. Prerequisites and co-requisites: Minimum completion of 40 credits of VTS courses with a C or better.