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Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging will cover multiple diagnostic modalities utilized in veterinary medicine such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT scan), Radiography, Contrast Studies, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Medicine, and Fluoroscopy. Emphasis on patient positioning, exposure settings, film processing, and radiation safety will be covered. Students will work with a digital dental x-ray machine, digital tabletop x-ray machine and ultrasound machines during the lab period. 1 hr. lect; 2 hr. lab. Pre req: VTS 152
Students will understand how to assess normal and abnormal small animal vital functions, vaccine protocols, proper administration and use of medications, recognize common disease and provide care for healthy and hospitalized patients. The importance of surgical nursing and the skills that are required to assess a patientâ€™s medical status as well as performing and maintaining aseptic technique in the surgical suite and in the preparation of patients for surgery. In addition, veterinary dentistry, which includes, cleaning, extractions, repair of a patientâ€™s teeth and other diseases of the oral cavity will be covered. 3 hr. lect
Prerequisite: BIO 100, VTS 111, VTS 148, VTS 149, VTS 151, VTS 152, VTS 155, and VTS 159
This course will cover the basic medicine, anatomy, physiology and husbandry of exotic pet species for the licensed veterinary technician. Students will be expected to identify normal healthy behaviors, as well as abnormal clinical signs. This course will cover recognition of the more common diseases, species differences, husbandry, as well as a variety of nursing skills for both healthy and unhealthy exotic animals. Species discussed: birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, amphibians and other small mammals. 1 hour lecture, no prerequisites
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.
Students are placed in a veterinary hospital to complete the AVMA required small animal surgical/anesthesia clinical skills. Emphasis is placed on all facets of facets of anesthesia including the pre-anesthetic period through recovery. Injectable drugs as well as 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 is also included.
Students will have hands on experience during their clinical rotation performing all required skills found in Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students in the categories of Pharmacology and Anesthesia.
Prerequisites: VTS 150, VTS 151, VTS 152, VTS 155
Corerequisites: VTS 253, VTS 256, VTS 263
Students are assigned to a SUNY Ulster Veterinary Technology Program approved veterinary hospital to complete AVMA required skills in surgical nursing, emergency medicine, dentistry and small animal care. The students will learn how to assess normal and abnormal small animal vital functions, understand vaccine protocols, proper administration and use of medications, recognize common disease and provide care for healthy and hospitalized patients. Prophylactic dental care will also be performed. Students will have hands on experience during their clinical rotation performing all required skills found in Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students in the category of Medical and Surgical Nursing.
Preceptorship: 280 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 100, VTS 148, VTS 149, VTS 151, VTS 152, VTS 155, and VTS 159
Corequisite: VTS 253, VTS 256, and VTS 262.
Students will be engaged in practical work experience within the field of veterinary technology. Observation and hands on experience in small animal and/or large animal facilities will allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in a clinical setting. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization under the department's supervision. A contract specifying hours and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties with sufficient hours for the credits earned. This opportunity will be open to second year students, with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson.