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Veterinary Technology

Biological and Health Sciences (650) 949-7538
There is a selective admission process required prior to enrolling in these courses. For an application, access www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/vettech. Selective admission process does not apply to the Veterinary Assistant Certificate courses (VT 52A, 52B, 88A, 88B).

28 Courses/Sections found for Winter 2016     (Each listing represents a different section.)
Legend: • Online Course % Honors Course √ Off Campus Course   Evening Course
M=Monday  T=Tuesday  W=Wednesday  Th=Thursday  F=Friday  S=Saturday  U=Sunday

Course IDCourse TitleUnits
CRN # Course Activity Time Days Instructor Location

V T 50BCURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY II1 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters will include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
32465 V T -050B-01 Lecture05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050B-01: First meeting 01/12/16. Meets once per month on Tuesdays: 01/12, 02/2 & 03/1. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 50ECURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY V1 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Presenters include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
32466 V T -050E-01 Lecture05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050E-01: First meeting 01/12/16. Meets once per month on Tuesdays: 01/12, 02/2 & 03/1. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 51INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Orientation to the program requirements and curriculum and a prerequisite for admission to the Veterinary Technology Program. Survey of the role of the veterinary assistant and registered veterinary technician in the workplace. Survey of employment opportunities and areas of specialization. Ethics and professionalism. Laws and regulations governing veterinary technicians. Introduction to basic animal care skills and clinical procedures.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
32461 V T -051.-01 Lecture04:00 PM-05:50 PMThCARPENTER, AMBER5502

V T 53BMEDICAL CALCULATIONS2 Units
Applied mathematics as a fundamental communication and technical skill. Review of calculations involving fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, unit conversions, and algebraic equations. Clinical medical calculations utilized in preparation and administration of drugs, dosage determinations, intravenous fluid infusion, and prescription dispensing. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
32774 V T -053B-01 Lecture02:00 PM-03:50 PMMMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN5502
V T -053B-01: Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 54BCOMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN5 Units
Comparative anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. Clinically relevant anatomy and physiology of the major domestic animals and includes a discussion of the similarities and differences among the species. Emphasis is placed on the normal structure and function of the major organ systems as the foundation for understanding pathology and pathophysiology of disease. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: V T 54A; V T 51 or equivalent.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 or equivalent; CHEM 30A or equivalent.
32463 V T -054B-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMTGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 11:30 AM-01:30 PMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607
32464 V T -054B-02 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMThCARPENTER, AMBER8507
  Lecture 11:30 AM-01:30 PMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607

V T 56ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL SKILLS II4 Units
Intended for the pre-clinical training of veterinary technology students and unregistered veterinary assistants. Survey of basic responsibilities and technical duties of veterinary technicians. Clinical nutrition and feeding of the dog and cat. Reproductive anatomy and physiology of the dog and cat including common reproductive disorders. Instruction and practical experience in the basic principles and techniques of wound healing, bandage and suture material. Basic radiography and electrocardiography. Venipuncture for catheter placement, blood collection, and intravenous administration of fluids and medications. Troubleshooting of intravenous catheter set-ups. Patient examination and assessment. Bandaging and splinting. Hands-on experience performing and assisting with routine clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including dermatologic and ophthalmologic procedures, blood and urine collection and other routine veterinary clinical procedures. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 55.
30248 V T -056.-01 Lecture11:00 AM-12:15 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
  Laboratory 08:00 AM-10:50 AMMWEST, JACQUELINE8507
V T -056.-01: Requires admission to VT program.
30249 V T -056.-02 Lecture11:00 AM-12:15 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
  Laboratory 08:00 AM-10:50 AMWWEST, JACQUELINE8507
V T -056.-02: Requires admission to VT program.

V T 60VETERINARY OFFICE PRACTICE2 Units
Principles and practice of veterinary office management for veterinary technology students. Client relations, receptionist skills, telephone techniques, interpersonal skills, and personnel management. Generation and maintenance of correspondence, medical records, legal forms, and hospital logs. Basic bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management principles. Marketing and public relations. Professional ethics and professionalism. Use of computers for data entry, patient record management and inventory control. Use of practice management software. State and federal laws as they apply to the veterinary practice. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 53A.
30250 V T -060.-01 Lecture02:00 PM-03:50 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA6707

V T 61ANIMAL DISEASES6 Units
Advanced study of the common diseases of domestic animals with emphasis on the dog and cat. Practical medical microbiology, clinical immunology. Mechanisms of disease; the host-parasite relationship and adaptive and maladaptive responses of the host. Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and clinical management of selected immunological, viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases. Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and clinical management of selected developmental, degenerative, nutritional, metabolic, endocrine, immune-mediated, and neoplastic diseases. Principles of vaccination, disease prevention, public health, client education, and zoonosis. Diagnostic techniques, including gross and microscopic identification of common veterinary pathogens. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
6 hours lecture. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: BIOL 41.
Advisory: Completion of general microbiology strongly recommended.
30253 V T -061.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMTWThPETER, KARL8403

V T 71RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
6 hours laboratory per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
31587 V T -071R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -071R-01: To enroll, students MUST complete an Independent Contract with the instructor at the beginning of the quarter. Please contact the VT Program Director, Lisa Eshman, at 650-949-7203, for more information.

V T 72RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
9 hours laboratory per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
31876 V T -072R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -072R-01: To enroll, students MUST complete an Independent Contract with the instructor at the beginning of the quarter. Please contact the VT Program Director, Lisa Eshman, at 650-949-7203, for more information.

V T 73RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
12 hours laboratory per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
32462 V T -073R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -073R-01: To enroll, students MUST complete an Independent Contract with the instructor at the beginning of the quarter. Please contact the VT Program Director, Lisa Eshman, at 650-949-7203, for more information.

V T 75BANIMAL CARE SKILLS II1 Unit
Continuation of V T 75A. Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology classroom. Opportunity to participate in the health care team involved in the care, management and husbandry of livestock, companion animals and laboratory animals. Emphasis will be on the basic principles and application of clinical facility management, care of resident teaching animals, and routine maintenance duties. Responsibilities will expand to include medical record keeping. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 75A.
31901 V T -075B-01 Laboratory01:00 PM-03:50 PMWESHMAN, LISA6708

V T 84ANESTHESIOLOGY FOR TECHNICIANS5 Units
Principles and practice of veterinary anesthesia for the veterinary technician. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems relevant to anesthesia. Pharmacology, indications, contraindications and adverse effects of common pre-anesthetic and anesthetic agents. The veterinary technician's role in patient assessment, preparation, induction, monitoring, and maintenance of anesthesia. Anesthesia events, surgical assisting, and post-anesthetic nursing will be performed in the laboratory. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: V T 83 and 91.
32073 V T -084.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-11:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
  Laboratory 12:00 PM-02:50 PMMTWEST, JACQUELINE8507
32077 V T -084.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
  Laboratory 12:00 PM-02:50 PMWThMORGAN, DONNA8507

V T 87BADVANCED ANIMAL CARE SKILLS II1 Unit
Continuation of V T 87A. Continuing instruction of first-year students in basic principles of facilities management and maintenance care of resident animals. Supervisory responsibilities will expand to include the formulation of work schedules, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on resident animals, and performance evaluations of first-year students. The student will be involved in open lab sessions training first-year students in technical procedures. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 87A.
32075 V T -087B-02 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMMESHMAN, LISA8402

V T 92CLINICAL INTERNSHIP III3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. Students must assume more responsibility; act independently with more confidence and proficiency; apply principles of critical thinking to clinical practice and troubleshoot with confidence and good judgment. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work. The student assumes more responsibility for radiology and clinical pathology, medical nursing and common clinical procedures. Emphasis on developing competencies around anesthesiology, surgical nursing, and animal diseases. This course meets 115 hours of practical work experience in a veterinary medical clinical setting required. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
10 hours clinic. (120 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 91.
30256√ V T -092.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINEHOSP
V T -092.-01: Mandatory monthly meetings with Intern Coordinator TBA. Requirement for 10 hrs/wk, or a total of 120 hrs/qtr, in an approved internship. Schedule subject to assignment by clinical site.

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