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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).

30 Courses/Sections found for Spring 2014     (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 50CCURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY III.5 Unit
This course 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.A series of three four-hour 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 in the third quarter of the first year Veterinary Technology Program Curriculum. First year veterinary technology students are required to enroll. Not open to Non-Veterinary Technology program students.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
41299 V T -050C-01 Lecture-Laboratory05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050C-01: First meeting 04/15/14. Meets once per month on Tuesdays: 04/15, 05/13 & 06/17. NOT open to non-VT Program students.
41430 V T -050C-02 Lecture-LaboratoryTBATBAGREGORY, SANDRATBA

V T 50FCURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY VI.5 Unit
This course provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework in the third quarter of the second year Veterinary Technology Program Curriculum. A series of threefour-hour 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 in the third quarter of the second year Veterinary Technology Program Curriculum. Presenters include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Second year veterinary technology students are required to enroll. Not open to Non-Veterinary Technology program students.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
41300 V T -050F-01 Lecture-Laboratory05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050F-01: First meeting 04/15/14. Meets once per month on Tuesdays: 04/15, 05/13 & 06/17. NOT open to non-VT Program students.

V T 51INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY1.5 Units
A prerequisite for admission to the Veterinary Technology Program. Orientation to the program requirements and curriculum. 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.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
40186 V T -051.-01 Lecture04:00 PM-04:50 PMWDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8507
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-06:50 PMWDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8507

V T 53CINTRODUCTION TO LARGE ANIMAL CARE1 Unit
Introduction to principles of husbandry and veterinary nursing care of common domestic large animal species. Breed identification; housing and restraint; physical examination; administration of medication and therapeutics; nutrition and feeding; common diseases; common large animal clinical procedures.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
40636 V T -053C-01 Lecture-Laboratory08:00 AM-09:50 AMThBELLAMY, PHILIP8507
V T -053C-01: Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 54BCOMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN5 Units
Comparative anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. This course covers the 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. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: V T 54A; V T 51 or equivalent.
Advisory: ENGL 1A, ESLL 26 or equivalent; CHEM 30A or equivalent.
40197 V T -054B-01 Lecture-Laboratory01:00 PM-01:50 PMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Laboratory 02:00 PM-03:50 PMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 10:30 AM-12:20 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607
40198 V T -054B-02 Lecture-Laboratory01:00 PM-01:50 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Laboratory 02:00 PM-03:50 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 10:30 AM-12:20 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607

V T 70RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY1-4 Unit
This course of study 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.
3 hours per week, per unit, as determined by unit value of the contracted project or course of study; 36-144 total hours.
41289 V T -070R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -070R-01: This is a variable unit course. Students need to 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 72PRINCIPLES OF VETERINARY DENTISTRY2 Units
Basic principles of veterinary dentistry for the veterinary technology student. Includes dental anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, charting and instrumentation. Techniques of routine dental prophylaxis and dental assisting. Discussion of periodontal disease, modes of therapy and prevention. Introduction to common dental disorders, endodontic technique, simple extractions, and dental radiography. Course includes hands-on laboratory sessions using veterinary dental equipment, models, and live animal patients. Care and use of common instruments and equipment.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
40187 V T -072.-01 Lecture-Laboratory11:00 AM-12:50 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMThTERRY, KATHARINE8402
40235 V T -072.-02 Lecture-Laboratory11:00 AM-12:50 PMThGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 10:00 AM-10:50 AMThTERRY, KATHARINE8402

V T 85VETERINARY EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE4 Units
Theoretical and practical aspects of assisting the veterinarian in the management of medical and traumatic emergencies. Recognition and assessment of cardiovascular shock, respiratory crisis, gastrointestinal emergency, and musculoskeletal trauma. Principles and techniques of fluid therapy and administration of emergency drugs. Application of treatment protocols for shock, cardiopulmonary arrest, gastrointestinal crisis, wounds and fractures, toxicoses, and dystocia. Nutrition of critical care patients. Maintenance of emergency medical equipment and supplies. This course is intended for students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
40189 V T -085.-01 Lecture09:00 AM-10:15 AMMWDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8607
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-03:50 PMTDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8507
40190 V T -085.-02 Lecture09:00 AM-10:15 AMMWDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8607
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-03:50 PMThDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8507

V T 86LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Study of the husbandry, care, management, and nursing care of rabbits, rodents kept as companion animals. Orientation to the humane and ethical use of animals in research and to the animal advocate and nursing roles of the veterinary technician in a biomedical research animal facility. Regulations affecting the use of animals in research are discussed. Proper methods of restraint and handling; husbandry and housing; feeding and nutrition; medical and surgical nursing techniques for the common species of "laboratory animals" (i.e. rodents, rabbits, nonhuman primates, reptiles and amphibians, etc.) Introduction to diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and common diseases of laboratory animals. Appropriate anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia methods will be discussed.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
40191 V T -086.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWESHMAN, LISA8507

V T 89CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience for Veterinary Technology Program students in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Integration into a veterinary health care team and exposure to varied methodologies and practice philosophies in a variety of clinical settings. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the first year program course work: clinical application of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology and medical math; chemistry and microbiology; interpersonal skills and office practices. Supervised hands-on training in basic medical and surgical nursing. Opportunity to practice and attain entry level competency in essential clinical skills. This course is intended for students admitted into the Veterinary Technology Program.
15 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
40193 V T -089.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -089.-01: Mandatory monthly meetings with Intern Coordinator TBA. Requirement for 15 hrs/wk, or a total of 180 hrs/qtr, in an approved internship. Schedule subject to assignment by clinical site.

V T 93CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IV4 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience for Veterinary Technology Program students in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Student assumes primary responsibility for training, mentoring, and supervising new unregistered veterinary assistants and veterinary technicians. High-level practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work. In addition to competently performing all essential clinical skills and duties delegated to the veterinary technician; the student will begin to take responsibility for client education, development of patient care plans, providing nursing care to critical care and emergency patients, performing advanced sampling techniques, conducting special diagnostic studies, and performing more complex therapeutics.
20 hours laboratory. (240 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
40194√ V T -093.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINEHOSP
V T -093.-01: Mandatory monthly meeting with Intern Coordinator TBA. Requirement for 20 hrs/wk, or a total of 240 hrs/qtr, in an approved internship. Schedule subject to assignment by clinical site.

V T 95VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY2 Units
Review of pertinent subject matter in preparation for the California State Veterinary Technician Examination and the Veterinary Technician national Examination. Guided review and discussion of exam application process.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Corequisite: V T 95L.
40195 V T -095.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMThESHMAN, LISA8607
V T -095.-01: Must concurrently enroll in VT 95L.01.

V T 95LVETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY LABORATORY1 Unit
Provides opportunity for practicing essential clinical skills and demonstrating the technical proficiency required of the graduate veterinary technician. Emphasis is on skill development and hands-on experience in all required areas. Practical training in the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities List of Essential Skills Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians using a set of Standard criteria as a guideline for the accomplishment of performance objectives.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Corequisite: V T 95.
40196 V T -095L-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMTGREGORY, SANDRA8507
V T -095L-01: Must concurently enroll in VT 95.01.

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