VETS 3024 - Clinical Laboratory Techniques, 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): VETS 2014 with C or better and BIOL 5254 with C or better or VETS 3012 with D or better *

Level: Lower

This course introduces laboratory techniques performed in veterinary offices and clinics. Examination and testing of blood, feces, urine, and exudates are performed for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. Lectures deal with testing theories and relevance to animal health and disease. Laboratories develop skills necessary to maintain a safe laboratory working environment, institute quality control programs, collect, process, store, and transport clinical biological specimens. Major emphasis of the course is development of skills necessary to operate and maintain clinical analyzers, accurately perform laboratory tests, interpret, and report laboratory results on clinical specimens.