Veterinary Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

VETS

1203

Intro. to Vet. Technology

3

VETS

1214

A & P of Large Animals

4

CHEM

1114

General Chemistry

4

MATH

1033

College Algebra OR

MATH

1323

Quantitative Reasoning

3

ANSC

1204

Intro. to Animal Science OR

VETS

3204

Farm Animal Management OR

 

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3-4

 

 

 

17-18

Second

VETS

2014

A&P Small Animal

4

VETS

3013

Animal Parasitology

3

VETS

3003

Animal Health Care

3

ANSC

1204

Intro. to Animal Science OR

 

VETS

3204

Farm Animal Management OR

 

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3-4

 

XXX3

General Education Elective

3

 

 

 

16-17

Summer Session

 

 

Preceptorship Work Experience

 

Third

VETS

4103

Lab Animal Management

3

VETS

3023

Radiography

3

BIOL

5254

Principles of Microbiology

4

VETS

2013

Pathophysiology of Animal Disease

3

ANSC

3013

Animal Disease Control

3

 

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

 

 

19

Fourth

 

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

VETS

3004

Anesthesia & Surgical Nursing

4

VETS

3024

Clinical Lab Techniques

4

 

xxxx

Technical Elective

2-3

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

 

 

 

16-17

* Students planning to transfer to four-year program must take MATH 1033.

Suggested Technical Electives:

General Chemistry II

Reproduction and AI

General Biology I

Genetics

Large Animal Nutrition

General Biology II

Dairy Calf Management

Small Animal Nutrition

Precalculus

Dairy I

Livestock Management

Calculus

Dairy III

 

Statistics

Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

Advanced Animal Health Care

 

Full-time students can cross register at AU for equestrian classes

Also required: One unit of physical education.

Preceptorship of 240 hours. Either during summer or semester break after successful completion of second semester course requirements. Preceptorship hours can be fulfilled through part-time employment at an appropriate facility.

ASOP students must earn a C or better in the Introduction to Veterinary Technology course and earn a B or better in the Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology course in order to progress to the next level of core veterinary courses.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must:

The Admissions and Performance Standards discussed in the following paragraphs define performance expectations that must be met for successful completion of the veterinary technology program at Alfred State. It is the policy of Alfred State to provide reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need an accommodation due to a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Learning Center office at 607-587-4122. Some accommodations may require up to six weeks to prepare. For progression in the veterinary technology program, students are expected to meet the following performance standards:

 

 

Some Examples of Necessary Activities

(not all-inclusive)

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking sufficient for clinical judgment.

Identify cause-effect relationships in

clinical situations. Develop nursing care

plans. Demonstrate problem solving skills.

Adapt to stressful situations.

 

Interpersonal

Interpersonal abilities

sufficient to interact with patients, clients, families & groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural & intellectual backgrounds.

 

Establish rapport with patients/clients &

colleagues.

Recognize appropriate boundaries in

relationships with patients/clients &

colleagues.

 

Communication

Communication abilities for interaction with others orally & in writing.

 

Explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching,

document & interpret nursing actions and patient/client responses. Team building skills.

 

Mobility

Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room, maneuver in small spaces & provide assistance to patients.

 

Move around in patient & treatment areas.

Administer CPR. Provide physical assistance to clients & colleagues to ensure safety within the environment. Ability to

prevent or escape injury caused by animals (e.g., biting, kicking, stampeding)

Motor Skills

Gross & fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe, effective nursing care in a timely manner.

Use of instruments, supplies, safety devices and communication equipment in the care of patients.

Performance of nursing care, surgical assistance, & laboratory

techniques.

Hearing

Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.

Auditory ability sufficient to hear ausculatory sounds, monitor alarms, monitor and assess health emergency signals and cries for help. Hear needs. warning sounds from animals and humans of impending danger/injury.

Visual

Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.

 

Observe patients for expected and unexpected physical and emotional responses to nursing and medical treatment regimens. Use of diagnostic equipment such as a microscope,

thermometer, refractometer, etc ...

Tactile

Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment and performance of nursing duties in a timely manner.

 

Perform palpation functions of physical exam. Administer oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, & intravenous medications.

Insert and remove tubes and perform wound care management. Surgical assistance.

 

Physical Condition

Physical ability and stamina sufficient to restrain, lift, & assist in the care of a variety of species of animals.

Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

Ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Immune system competence.

 

Safely lift, position, and restrain animals and supplies for treatment.

Surgical assistance.

Daily clinical routine.

Year round treatment and care of outdoor animals.

Exposure to a wide range of chemical and biological agents.