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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).

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CRN # Section ID Class Type Time Days Instructor Location

V T 50C :: CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY III 1 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.)
41760
TEXTS
V T -050C-01 Lecture05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
Class runs from 04/12/2017 - 06/07/2017. V T -050C-01: First meeting 04/12/17. Meets once per month on Wednesdays: 04/12, 05/3 & 06/7/17. Requires admission to VT Program.
41003
TEXTS
V T -050C-02 LectureTBATBAGREGORY, SANDRA1501
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. V T -050C-02: Enrollment by instructor permission. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 50F :: CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY VI 1 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. 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. 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.)
41761
TEXTS
V T -050F-01 Lecture05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
Class runs from 04/12/2017 - 06/07/2017. V T -050F-01: First meeting 04/12/17. Meets once per month on Wednesdays: 04/12, 05/3 & 06/7/17. Requires admission to VT Program.
41005
TEXTS
V T -050F-02 LectureTBATBAGREGORY, SANDRA1501
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. V T -050F-02: Enrollment by instructor permission. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 51 :: INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY 2 Units
Introduction to the profession of veterinary technology. Orientation to the program requirements and curriculum. Overview of program structure and student services. Review and practice of library skills. Prerequisite course for several courses in 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.)
40934
TEXTS
V T -051.-01 Lecture04:00 PM-05:50 PMWWEST, JACQUELINE8607
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 53C :: INTRODUCTION TO LARGE ANIMAL CARE 2 Units
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. 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 54A.
41197
TEXTS
V T -053C-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMTZEYTOONIAN, KELLY8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. V T -053C-01: Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 66 :: EXOTIC ANIMAL CARE 2 Units
Basic understanding of the care, husbandry, clinical procedures, and medical concerns of rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, small rodents, birds, snakes, lizards, turtles. Emphasis on clinically relevant materials and activities. 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 54B.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 or equivalent.
41001
TEXTS
V T -066.-01 Lecture01:00 PM-02:50 PMMGREGORY, SANDRA8607
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 70R :: INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY 1 Unit
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 laboratory per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
41762
TEXTS
V T -070R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. V T -070R-01: TTo 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 71R :: INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY 2 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.)
40918
TEXTS
V T -071R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. 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 72 :: PRINCIPLES OF VETERINARY DENTISTRY 2.5 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 aspects of anesthesia specific to dental patients. Discussion of periodontal disease, modes of therapy, client education and preventive care. Introduction to common dental disorders, 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. Comparative dentistry: dental formulas and clinical applications of dental disease in a variety of domestic and wild animals. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 70.
40123
TEXTS
V T -072.-01 Laboratory10:00 AM-11:50 AMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 08:00 AM-08:50 AMMWTERRY, KATHARINE8402
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.
40155
TEXTS
V T -072.-02 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMMWTERRY, KATHARINE8402
  Laboratory 10:00 AM-11:50 AMWWEST, JACQUELINE8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 72R :: INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY 3 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.)
41763
TEXTS
V T -072R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. 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 75C :: ANIMAL CARE SKILLS III 1 Unit
Third in the series of courses on animal care and handling. Focus on large animal species husbandry and health. Physical examination, nutritional needs, common procedures, economics of horses, and food and fiber species. Restraint, behavior, and handling of large domestic animals. Opportunity to practice skills on live animals during field trips. 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 75B.
40732
TEXTS
V T -075C-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMThESHMAN, LISA8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 81 :: CLINICAL PATHOLOGY METHODS 5 Units
Fundamental studies of laboratory techniques and procedures involved in evaluating veterinary clinical samples. Areas of study include hematology, urinalysis, coagulation assessment, blood biochemistry and immunological testing, serology, clinical parasitology, and cytology. The veterinary technician's role in sample collection, sample storage and handling, and performance of analytic procedures will be emphasized. Skills are developed in the use of laboratory equipment, laboratory safety and management, and quality control and quality assurance. 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.)
Prerequisite: BIOL 41.
40999
TEXTS
V T -081.-01 Lecture10:30 AM-12:20 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN6708
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-03:50 PMMWEST, JACQUELINE8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.
41000
TEXTS
V T -081.-02 Lecture10:30 AM-12:20 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN6708
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-03:50 PMWWEST, JACQUELINE8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 85 :: VETERINARY EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE 4 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. 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 84.
40124
TEXTS
V T -085.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-11:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8403
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-03:50 PMTMORGAN, DONNA8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.
40125
TEXTS
V T -085.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8403
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-03:50 PMThMORGAN, DONNA8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 86 :: LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY 4 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" (e.g., 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. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 55.
40126
TEXTS
V T -086.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8507
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

V T 89 :: CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I 3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and registered 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. 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.)
Prerequisites: V T 55 and 56.
40127
TEXTS
V T -089.-01 LaboratoryTBATBACARPENTER, AMBERTBA
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. V T -089.-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.

V T 93 :: CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IV 3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experiences in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. High-level practical application of knowledge, skills, and abilities 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. This course meets 115 hours of practical work experience in a veterinary medical clinical setting required. Intended for students in the last quarter of the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
10 hours clinic. (120 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 84.
40128
TEXTS
√ V T -093.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINEHOSP
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017. V T -093.-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.

V T 95 :: VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY 2 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. 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 84.
40129
TEXTS
V T -095.-01 Lecture01:00 PM-02:50 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA8607
Class runs from 04/10/2017 - 06/30/2017.

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