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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).

Courses/Sections being shown for Winter 2017

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CRN # Section ID Class Type Time Days Instructor Location

V T 50B :: CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY II 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.)
31445
TEXTS
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
Class runs from 01/10/2017 - 03/07/2017. V T -050B-01: First meeting 1/10/17. Meets once per month on Tuesdays: 1/10, 2/7 & 3/7/17. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 50E :: CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY V 1 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.)
31446
TEXTS
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
Class runs from 01/10/2017 - 03/07/2017. V T -050E-01: First meeting 01/10/17. Meets once per month on Tuesdays: 01/10, 02/7 & 03/7/17. 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.)
30992
TEXTS
V T -051.-01 Lecture04:00 PM-05:50 PMThCARPENTER, AMBER8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

V T 53B :: MEDICAL CALCULATIONS 2 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.)
31222
TEXTS
V T -053B-01 Lecture02:00 PM-03:50 PMThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. V T -053B-01: Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 54B :: COMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN 5 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.
30993
TEXTS
V T -054B-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMTGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 11:30 AM-01:30 PMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN5210
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.
30994
TEXTS
V T -054B-02 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMThCARPENTER, AMBER8507
  Lecture 11:30 AM-01:30 PMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN5210
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

V T 56 :: ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL SKILLS II 4 Units
Intended for the pre-clinical training of veterinary technology students. Survey of basic responsibilities and technical duties of veterinary technicians. Clinical nutrition and feeding of the dog and cat. Basic principles and techniques of wound healing, bandage and suture material. Basic electrocardiography. Venipuncture for catheter placement, blood collection, and intravenous administration of fluids and medications. Troubleshooting of intravenous catheter set-ups. Bandaging and splinting. Introduction to anesthesia: stages of anesthesia, components of anesthetic equipment. Introduction to basic operating room skills and 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.
30194
TEXTS
V T -056.-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMMST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8507
  Lecture 11:00 AM-12:15 PMMWST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. V T -056.-01: Requires admission to VT program.
30195
TEXTS
V T -056.-02 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMWST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8507
  Lecture 11:00 AM-12:15 PMMWST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. V T -056.-02: Requires admission to VT program.

V T 60 :: VETERINARY OFFICE PRACTICE 2 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.
30196
TEXTS
V T -060.-01 Lecture02:00 PM-03:50 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA6707
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

V T 61 :: ANIMAL DISEASES 6 Units
Advanced study of the common diseases of domestic animals with emphasis on the dog and cat. Practical medical microbiology, clinical immunology, and mechanisms of disease; the host-parasite relationship and adaptive and maladaptive responses of the host. Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and clinical nursing 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.
30198
TEXTS
V T -061.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMTWThPETER, KARL8403
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

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.)
30599
TEXTS
V T -070R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. V T -070R-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 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.)
31447
TEXTS
V T -071R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. 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 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.)
31448
TEXTS
V T -072R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. 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 73R :: INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY 4 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.)
31449
TEXTS
V T -073R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. 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 75B :: ANIMAL CARE SKILLS II 1 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 classes. Students expand their animal care knowledge, skills, and abilities to include skills needed to be successful in clinical internships in the spring quarter. Students are expected to apply knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology to animal care duties. There is an emphasis on professional behavior, medical record keeping, and clinical procedures with dogs and cats. 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.
30844
TEXTS
V T -075B-01 Laboratory01:00 PM-03:50 PMWESHMAN, LISA8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

V T 84 :: ANESTHESIOLOGY FOR TECHNICIANS 5 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.
30880
TEXTS
V T -084.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-11:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN5210
  Laboratory 12:30 PM-03:20 PMMTST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8507
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.
30882
TEXTS
V T -084.-02 Lecture10:00 AM-11:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN5210
  Laboratory 12:30 PM-03:20 PMWThST ONGE-COLE, SHAELYN8507
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

V T 87B :: ADVANCED ANIMAL CARE SKILLS II 1 Unit
Continuation of V T 87A. Continuing instruction of second-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. Focus is on nursing care of chronic diseases in common domestic animals. Students are expected to apply what was learned in pharmacology and clinical pathology to case studies in this course. 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.
30881
TEXTS
V T -087B-02 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMMESHMAN, LISA8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017.

V T 92 :: CLINICAL INTERNSHIP III 3 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.
30199
TEXTS
√ V T -092.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINEHOSP
  Laboratory 10:00 AM-10:50 AMWTERRY, KATHARINE8607
Class runs from 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017. 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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