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ANSC 140: Introduction to Veterinary Technology (3 credits)

Course Description

This course introduces students to the field of veterinary technology and describes the responsibilities and expectations for students enrolled in the program. Topics include: roles of the veterinary team members, legal and ethical aspects of veterinary practice, breeds of companion animals, safety, sanitation and waste-disposal protocols, and career fields in veterinary medicine. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Registration in or a grade C or better in ANSC 142 and ANSC 142L. Credit for or placement in ENG 100 and MATH 101. Confirmed attendance to WCC veterinary technology information session.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and legal boundaries of veterinary health care team members and discuss the legality of the veterinary-client-patient relationship
  • Identify and describe common workplace hazards, including zoonotic diseases
  • Establish and maintain appropriate sanitation, nosocomial, and waste-disposal protocols
  • Identify common breeds of companion animals

Degrees and Certificates

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


The course was formerly ANSC 141


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