ANSC 190: Veterinary Assisting Internship - Credit Course


ANSC 190: Veterinary Clinical Practices and Internship I (3 credits)

Course Description

Practical animal experience at veterinary clinics, zoos, research labs or other animal facilities. Topics covered may include restraint procedures, veinipuncture, vital signs assessment, radiological techniques, veterinary business and front-office procedures, routine nursing care and animal husbandry. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields. Students participating in ANSC 190 are required to show proof of current health insurance and obtain a professional liability policy through their internship supervisor. (9 hours internship)

Pre-Requisite(s): Admission into Veterinary Technology Program

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Assist with physical exams, obtain objective patient data, and provide routine nursing care.
  • Properly collect and analyze diagnostic samples including venous blood, urine, & parasitological samples.
  • Safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic images.
  • Effectively communicate with clients and veterinary staff.
  • Perform routine business transactions and maintain patient and facility records.
  • Implement clinic sanitation and nosocomial protocols.

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