Description: This course is for students enrolled in the spring semester of their first year in the Animal Health Technology program. This introductory course provides the student with actual "hands on" experience in the basic husbandry of many animal species. Course work fulfills the student's need to learn and practice "essential" tasks from the American Veterinary Medical Association's and the Registered Veterinary Technician Exam Committee's Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Tasks List. The tasks include methods of housing or caging, nutrition and feeding, sanitation and hygiene in an animal setting, and handling and restraint of the various species. The student is actively involved in the ongoing daily care of the program's resident animals. Student teams are assigned to a rotation schedule so that every student works with every animal during the semester.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):