Description: This course is for students enrolled in the spring semester of their second year in the Animal Health Technology program. This continuation course provides the student with greater responsibility and additional work experience at a more advanced level in an affiliated veterinary or research institution. The student is assigned general and more advanced tasks such as assisting in surgery, monitoring anesthesia and recovery, cleaning wounds and ears, applying splints or bandages, dispensing prescriptions, performing dental prophylaxis, and conducting client education. The student works more independently while mastering the appropriate "essential" and "recommended" skills listed on the American Veterinary Medical Association's and the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine's Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Tasks List. The appropriate skills are listed on a separate Advanced Directed Clinical Practice Task List. The student is responsible to a supervisor in charge. Clinical work is coordinated by a member of the college staff.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):