Description: This course provides Animal Health Technology students with significant responsibility for resident animal care and advanced techniques in the general husbandry of many animal species. Students learn and practice "essential" tasks as required by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Registered Veterinary Technician Exam Committee Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Tasks List. These tasks include advanced methods of housing or caging, nutrition and feeding, sanitation and hygiene in an animal setting, and handling and restraint of the various species. Students are actively involved in the daily care of the program's resident animals. Students supervise teams assigned to a rotation schedule. Applicable veterinary medical and animal husbandry terminology is included.