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Veterinary Technology

Biological and Health Sciences (650) 949-7538
There is a selective admission process required prior to enrolling in these courses. For an application, access www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/vettech. Selective admission process does not apply to the Veterinary Assistant Certificate courses (VT 52A, 52B, 88A, 88B).

33 Courses/Sections found for Fall 2014     (Each listing represents a different section.)
Legend: • Online Course % Honors Course √ Off Campus Course   Evening Course
M=Monday  T=Tuesday  W=Wednesday  Th=Thursday  F=Friday  S=Saturday  U=Sunday

Course IDCourse TitleUnits
CRN # Course Activity Time Days Instructor Location

V T 50ACURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY I.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters will include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework in the veterinary technology program curriculum. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in V T 50.
Formerly: V T 50
21987 V T -050A-01 Lecture-Laboratory05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050A-01: First meeting 10/7. Meets once per month on Tuesdays - 10/7, 11/4 & 12/02. NOT open to non-VT Program students.

V T 50DCURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY IV.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
21988 V T -050D-01 Lecture-Laboratory05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-08:40 PMTGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050D-01: First meeting 10/8. Meets once/month on Tuesdays 10/7, 11/4 & 12/02. NOT open to non-VT Program students.

V T 51INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY1.5 Units
Orientation to the program requirements and curriculum and a prerequisite for admission to the Veterinary Technology Program. Survey of the role of the veterinary assistant and registered veterinary technician in the workplace. Survey of employment opportunities and areas of specialization. Ethics and professionalism. Laws and regulations governing veterinary technicians. Introduction to basic animal care skills and clinical procedures.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
21825 V T -051.-01 Lecture04:00 PM-04:50 PMThGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture-Laboratory 05:00 PM-06:50 PMThGREGORY, SANDRA8507

V T 53AMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY1 Unit
A guided self-study of medical terminology as a fundamental communication skill. Basic word parts and rules of word construction. A review of common medical terms pertaining to the different body systems, with emphasis on those terms peculiar to veterinary medicine.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
20366 V T -053A-01 Lecture-Laboratory11:00 AM-11:50 AMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8507
V T -053A-01: Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 54ACOMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN5 Units
Comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. Clinically relevant veterinary anatomy and physiology including a discussion of the similarities and differences among the major domestic species. Emphasis is placed on the normal structure and function of the major organ systems as the foundation for understanding pathology and the pathophysiology of disease. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 51 or equivalent.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 or equivalent; CHEM 30A or equivalent.
20367 V T -054A-01 Lecture-Laboratory12:00 PM-12:50 PMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Laboratory 12:55 PM-02:50 PMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 02:00 PM-03:50 PMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
20473 V T -054A-02 Lecture-Laboratory12:00 PM-12:50 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Laboratory 12:55 PM-02:50 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 02:00 PM-03:50 PMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402

V T 55ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL SKILLS I4 Units
Intended for the pre-clinical training of veterinary technology students and unregistered veterinary assistants. Orientation to the Veterinary Technology Program. Occupational health and safety. Animal handling and restraint. Administration of medication. Assessing dehydration and basic fluid administration. Introduction to anesthetic equipment, procedures and recovery. Principles of aseptic technique, sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Principles of surgical nursing and instrumentation. Euthanasia, grief and pet loss support. Principles of animal behavior, socialization, basic obedience and common behavior problems. Wound healing, basic wound care and suture material.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
20368 V T -055.-01 Lecture12:00 PM-01:15 PMTThESHMAN, LISA8403
  Laboratory 08:00 AM-10:50 AMTTERRY, KATHARINE8507
V T -055.-01: Requires admission to Vet Tech Program.
20474 V T -055.-02 Lecture12:00 PM-01:15 PMTThESHMAN, LISA8403
  Laboratory 08:00 AM-10:50 AMThTERRY, KATHARINE8507
V T -055.-02: Requires admission to Vet Tech Program.

V T 70FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING4 Units
Introduction to the principles of veterinary radiography and ultrasonography for veterinary technician students, including radiographic and ultrasonographic terminology. Physics of X-ray and ultrasound production and interaction with matter. Occupational safety and radiation protection. Proper use and maintenance of standard and digital x-ray equipment. Radiographic exposure factors, technique chart development and usage, and patient positioning required for production of diagnostic radiographs. Processing of radiographic film. Discussion of equipment materials and special radiographic studies common in veterinary practice. Radiographic exposure troubleshooting and common artifacts. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
20369 V T -070.-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
20475 V T -070.-02 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMWGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402

V T 70RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
3 hours per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
21805 V T -070R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -070R-01: To enroll, students MUST complete an Independent Contract with the instructor at the beginning of the quarter. Please contact the VT Program Director, Lisa Eshman, at 650-949-7203, for more information.

V T 71RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
6 hours per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
21804 V T -071R-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA

V T 75AANIMAL CARE SKILLS I1 Unit
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology program. Opportunity to participate in the health care team involved in the care, management and husbandry of program livestock, companion animals and laboratory animals. Emphasis will be on the basic principles and application of clinical facility management, care of resident teaching animals, and routine maintenance duties. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
21776 V T -075A-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-10:50 AMMTERRY, KATHARINE8402

V T 81CLINICAL PATHOLOGY METHODS5 Units
Fundamental studies of laboratory techniques and procedures involved in evaluating veterinary clinical samples. Areas of study include hematology, urinalysis, coagulation assessment, blood biochemistry and immunological testing, serology, clinical parasitology, and cytology. The veterinary technician's role in sample collection, sample storage and handling, and performance of analytic procedures will be emphasized. Skills are developed in the use of laboratory equipment, laboratory safety and management, and quality control and quality assurance. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
20370 V T -081.-01 Laboratory12:30 PM-03:20 PMTDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8507
  Lecture 12:00 PM-01:50 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607
20476 V T -081.-02 Laboratory12:30 PM-03:20 PMThDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8507
  Lecture 12:00 PM-01:50 PMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607

V T 83PHARMACOLOGY FOR TECHNICIANS4 Units
Introduction to the basic principles of veterinary pharmacology. Preparation and dispensing of medications. Overview of the actions and interactions of the major classes of drugs, with emphasis on common veterinary uses of specific drugs. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
20371 V T -083.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN5015

V T 87AADVANCED ANIMAL CARE SKILLS I1 Unit
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management, integrating advanced techniques and knowledge gained through classroom instruction. Opportunity to participate in the health care team in a supervisory role with increased organizational responsibility. Emphasis on instruction of first-year students in basic principles of facilities management and maintenance care of resident animals. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
21775 V T -087A-01 Laboratory02:00 PM-04:50 PMWDEPAOLO, KATHLEEN8607

V T 91CLINICAL INTERNSHIP II3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Students begin to follow directions from doctors and staff with increasing independence and exhibit good judgment and critical thinking skills. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work: patient assessment skills, animal restraint, administration of medication and sample collection; assisting in radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology and common clinical procedures. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
15 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
20469√ V T -091.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINECLINIC
V T -091.-01: Mandatory monthly meeting with Intern Coordinator, TBA. Requirement for 15 hrs/wk, or a total of 180 hrs/qtr, in an approved internship. Schedule subject to assignment by clinical site.

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