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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).

26 Courses/Sections found for Fall 2016     (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 I1 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 program curriculum. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in V T 50.
Formerly: V T 50
21804 V T -050A-01 Lecture05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050A-01: First meeting 10/5. Meets once per month on Wednesdays - 10/5, 11/2 & 11/30. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 50DCURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY IV1 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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
21805 V T -050D-01 Lecture05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
  Lecture 05:00 PM-08:40 PMWGREGORY, SANDRA1501
V T -050D-01: First meeting 10/5. Meets once per month on Wednesdays - 10/5, 11/2 & 11/30. Requires admission to VT Program.

V T 51INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Introduction to the profession of veterinary technology. Orientation to the program requirements and curriculum. Overview of program structure and student services. Review and practice of library skills. Prerequisite course for several courses in 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.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
20845 V T -051.-01 Lecture04:00 PM-05:50 PMMWEST, JACQUELINE8507

V T 53AMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2 Units
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. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
21023 V T -053A-01 Lecture11:00 AM-11:50 AMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8607
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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
4 hours lecture, 3 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.
20275 V T -054A-01 Laboratory12:30 PM-03:20 PMMGREGORY, SANDRA8507
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
20350 V T -054A-02 Lecture08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8402
  Laboratory 12:30 PM-03:20 PMWWEST, JACQUELINE8507

V T 55ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL SKILLS I4 Units
Intended for the pre-clinical training of veterinary technology students. The following topics are covered: 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, introduction to principles of surgical nursing and instrumentation, and euthanasia, grief and pet loss support. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: BIOL 41.
20276 V T -055.-01 Laboratory09:30 AM-12:20 PMTCARPENTER, AMBER8507
  Lecture 08:00 AM-09:15 AMTThCARPENTER, AMBER8507
V T -055.-01: Requires admission to Vet Tech Program.
20351 V T -055.-02 Lecture08:00 AM-09:15 AMTThCARPENTER, AMBER8507
  Laboratory 09:30 AM-12:20 PMThCARPENTER, AMBER8507
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. Explanation of MRI, CT, and nuclear medicine appropriate to the veterinary technician. 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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 54B.
20277 V T -070.-01 Lecture08:00 AM-09:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8609
  Laboratory 08:00 AM-10:50 AMMPETER, KARL8507
20352 V T -070.-02 Lecture08:00 AM-09:15 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8609
  Laboratory 08:00 AM-10:50 AMWPETER, KARL8507

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 laboratory per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
20840 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 laboratory per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
20839 V T -071R-01 LectureTBATBATERRY, KATHARINETBA
V T -071R-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 75AANIMAL CARE SKILLS I1 Unit
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management. 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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 51.
20830 V T -075A-01 Laboratory01:00 PM-03:50 PMTESHMAN, LISA8507

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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 54B.
20279 V T -083.-01 Lecture10:00 AM-11:50 AMTThMACDOUGALL, MAUREEN8609

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 nursing care for common clinical signs. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 75C.
20829 V T -087A-01 Laboratory01:00 PM-03:50 PMThESHMAN, LISA8507

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. Second quarter interns are typically enrolled in pharmacology, clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging. The student must start to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills from these areas of learning into their practice at the internship site. This course documents the 115 hours of practical work experience in a veterinary medical clinical setting required for the students. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
10 hours clinic. (120 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: V T 89.
20346√ V T -091.-01 LaboratoryTBATBATERRY, KATHARINECLINIC
V T -091.-01: Mandatory monthly meetings with Intern Coordinator TBA. Requirement for 10 hrs/wk, or a total of 120 hrs/qtr, in an approved internship. Schedule subject to assignment by clinical site.

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