Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
AGV109Pharmacy Skills2This course reviews the basic concepts of animal anatomy and physiology in relation to medicine administration. Students are familiarized with veterinary drugs, their modes of administration and specific function in animal body systems. Prerequisites: AGV 120, 128, 129, 133, 245.Loading...
AGV120Veterinary Medical Terminology1Covers medical terminology with a veterinary emphasis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV124Intro to Veterinary Technology1This course introduces the basics of animal identification, husbandry, behavior, safety and healthcare to the student. Career opportunities in animal-related fields are explored. The student will also complete the American Red Cross Animal First Aid and CPR certification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV128Intro to Vet Technology2This course introduces the basics of animal identification, husbandry, behavior, safety and healthcare to the student. Career opportunities in animal-related fields are explored. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology program.Loading...
AGV129Veterinary Physiology3Physiology with a veterinary clinical emphasis. Provides the basis for study of confirmation, production and pathological processes of diseases of domestic animals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV133Veterinary Clinic Pathology I3This course covers parasite identification and testing and various sample collection, procedures and interpretation for common diagnostic testing performed in the veterinary laboratory. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV134Veterinary Clinic Pathology II3Continues Veterinary Clinical Pathology I with emphasis on common blood and urine tests performed in a veterinary laboratory. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 128, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV138Clinical Pathology Lab1A review of current clinical laboratory practices in veterinary pathology. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 164, 172 and 266Loading...
AGV139Intro Veterinary Pharmacology1This course covers U.S. medication laws and discusses the basic groups of pharmaceuticals and their use in veterinary medicine. This includes dosage calculations, proper labeling, storage, inventory control, recordkeeping and dispensing of medications. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 124, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV140Veterinary Pharmacology3This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge in specific drug classification, usage and effects. This course will outline the technician's role and responsibilities in the pharmacy with regards to regulation of drugs, categories of drugs, labeling prescriptions, controlled drug logs, legal use of drugs, client education, calculations, measurement and compliance with manufacturer recommendations. Prerequisite: AGV 109, 134, 151, 166 and 932Loading...
AGV145Animal Nutrition3Animal Nutrition provides instruction regarding essential nutrients and the role of each in an animal's metabolism. Topics include basic clinical and therapeutic nutrition, pet food analysis, nutritional deficiencies, and toxins. Emphasis is on dogs and cats with an introduction to large animal nutrition, feeds and feeding.Loading...
AGV151Intro Vet Tech Clinical Skills3This course introduces the student to the basics of radiology, anesthesia, surgical preparation, veterinary customer service, veterinary computer programs, veterinary recordkeeping and other skills students will use during their internship. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 128, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV160Anesthesia/Surgical Assistance4This course is designed to introduce the student to the common surgical procedures performed in the veterinary clinic. Emphasis is placed on sanitation, patient observation, surgical preparation, assisting in anesthesia and postoperative patient management. Prerequisite: AGV 141, 164, 172, 180 and 266Loading...
AGV164Clinical Mgmt Domestic Species2This course covers the management, husbandry, restraint, behavior, and basic medical procedures of domestic large animals. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 109, 151, 166 and 932Loading...
AGV165Clin Mgmt Lab/Exotic Species2This course is designed to introduce the common species, husbandry procedures and basic nutrition, restraint and handling, common diseases, diagnostic procedures and medications used in various laboratory and exotic pet settings. Prerequisite: AGV 164, 172 and 266Loading...
AGV166Veterinary Nursing Care3Introduces the fundamentals of animal nursing, including common procedures, restraint, venipuncture techniques, medication or fluid administration. Emphasis will be placed on nursing care for the hospitalized patient. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 128, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV170Veterinary Anesthesiology3This course involves the study of pharmacology, application of anesthetic agents, the physiological effects and means of monitoring them, principles and administration of inhalant anesthetics, and a broad overview of anesthetic protocol and care. Emphasis will be on anesthetic practical skills and anesthesia equipment. Corequisites: AGV 140, 164, 172, 182, 266.Loading...
AGV172Large Animal Medicine/Surgery3This course is designed to introduce common species, husbandry and management procedures, proper restraint and handling, common procedures, medication, administration and surgical concerns for common species of domestic large animals. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 109, 151, 166 and 932. Corequisite: AGV 170Loading...
AGV182Diagnostic Imaging3This course is designed to introduce the student to diagnostic imaging. Topics include safety, patient positioning techniques, processing of film, proper machine use, technique chart, quality control and standard diagnostic procedures. It will also introduce the student to digital radiography, ultrasound MRI, CT and nuclear technologies. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 151, 166 and 932. Corequisite: AGV 109.Loading...
AGV238VTNE Review Course I2This course will summarize learning within the Veterinary Technology program. The course will emphasize the connection between classroom learning and the practice of veterinary technology in the professional world. It will help to enhance the student's preparation for the state and national veterinary technology examinations. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
AGV245Intro to Animal Disease2This course covers the disease processes, primary and contributing causes, treatments and prevention of common medical and surgical diseases in domestic animals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology Program.Loading...
AGV266Adv Veterinary Nursing Care2Continues Veterinary Nursing Care with emphasis on advanced veterinary nursing procedures. Prerequisite: AGV 166, 134, 109, 151 and 932Loading...
AGV338VTNE Review Course II2This course will continue to summarize learning within the Veterinary Technology program. The course will emphasize the connection between classroom learning and the practice of veterinary technology in the professional world. It will help to enhance the student's preparation for the state and national veterinary technology examinations. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
AGV920Spanish for the Vet Tech2This course is designed to meet the needs of students of veterinary technology who will practice in an environment in which the use of Spanish for accurate client communication is essential. Students will acquire a working vocabulary of technical and clinical veterinary terms which will enable them to communicate professionally with Spanish speaking clients, farm managers, or other animal care givers. They will able to ascertain accurate client information and schedule appointments. They will identify the clients’ primary complaint, take a clinical or farm history which will allow them to correctly identify the animals’ disease condition. Finally they will accurately communicate prescribed treatments and follow up care with clients. Students will be provided resources for reference or further study in their species of interest. Prerequisite: Three years of high school Spanish or two semesters of Elementary Spanish or instructor approval.Loading...
AGV932Vet Technology Internship4Internship experience within a veterinarian-related business with an emphasis on animal care procedures. Prerequisite: AGV 109, 134, 151, and 166.Loading...