The following materials are required for this course:
- Sink, C. A., & Weinstein, N. M., (2012). Practical Veterinary Urinalysis (1st
ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-47095824-7
- Bassert, J.M. (2018). McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians (9th
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-0-323-39461-1
The following textbook would have been purchased in VTEC 1143 and VTEC 1201. Students who did
not take VTEC 1143 and VTEC 1201 and/or do not already own the required textbook will need to
purchase it. To do so, please contact Enrolment Services at email@example.com or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC),
and 1.250.852.7000 (International).
- Rosenfeld, A. J., & Dial, S. M. (2010). Clinical pathology for the veterinary
team. Wiley. Type:
Textbook: ISBN: 978-0-813-81008-9
Students may also find the following resource useful for looking up any terms in the course
with which are not familiar:
- Merck Veterinary Manual
Required Lab Supplies:
The following three items will be included in the student’s course package:
- 10 Blood Agar Plates
- 3 Mueller Hinton II Agar Plates
- 3 Bacitracin Antimicrobial Susceptibility Discs
Note: It is important to refrigerate the agar plates upon receipt.
The following are required items that students are responsible for purchasing from the
Note: Some items required for purchase may be available at the placement location. It
is the student’s responsibility to confirm that equipment and supplies are available at the
placement location if they choose not to purchase.
- 5 inoculating loops. Purchase from Amazon.ca, 50 loops, 50 Pcs Inoculating Loops, (Approximately $11.00 as of April 2022)
- 1 Gram’s stain kit. Purchased from Amazon.ca, Innovating Science Gram's Stain Kit, (Approximately $58.00 as of April 2022)
Required Lab Equipment (at the placement location):
- Blood machine—optional
Note: A microscope, refractometer, and centrifuge should be available for use at the
student’s placement location. If any of these items are not available, it is the student’s
responsibility to secure the item(s) in order to complete assignments.
Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, students are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in person approved Testing Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 60% or higher
on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Quiz 1: Urinary Collection Techniques
|Assignment 1: Bladder Palpations, Free Catch, and Specific Gravity
|Assignment 2: Male Canine Catheterization
|Quiz 2: Macroanalysis and Microanalysis of Urine
|Assignment 3: Feline Cystocentesis
|Assignment 4: Complete Urinalyses (Ongoing)
|Assignment 5: Microanalysis of Urine
|Quiz 3: Macrobiology and Microbiology Techniques
|Assignment 6: Build an Incubator
|Quiz 4: Reproduction and Infection Control
|Assignment 7: Mouth Swab
|Assignment 8: Direct Swab
|Quiz 5: Mycology and Normal Flora
|Assignment 9: Urine Culture and Sensitivity
|Final Exam (mandatory)