- Collect blood from companion animals utilizing a variety of vessels depending on the
- Identify routes of medications using enteral, parenteral and topical routes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of pedicures, grooming, bathing in companion animals.
- Discuss requirements during parturition and pediatrics patients and care. Identify and
discuss the management and treatment of vomiting, diarrhea and anorexia.
- Describe the appropriate ways to administer an enema safely and effectively to a companion
animal and provide basic nursing care for anal sacs.
- Utilize and demonstrate bandaging, splinting and casting of limbs for companion animals.
- Utilize nutritional selection for companion animals using basic principles of nutrition,
including calculations for daily rations based on energy requirements.
- Demonstrate knowledge of physical examinations for domestic species.
Module 1: Physical Examination
Module 2: Administration of Medications/Fluids, Enteral, and Parenteral
Module 3: Blood Collection
Module 4: Nutrition Basics
Module 5: Feeding Companion Animals
Module 6: Vomiting/Diarrhea/Anorexia
Module 7: Prenatal Care, Parturition and Pediatrics
Module 8: Wounds
Module 9: Bandaging, Splints, and Casts
Module 10: Skin Disease Management, Bathing, Grooming, and Pedicures
Module 11: Anal Sacs and Enemas
Required text and materials
The following materials are required for this course:
- Boyle, J. (2016). Crow and Walshaw’s manual of clinical procedures in dogs, cats,
rabbits and rodents (4th ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Type: Textbook: ISBN:
The following textbook would have been purchased in VTEC 1101. Students who did not take VTEC
1101 and/or don't already own the required textbook, will need to purchase it. To do so,
please contact Enrolment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or
1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000
- Bassert, J. M. (2018). McCurnin’s clinical textbook for veterinary technicians (9th
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 9780323394611
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Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
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.
The following table illustrates how your final grade will be determined for this course.
|Quiz 1: Physical Examination
|Assignment 1: Physical Examinations
|Quiz 2: Enteral, Parental, and Topical Medications
|Assignment 2: Enteral and Topical Medications
|Assignment 3: Subcutaneous and Intramuscular Injections
|Assignment 4: IV Blood Collection
|Quiz 3: Nutrition
|Assignment 5: BCS Calculation and Diet Research
|Quiz 4: Nutrition Review
|Assignment 6: Nutritional Consults
|Assignment 7: Prenatal Care, Parturition, and Pediatrics
|Quiz 5: Bandaging, Splints, and Casts
|Assignment 8: Bandages and Splinting
|Quiz 6: Anal Sacs, Enemas, and Bathing
|Assignment 9: Bathing, Expressing Anal Glands, and Nail Trimming
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of your course.