- 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: Venipuncture
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 email@example.com 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
(10th ed.). Elsevier.
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 9780323722001
It is strongly recommended that students have access to one of the following editions (or
earlier) of a veterinary dictionary. The recommended veterinary dictionaries are:
- Studdert, V. P., & Gay, C. C. (2020). Saunders comprehensive veterinary
dictionary (5th ed.). Elselvier.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7020-7463-9 (This textbook is
also available as an e-text.)
- Aiello, S. E., & Moses, M. A. (Eds.). (2016). The Merck veterinary manual (11th
ed.). Merck & Co.
ISBN-13: 978-0911910612 (This textbook is available online at: Merck Manual, Veterinary
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.
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 – Part 1
|Assignment 3: Subcutaneous and Intramuscular Injections – Part 2
|Assignment 4: IV Blood Collection – Part 1
|Assignment 4: IV Blood Collection – Part 2 and 3
|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 Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.