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Thompson Rivers University

VTEC 2875: Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 7


Note: An incomplete or failure in either or both of the two concurrent academic courses taken this term, will result in an automatic incomplete in this Clinical Work and Correspondence course. Any incomplete courses will need to be repeated.

Students' essential skills, as well as, professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 7 involves advanced level competencies in the third year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma.

Learning outcomes

  1. Confirm membership in related Provincial Association(s).
  2. Confirm required level of professional supervision is present at selected location of clinical placement.
  3. Perform, or demonstrate knowledge of essential skill procedures outlined in VTEC 2113 and VTEC 2213.
  4. Maintain paid work in a full service Canadian veterinary hospital or clinic for a minimum of 260 hours per semester.
  5. Complete and file all Clinic Affiliation Forms at Thompson Rivers University.
  6. Complete and submit the Essential Skills Workbook demonstrating completion of skills outlined in VTEC 2113 and VTEC 2213.
  7. Recertification of WHMIS.

Course topics

  • Module 1: Preparing for Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 7
  • Module 2: Connecting with Your Community
  • Module 3: Documenting Your Skills

Required text and materials

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 or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and 1.250.852.7000 (International).

  1. Bassert, J.M. (2022). McCurnin’s clinical textbook for veterinary technicians (10th ed.) Elsevier.
    Type: Textbook. ISBN: 9780323722001

Note: The 9th or 10th edition is acceptable for this course.

Additional requirements

Students will also need the following:

  • A computer with Internet access
  • A video recording device


This is a pass/fail course. There are no graded assessments, but students must complete and submit proof of the following:

  • Clinical Check-in Follow-up 1
  • Clinical Check-in Follow-up 2
  • Clinical Check-in Follow-up 3
  • Final Document Submissions

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.

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