VETC228 Lab Animal Science & Exotics

Due to the variety of job placement options, students must be prepared to work with laboratory animal and exotic species. Course provides foundation in lab animal medicine and disease; use and care of laboratory and research animals; laboratory animal biology, science and management; anatomy and physiology, nutrition, breeding, husbandry, sanitation, behavior, handling, nursing, euthanasia and necropsy; animal welfare regulations and ethics issues. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory sessions to provide hands-on experience with venipuncture, injections, gavage and necropsy; species include rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and reptiles; exotic animal portion includes restraint, examination, medicine and disease and husbandry; species of exotics will vary with availability. Attendance is mandatory. Prereq. - all the following: 1) admission into Veterinary Technician program, 2) proof of health insurance, 3) proof of vaccination: rabies and tetanus, 4) VETC 101 and 115. Additional course fees: $15.00.


4 credits


(C in VETC101 and C in VETC115)