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Health Careers Education
Diagnostic Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform basic laboratory and diagnostic procedures in the veterinary office.
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-Demonstrate knowledge of radiology safety procedures.
-Describe the use of a technique chart.
-Assist in the management of large and small patients for diagnostic imaging.
-Process diagnostic radiographs.
-Properly care for equipment.
-Demonstrate understanding of x-ray log.
-Collect voided urine samples.
-Perform basic urinalysis.
-Assist in the collection of blood samples.
-Perform basic hematological procedures.
-Perform parasitologic procedures.
-Assist in necropsy procedures.
-Perform laboratory record keeping.
-Demonstrate proper use of microscope.

Veterinary Assistant - CTTC

Veterinary Technician - AAVSB

Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Health Career Certification CD-ROM - CIMC


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Veterinary Assistant