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Health Careers Education
HL00171
Large and Small Animal Medicine
15.00
This course provides the student with general knowledge of various breeds of animals, common illnesses and wellness care.
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
-Identify common speciesand breeds.
-Identify animal bodysystems.
-Demonstrate basicknowledge of common diseases.
-Demonstrate basic knowledge of common parasites.
-Discuss nutrition concepts as they relate to animals.
-Describe vaccinationschedules.


Veterinary Assistant - CTTC
http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm


Veterinary Technician - AAVSB

http://www.proexam.org/html/pes_examination_profession.html#Veterinary



Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Health Career Certification CD-ROM - CIMC http://www.okcimc.com



References:



Animal Care Assistant, Instructional Materials Laboratory, University of Missour: Columbia, 1997

Animal Care Training Programs, Denton Tx, 1998

Clayton, Hilary and Flood, Peter, Color Atlas of Large Animal and Applied Anatomy, Mosby, Wolfe, (An imprint of Times Mirrow International Publishers, Barcelona, 1996

Christensen, Dawn E. Veterinary Medical Terminology, W.B. Saunders, Philadephia, 1997

Gillespie, James R., Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 7th ed. Thomson Delmar Learning, Clifton Park, 2004

Lawhead, James B. and Baker, Meecee, Introduction to Veterinary Science, Thomson Delmar Learning, Canada, 2005

Mammato, Bobbie, Pet First Aid, The American National Red Cross and the Humane Society of the United States, Boston, 1997

McClister, M.T. and Midgley, Amy, The Veterinary Receptionist's Handbook, Veterinary Medicine Publishing Group, 2000

McCurnin, Dennis, Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, W.B. Saunders, Philadephia, 1998

National Safety Council, Bloodborne Pathogens, Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury 1998

Tighe, Monica and Brown, Marg, Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, Mosby- Yearbook, St. Louis, 1998

Warren, Dean M. Small Animal Care and Management, Thompson Delmar Learning, Albany, 2002
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Veterinary Assistant