ANSC 140: Introduction to Veterinary Technology

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
This course introduces students to the field of veterinary technology and describes the responsibilities and expectations for students enrolled in the program. Topics include: roles of the veterinary team members, legal and ethical aspects of veterinary practice, breeds of companion animals, safety, sanitation and waste-disposal protocols, and career fields in veterinary medicine.

Registration in or a grade ā€œCā€ or better in ANSC 142 and ANSC 142L. Credit for or placement in ENG 100 and MATH 101. Confirmed attendance to Windward CC veterinary technology information session.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the roles and legal boundaries of veterinary health care team members and discuss the legality of the veterinary- client-patient relationship.
  • Identify and describe common workplace hazards, including zoonotic diseases.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate sanitation, nosocomial, and waste-disposal protocols.
  • Identify common breeds of companion animals.