ANSC 152: Companion Animal Diseases and Nutrition

Credits 3

An introduction to the common diseases and medical care of companion animals. Topics include identification, clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment of diseases affecting companion animals. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology or other animal-related fields.


Admission in the Veterinary Technology Program and a grade of ā€œCā€ or better in all completed ANSC courses.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the common diseases of companion animals and identify the life stage at which the disease typically occurs.
  • List the clinical signs and tests used in the diagnosis of common companion animal diseases.
  • Explain the medical treatments for common companion animal diseases.
  • Communicate the information that a client or owner would need in the event that a pet was diagnosed with a specific disease.