A continuation of ANSC 151 and 151L, this course provides students with additional instruction and hands-on experience with laboratory tests commonly used in veterinary practice. Topics include: 1) identification of internal parasites 2) performance and evaluation of microbiologic and serologic tests, 3) collection & evaluation of cytological samples 4) veterinary necropsy procedures. Included in this course is a review of the anatomy and physiology of major body systems and an overview of common diseases seen in veterinary practice. This course is intended for students entering veterinary assisting, veterinary technology or other animal-related fields.
Admission in the Veterinary Technology Program and a grade of “C” or better in all completed ANSC courses
- Properly package, handle and store specimens for laboratory analysis.
- Perform parasitological tests to identify select internal and external parasites of veterinary medicine.
- Collect, culture, and identify bacteria from animal tissues and perform sensitivity testing.
- Perform a postmortem examination of a non-preserved animal.