ANSC 263L: Exotic and Laboratory Animal Procedures Lab

Credits 1 Lab Hours 3

Laboratory to accompany ANSC 263. Provides student training in restraint and handling, health assessment, and nursing skills of exotic and laboratory animal species. This course is intended for students entering lab animal medicine, veterinary technology, veterinary assisting 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
  • Safely and humanely restrain common exotic and lab animals for procedures.
  • Administer drugs and medications using appropriate sites and routes (IV, IM, SQ and Oral Dosing) to exotic and lab animal species.
  • Humanely collect blood samples from exotics and lab animal species.
  • Identify and describe the anatomy of the major body systems for exotic mammalian and avian species using skeletons and models.
  • Explain anesthetic and recovery procedures in exotics and lab animal species.