Principles of nutrition and the development of rations. Emphasis on the nutrient requirements and nutrient content of feeds.
This course consists of rotations in the Community Clinic on the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. The Community Clinic provides basic veterinary care for economically disadvantaged pet-owners and other under-served populations in Massachusetts. This experiential service-learning course provide students who have completed the pertinent preparatory clinical coursework with practical exam room experience prior to the onset of their senior year internship rotations.
This course introduces the role of the veterinary technician in the field of Veterinary medicine and will cover medical terminology, client communication, basic animal care and behavior, medical documentation and basic nursing skills.
This course explores comparative reproductive biology in wildlife and domesticated animals. Topics will include: conservation techniques to solve problems of environmental change and international development; human-wildlife conflict; reproductive cycles in wild animals; reproductive technologies; pharmacological and physical restraint; capture methods and transport. Management of wildlife in national parks, game reserves and zoos.
The student is introduced to five common domestic large animal species in the context of a lab course. Emphasis is placed on anatomy, restraint, physical examination, nursing care, diagnostic techniques, reproduction, and common diseases.
ANIMLSCI 105 Introduction to Veterinary Technology and ANIMLSCI 105L Introduction to Veterinary Technology Laboratory will introduce the role of the veterinary technician in the field of veterinary medicine. The laboratory will introduce physical examinations, patient restraint, basic nursing skills and animal handling.
An overview of small animal nursing skills and technical procedures commonly performed by veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants in a private practice setting with a focus on the canine and feline patient. Topics include an introduction to the types of veterinary practices, veterinary medical records, patient medical history and physical exam, restraint and handling, preventative health programs, sampling and diagnostics techniques, medical and surgical nursing, veterinary dentistry, and emergency and critical care.