Principles of nutrition and the development of rations. Emphasis on the nutrient requirements and nutrient content of feeds.
- Teacher: Cassandra Uricchio
Students will consider the different breeds of domestic animal species, examine companion animal diseases and their prevention, study common animal parasites and their control, explore handling, husbandry and diseases of Large Animal species, and investigate the production and clinical uses of X-rays, radiographs, and other forms of diagnostic imaging.
The Veterinary Technology Summer Pre-College program invites rising junior and senior high school students to discover various aspects of the Veterinary Technology profession and the role of the veterinary technician within the larger context of veterinary medicine and animal care. During this five-day experience, students will work with faculty from the UMass Veterinary Technology Program. Students in this program will explore facets of the practice of small animal veterinary medicine on the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton, MA. Rotations on this campus will focus on animal behavior, anatomy of domestic animal species, laboratory clinical diagnostic procedures, radiographic and other diagnostic imaging techniques, anesthesia methods and monitoring, small animal surgery, and other aspects of the practice of veterinary medicine. Students will also travel to the main campus in Amherst to work with livestock on the UMass Hadley farm. Field trips are also planned as a part of the program to expose students to the practice of emergency and specialty veterinary medicine as well as aspects of animal care and the veterinary profession outside of private clinical practice.
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.
- Teacher: Nuno Carreiro