CCA312 - Clinical Care of Animals III

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Subject Title
Clinical Care of Animals III

Subject Description
This course is a continuation from CCA 212 and is designed to focus on the animal care and welfare of the clinic patient and the critical thinking processes involved in the day-to-day care and management of the in-clinic patient as performed by a Veterinary Technician.
It will involve the application and interpretation of information taught in the other courses. One of the important roles is rounds; this is where the day to day health of all animals is discussed and updated. The integration of various tests and procedures will be discussed with respect to their influence on the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. During the lab time there will be opportunity to perform blood work, urinalysis and fecal examinations of the in-clinic patients.
Once again the staff and faculty of the course place the utmost importance on the ethical and conscientious behavior of all students to the animals in their care. The Seneca College Policies and Procedures Manual, as well as the SOP binder will be referenced to throughout the semester in regarding to responsibilities and expectations.

Credit Status
One.  To obtain credit, both MED 300 and CCA 312 must be completed at a level suitable for promotion.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

After completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Effectively fulfill the responsibilities of animal care and welfare in a safe and ethical manner.
  2. Present all the information to an attending veterinarian, using appropriate terminology and nomenclature in a manner that enables the veterinarian to proceed with a diagnostic plan
  3. Included in this is an ability to recognize significant abnormalities and differentiate these for the normal and abnormal animal.
  4. Demonstrate care, welfare and husbandry of species of animals in the facility including safe handling and restraint of all animals.
  5. Understand the pivotal role taken by a Veterinary Technician in a veterinary clinic.
  6. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  7. Demonstrate an application of human and animal safety within a clinical setting.
  8. Demonstrate responsibility for one’s own actions, decisions, and consequences.
  9. Develop and employ conflict resolution and team work skills utilizing critical thinking.
  1. Carry out appropriate welfare and husbandry of small and large animals in the AHC, as outlined.
  2. Take a full and complete history of a patient.
  3. Perform a full and complete physical examination of a patient.
  4. Take samples for and carry out appropriate laboratory tests.
  5. Develop proficiency in using various laboratory equipment including blood analyzers.
  6. Exhibit appropriate dress code.
  7. Implement appropriate hygiene and care procedures within the AHC, as per provided SOPs.
  8. Accurately record the health status of given animals within medical records within the AHC.
  9. Function and perform in a professional manner.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.