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Veterinary Services

Animal First Aid & CPR  

Animal first aid is the immediate care given to an injured or suddenly ill pet until competent veterinary care is available. This course provides pet owners and other interested parties with information on caring for dogs and cats as well as guidance about how to determine when pets need professional treatment. Topics include initial assessment, restraint application, basic emergency care, CPR, common illnesses and injuries, and medication administration. Course requirement for all Veterinary Assistant students. Text and course completion card included. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25533     Tuition: $39    Course Fee: $24    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/5/2014    Time: 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: C. Simms

Course: 35513     Tuition: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   8/30/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: C. Simms

Course: 35514     Tuition: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   8/30/2014    Time: 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: C. Simms

Exotic Animal Externship  

Participate in an individually scheduled, "hands on" experience related to the veterinary management of exotic animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Topics include preventive medicine; nutrition; animal behavior, handling and restraint; husbandry; habitat design; ethical and conservation issues; and humane animal handling techniques. Observe and practice procedures and skills under direct supervision. Co-requisite: Veterinary Assistant Training V: Large & Exotic Animals. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation. Weekday, weekend, and holiday hours necessary for successful completion. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand and/or walk for extended periods in all weather conditions required. Current, negative TB skin test (or negative chest x-ray) and tetanus shot are mandatory. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended. All vaccinations are at the student’s expense. Senior and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25025     Tuition: $695    
Meeting Day(s):    5/18/2014 - 8/30/2014    
Location: Plumpton Park Zoo    Instructor: Staff

Massage Therapy for Animals  

Learn the rudimentary skills of massage therapy for animals. When used in combination with a veterinary preventative healthcare program, animal massage provides complementary physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It also facilitates the socialization of abused and/or traumatized pets. This course provides information to the public so that participants may practice massage on their own animals. Those who wish to practice animal massage for compensation must be employed and under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Required for all Veterinary Assistant students. Participants may bring a socialized dog to class for use in the practice of massage. All dogs must be licensed, have current rabies immunization, and be kept on a lead at all times. Please bring a blanket and a water bottle for your dog. Senior and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35515     Tuition: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   8/23/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Rainier

Course: 35516     Tuition: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   8/23/2014    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Rainier

Veterinary Assistant Training IV: Surgery, Anesthesia, & Emergency Care  

You have arrived at the fourth module for Veterinary Assistant Training! This module consists of 21 hours in the classroom and an additional 8 hours in a clinical setting. Subject matter includes anesthesia, surgery, emergency medicine, and critical care. Prerequisite: Veterinary Assistant Training III: Patient Care & Treatment. If you are interested in this course, you can assess your readiness for classes with an online component by going to www.harford.edu/online and taking the quiz, "Is distance learning right for you?". Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand and/or walk for extended periods in all weather conditions required. Current, negative TB skin test (or negative chest x-ray) and tetanus shot are mandatory. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25024     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   3/8/2014 - 5/10/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM  7 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 223    Instructor: C. Simms
No class 3/22 & 29 and 4/19. 

Veterinary Assistant Training V: Large & Exotic Animals  

Continue your journey through Veterinary Assistant Training! Module V prepares you to work with large and exotic animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Topics include preventive medicine; nutrition; animal behavior, handling and restraint; husbandry; habitat design; ethical and conservation issues; and humane animal handling techniques. Prereqquisite: Veterinary Assistant IV: Surgery, Anesthesia, & Emergency Care. If you are interested in this course, you can assess your readiness for classes with an online component by going to www.harford.edu/online and taking the quiz, "Is distance learning right for you?". Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand and/or walk for extended periods in all weather conditions required. Current, negative TB skin test (or negative chest x-ray) and tetanus shot are mandatory. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25026     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   5/17/2014 - 7/12/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM  7 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 223    Instructor: C. Simms
No class on 5/24 and 7/5. 


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