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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: 25862     Registration: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   3/14/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: C. Simms

Course: 25863     Registration: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   3/14/2015    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: 25012     Registration: $435    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s):    3/8/2015 - 5/30/2015    
Location: Plumpton Park Zoo    Instructor: E. Boyce
Must also enroll in 25011. 

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: 25864     Registration: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/11/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Rainier

Course: 25865     Registration: $45    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/11/2015    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Rainier

Veterinary Assistant Certification III: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques  

Continue exploring the care of small animals as you learn to perform interventions and tests necessary to diagnose and treat health problems. Gain skills and knowledge related to hematology, laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, fluid therapy, and restraint techniques. Prerequisite courses required. Technical standards apply. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45588     Registration: $435    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   11/1/2014 - 1/10/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM  9 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 010    Instructor: C. Simms
No class on 11/29 & 12/27. 

Veterinary Assistant Certification IV: Surgery & Emergency Care  

In this module, you will learn to provide services for small animals in need of specialized and emergent care. Areas of concentration include anesthesia, surgery, emergency care, dental care and the required restraint techniques for these interventions. Prerequisite courses required. Technical standards apply. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25010     Registration: $435    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   1/17/2015 - 2/28/2015    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM  7 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: C. Simms

Veterinary Assistant Certification 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: 25011     Registration: $435    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   3/7/2015 - 5/30/2015    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM  7 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: C. Simms
Must also enroll in 25012. 100 Hrs. individually scheduled No class on 3/14 & 28; 4/11 & 25; and 5/9 & 23. 


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