Preveterinary Preceptorship

Preveterinary Preceptorship
Supervised on-the-job exposure to veterinary medicine under a clinical setting, supplemented with academic assignments.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 5.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Preceptorship Skill Mastery

Skills student should master during the preveterinary medicine preceptorship experience:
Husbandry: feeding, sanitation, handling, breed recognition
Restraint of animals for examination, treatment and radiography
Logging medical data and recording information in patient charts
Grooming for medical reasons
Observe and recognize normal and abnormal body functions and vital signs
Concepts of animal welfare and humane treatment of animals
Introduce methods and explain necessity of animal population control
Obtain knowledge of and competency with routine preventive medicine including vaccination protocols, parasite identification-treatment-prevention, routine physical examination, geriatric health care

Activity Observation and Participation

The student should observe and participate in these activities:
Client-doctor relations and dialogue; demonstration of veterinary ethics and integrity; diagnostic thought process and rationale
Patent examination; administration of medication and therapy; collection of body fluids and specimens
Medical record information entry
Clinical diagnostic laboratory techniques
Developing and interpreting radiographs
Surgical suite protocols:
preparation of instrument packs, drapes, surgical gowns
aseptic technique
anesthesia administration and monitoring
surgical preparation of patient
surgery protocols and surgical assistance
intensive and post-operative nursing care

Hospital Areas

Areas of hospital student should receive exposure to:
Kennel and quarantine wards
Treatment areas
Surgery and examination rooms
Office procedures
Telephone etiquette
Laboratory and pharmacy
Library search and literature review of clinical case information and current treatments based on veterinary research