Veterinary Technology

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

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VTT 100 Introduction to Veterinary Technology  2-0-2
History of profession, scope of practice, professional organizations, medical terminology, ethics and legal issues, mental health as it pertains to veterinary medicine, communication and small animal breed identification. Prerequisite: Admission to the Vet Tech Program or Instructor Approval.

VTT 101 Clinical Mathematics for Veterinary Technician  1-0-1
Metric and apothecary conversions. Drug and dosage calculations. Preparation of solutions based on percents and ratios. Infusion flow rates and constant rate infusions.

VTT 102 Small Animal Veterinary Nursing I  2-2-3
Small animal behavior, handling and restraint. Proper sanitation procedures. Physical exam and TPR. Obtaining a patient history. Preventative medicine. Grooming, administering medications and obtaining blood and urine specimens. Dental and dermatology procedures.

VTT 103 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology  3-4-5
External anatomy, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal and reproductive systems, sensory organs and gastrointestinal tract of the dog and cat. Physiology as it relates to anatomy and pathology involving the body systems.

VTT 110 Small Animal Veterinary Nursing II  2-2-3
Small animal nutrition and toxicology. Dental procedures. Euthanasia. Veterinary nursing techniques such as otic and ophthalmic procedures, indwelling
catheters, fluid therapy, and ECGs.

VTT 111 Clinical Pathology I  1-2-2
Selection and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Sample handling and preparation. Routine laboratory tests including CBCs, blood chemistries, and urinalysis.

VTT 112 Veterinary Pharmacology I  2-0-2
Terminology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, side effects and therapeutic applications. Procedures necessary to dispense/administer drugs under the supervision of a veterinarian. Classifications of controlled substances.

VTT 113 Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia  1-2-2
Anesthesia for dogs and cats: intubation, monitory, anesthetic machine use including ventilators, anesthetic drugs and pain management. Gas anesthesia, nonrebreathing systems and partial rebreathing systems. Maintenance of equipment.

VTT 114 Veterinary Hospital Management  1-0-1
Team leadership, conflict management, marketing, inventory management, communication skills, medical records, zoonotic diseases, public health, security and appointment management. Prerequisite: Admission to the Vet Tech Program or Instructor Approval.

VTT 115 Veterinary Pharmacology II  1-0-1
The continuation of the study of terminology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, side effects and therapeutic applications. Procedures necessary to dispense/administer drugs under the supervision of a veterinarian. Classifications of controlled substances. Prerequisite:  VTT112 Veterinary Pharmacology I

VTT 200 Clinical Practicum  0-30-4
Work experience in a veterinary practice. Practicum site to be arranged by the student in consultation with the program director.

VTT 210 Clinical Rotations I  0-20-4
Clinical rotations at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. Includes review and redemonstrations of technical skills, exposure to specialty medicine.

VTT 211 Veterinary Surgical Nursing  2-2-3
Surgery pack preparation, instrument identification, sterilization procedures, aseptic techniques, surgical preps, surgical procedures, suture materials, surgical assisting, emergency procedures, surgical drugs, fluids, blood transfusions and post-operative care including physical rehabilitation and pain management.

VTT 212 Laboratory and Exotic Animal Medicine  2-2-3
Restraint, handling and proper nutrition of laboratory animals and birds. Blood
collection, identification, medicating, anesthesia, and specimen collection. Proper
sanitation and facility procedures. Common diseases and treatment. Necropsy
techniques.

VTT 213 Clinical Pathology II  1-2-2
Continued skill development in abnormal hematology, cytology and serology. Parasitology. Coagulation tests.

VTT 220 Clinical Rotations II  0-20-4
Clinical rotations at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. Includes review and redemonstrations of technical skills, exposure to specialty medicine.

VTT 221 Diagnostic Imaging  2-2-3
Radiation safety and equipment, proper film identification, production of x-rays, positioning for common views, techniques for obtaining high quality images, film processing, contrast agents, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

VTT 222 Production Animal Nursing  2-2-3
Bovine, porcine, ovine and caprine medicine and management including restraint, specimen collection, medicating and nursing techniques. Common diseases and treatment.

VTT 223 Equine Nursing  2-2-3
Breed identification. Horse behavior, restraints, fitting, conditioning, parasitology, nutrition, preventative healthcare, breeding, foaling, hoof care, common diseases and treatment.

VTT 224 Veterinary Technology Capstone  1-0-1
Preparation for VTNE. Resume preparation, interviewing skills, professional development and scope of practice.

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager