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Veterinary Technology - Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. degree program in Veterinary Science Technology students will:

  • Utilize management and organizational skills to assume a leadership role in the workplace.
  • Communicate effectively through both oral presentations and written essays and research papers.
  • Practice interpersonal skills to work cooperatively to achieve optimum and compassionate patient care.
  • Participate in veterinary facility management utilizing traditional and electronic media and appropriate veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Safely and effectively calculate drug dosages, administer prescribed drugs to patients, dispense and explain prescribed drugs to clients.
  • Demonstrate and perform patient assessment, husbandry and therapeutics in a variety of animal species
  • Safely and effectively manage patients in all phases of anesthetic procedures.
  • Integrate all aspects of patient management and proper surgical assistance for common surgical procedures in a variety of animal species.
  • Properly package, handle and store specimens for laboratory analysis and perform diagnostic laboratory analysis.
  • Safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images.
  • Synthesize knowledge gained from core and liberal arts courses to guide decision -making in the veterinary field.
  • Apply critical thinking to analyze and integrate data from many sources and engage in creative problem solving in complex situations.
  • Utilize knowledge gained from core veterinary technology courses to successfully complete the veterinary technology national exam and gain licensure as a veterinary technician.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate with veterinary personnel and clients in a clinical setting.
  • Employ more advanced nursing , sampling techniques and treatment modalities used in veterinary practice that are beyond the essential tasks set by veterinary technology accreditation.
  • Be qualified to enroll in a postgraduate degree program.

Mary O'Horo Loomis
Newell Vet Tech Center 101A
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

315-386-7187
loomism@canton.edu