Students learn the stages of anesthesia and how to induce and monitor anesthesia under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Surgical nursing skills associated with aseptic technique and proper protocols in the surgery suite are covered. Pre- and post-op monitoring, record keeping, and client education skills are practiced. Students perform blood work, urinalysis, and fecal examination on animals that are scheduled to be anesthetized as medically indicated. Some preparatory work and patient monitoring is required outside of scheduled lab time.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week