Program Learning Outcomes
This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Perform basic patient examinations and collect data on vital signs.
- Restrain and manage small animals in clinical situations.
- Administer medications by common drug routes and prepare pharmaceutical as prescribed by the veterinarian.
- Prepare anaesthetic delivery systems, induce anaesthesia, and monitor patients under anaesthesia.
- Prepare and maintain the surgical area and assist during surgical procedures.
- Perform dental prophylactic procedures on dogs and cats.
- Produce standard diagnostic radiographs.
- Collect and process samples of diagnostic laboratory work.
- Perform common veterinary diagnostic tests, such as blood chemistries, differentials, culture and sensitivities and EKG's.
- Perform basic veterinary practice management including computer applications.
- Recognize behavioural signs of small animals.
- Counsel clients especially in the area of pet nutrition.