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ANIM 119

This course will be divided into two separate units: Unit (a) Pet Health will be completed first, followed by Unit (b) Animal Behaviour.

Unit (a)

This portion of the course presents the nature of the work done in a small animal veterinary clinic. Topics focus on cats and dogs and include physical examination techniques, principles of preventive pet health care including vaccination protocols and parasite control, commonly encountered pet diseases including zoonoses, emergency and nursing care, and regulations governing veterinary practice. A basic introduction to anatomy and physiology is added as well, in order to enable you to understand the mechanisms involved in health and disease.

Unit (b)

The second portion of this course is an introduction to the basic principles of normal and abnormal canine and feline behaviour.