Students will understand how to assess normal and abnormal small animal vital functions, vaccine protocols, proper administration and use of medications, recognize common disease and provide care for healthy and hospitalized patients. The importance of surgical nursing and the skills that are required to assess a patient’s medical status as well as performing and maintaining aseptic technique in the surgical suite and in the preparation of patients for surgery. In addition, veterinary dentistry, which includes, cleaning, extractions, repair of a patient’s teeth and other diseases of the oral cavity will be covered. 3 hr. lect Prerequisite: BIO 100, VTS 111, VTS 148, VTS 149, VTS 150, VTS 151, VTS 152, VTS 155, and VTS 159 Corequisite: VTS 253, VTS 262 and VTS 263 By advisement only.