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ANH-100 Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology

33 hours


This course will provide information on the structure and function of the major parts of dogs and cats. Topics include basic terminology, identification of animal body systems, and understanding structure and functions related to each body system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-101 Introduction to Radiology

9 hours


This course introduces students to the basic principles of radiology. Topics include components and function of the x-ray machine, the formation of x-ray beams, and radiation safety. Students learn to assist the Animal Health Technician or Veterinarian in producing a radiograph and image through digital, automatic processor, or dip tank technology.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-102 Basic Laboratory Procedures

18 hours


This course covers the use and care of basic equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, and in-house serum analysers. You will learn how to prepare simple lab tests and learn about parasitology.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-103 Hospital Care

48 hours


This course covers a wide range of issues and topics including: vaccines, immunology, bandaging, nutrition, common diseases, dental care, sanitation, grieving, euthanasia, restraint and handling, administration of medications, breeds and behavior. Participants examine current animal welfare issues from a veterinary perspective.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-104 Basic Surgical Procedures

18 hours


Students will learn basic surgical care involving animals including anesthesia, common surgeries, sterile techniques, and postoperative care. Identification and care of surgical instruments will be introduced within a lab component.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-110 Work Experience for Animal Care Aide

20 hours (Practicum)


The twenty hours of mandatory work experience provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply skills and knowledge obtained through coursework and to practice these skills in a workplace setting. A minimum of 15 hours must take place in a veterinary facility, with a maximum of 5 hours in an animal care facility, i.e. animal shelter or rehabilitation/recovery facility to be approved by the instructor. Previous documented work experience may be considered in lieu of this placement.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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ANH-112 Veterinary Reception

9 hours


This course is designed to help students learn how to effectively work in the reception area by keeping proper records and logs, admitting/discharging, booking appointments, and managing hospital inventory. Personal and professional skills include the development of effective communication, interpersonal relations, client relations, teamwork and problem solving.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Animal Care Aid Program

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