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Veterinary Science (Dual Enrollment with Sierra College AGRI 0200)

Welcome to the intermediate course in a series of several animal science classes offered at Del Oro that is directly connected to the National FFA Organization. Please take the time to read and use the website, emailing any questions you might have to
Course Information:

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop an awareness, understanding and practical knowledge of the equipment, safety and handling techniques used in the veterinary care industry.

  2. Review cellular function, mitosis and meiosis as it relates to metabolism, cancer and reproduction.

  3. Utilize the microscope to obtain a depth of knowledge about the structure and function of tissue.

  4. Break down and demonstrate knowledge of each body system structure and function as it relates to animal health, care and application of medical treatments.

  5. Explain the general principles of nutrition, list the six major components of animal diets, and discuss their structure and significance in nutrition, focusing on dogs, cats and livestock species.

  6. Using Koch’s postulate, discuss the major disease agents, resulting diseases matched to particular species, methods of diagnosis, common vaccinations, and common prevention measures.

  7. Explain the clinical significance of the basic principles of successful surgery and the healing of lacerations.

  8. Define terms relating to general pharmacology, explain the five schedules of controlled substances and their common use, become familiar with pharmacological agents their uses, adverse side effects and dosage form, identify the parts of drug labels and inserts, list routes and describe route of drug administration and routes of drug excretion and define biotransformation and list common chemical reactions involved in this process.

  9. Utilize the online Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET) Record Book to learn various aspects of keeping business records through the completion of a hands-on, supervised agriculture experience project (SAE) and document the leadership opportunities and involvement available with our chapter of the National FFA Organization.