The Plano Campus (Spring Creek) is closed through Sunday, March 14th due to weather damage. All classes at the Plano Campus (Spring Creek) will be online until further notice and students should contact their professors with any questions.
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Marketable Skills

• Calculate,  prepare, dispense,  and administer medication to patients as well as identify normal and abnormal responses to medication. 
• Safely obtain subjective and objective data that will allow accurate evaluation of the patient. 
• Understand and explain appropriate and inappropriate dietary components for various life stages and therapeutic regimens (e.g. therapeutic foods).
• Work with veterinarian to assess patients and determine appropriate anesthetic and pain management protocols, monitor patient status, vital signs and physical parameters.  
• Identify a patient’s dental health status and perform techniques, as prescribed by a veterinarian, appropriate to the species and its condition.
• Prepare patients correctly for surgical procedures, utilize appropriate aseptic techniques, and administer appropriate peri-operative care to the patients.
• Prepare, handle and submit appropriate samples for diagnostic analysis
• Participate in team-based approach to veterinary medicine.
• Apply appropriate communication skills and utilize proper medical terminology needed to communicate with other team members; relay important information to clients. 
• Describe the basic principles of animal research and understand the utilization of laboratory animals in animal research; have a working knowledge of federal, state, and local animal welfare regulations. 
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