Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Dec 09, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6622 - Small Animal Emergency Clinical Experience

Summer. 2 credits. S-U grades only.

Prerequisite: completion of first year of veterinary school. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

D. Fletcher.

Management of both emergent and critical cases represents a significant component of the practice of veterinary medicine. The focus of this course will be the initial development of a knowledge base and skill set necessary for a veterinarian to perform adequately in these areas, within a structured format. These skills will include the appropriate evaluation (triage) and stabilization of emergency patients, the management of postoperative and other critical patients, and sensitive and effective client communication. Participants will work closely with fourth-year students, interns, residents, technicians, and faculty on the Emergency and Critical Care Service to become familiar with technical and nursing procedures as well as to develop clinical skills and a systematic approach to clinical cases.

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