•  Veterinary Assistant II Course # 8311

    Instructor- Angela Small Flick, LVT



     Address:  49 Hornet Road, Fishersville, VA22939

    Phone: 540-245-5006- Ext.-234

    E-mail:  flicka@valleytech.us

    Course Description:  The Veterinary Assistant II Program will introduce the student to more advanced techniques that are utilized in the veterinary field.  They will learn about various specie specific diseases and disease control. An introduction to the study of therapeutic drugs and how they are properly given. Students will become knowledgeable in parasitology and how to set up samples for analysis.  Exotic, Small and Large animal restraint will be taught with actual hands-on experience.  Students will have direct contact with animals in our classroom/lab to give them the opportunity to demonstrate their skills.  This course will prepare students for the essential working skills that they will need to make them successful in the veterinary practice.

    Student Performance Objectives

    *      Maintaining Professional and Ethical Standards

    *      Understanding the Concept of Disease

    *      Understanding the Common Diseases and Prevention of the Canine, Feline, Equine and Bovine

    *      Understanding Basic Veterinary Pharmacology and Proper Technique for Medication Administration

    *      Parasitology

    *      Performing First Aide to Companion Animals

    *      Veterinary Assistant Procedures- Radiology, Aseptic Technique, Surgical Assisting, Venipunction

    *      Seeking Employment and Marketing Yourself in the Workplace


     Career Cluster: Veterinary Medicine

     Occupations: Veterinarian, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Pet Groomer, Kennel Attendant, Animal Behaviorist, Animal Nutritionist, Business Manager/Owner

     Industry Based Credentials:  NOCTI

     Grading (Reporting) Philosophy / Policy:  Under a competency-based system of student assessment, traditional grades are replaced by reports of student progress in demonstrating proficiency in meeting Learning Goals for Duty Areas or units and Learning Targets (competencies). Because student progress will be measured cumulatively, formal grades will only be reported at the end of a semester. Student progress will be reported as; Exemplary / exceeds standard (4), Proficient /meets standard (3), Developing / approaching standard (2), Beginning / well below standard (1), and Insufficient work shown (0).  A variety of assessment strategies, such as projects, lab demonstrations, oral reports, essays, student portfolios, student/teacher conferences as well as traditional tests, quizzes and homework will be used to determine student progress. 

     Traditional Grade/ Competency Grade Based Conversion Chart

    3.75-4.00:           A+

    3.26-3.74:           A    

    3.00-3.25:           A-    

    2.84-2.99:           B+    

    2.67-2.83:           B    

    2.50-2.66:           B-    

    2.34-2.49:           C+    

    Text Box:  	4= Exemplary/exceeds standard
 	3= Proficient/meets standard
 	2= Developing/approaching standard
 	1= Beginning/well below standard
 	0= Insufficient work shown
2.17-2.33:           C    

    2.00-2.16:           C-   

    1.76-1.99:           D+    

    1.26-1.75:           D    

    1.00-1.25:           D-    

    Below 1.0:          F