VTEC 430 (1HY) - Companion Animal Behavior and Handling Techniques

Companion Anim Behav/Handling

Durham   Thompson School of Applied Sci :: Veterinary Technology
Course Delivery Method: Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 17199
Overview of the development, selection, genetics, and function of specific breeds of companion animals. Canine and feline handling and restraint skills will be demonstrated and practiced. General dog and cat, as well as breed-specific, behavior is included. Other companion animals such as parrots, rabbits, and pigs are reviewed as time allows.
Equivalent(s): AAS 430
Only listed majors in section: VET TECH
Instructors: Christina Patriquin

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 W 12:10pm - 2:00pm BART B205
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 F 10:10am - 12:00pm BART B205


Required: Shaw, J. K. & Martin, D. (2015). Canine & Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-8138-1318-9 Bonnie Ballard & Jody Rockett (2009). Restraint and Handling for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants. Delmar Cengage Learning. ISBN -13: 978-1-4354-5358-6 Recommended: Yin, Sophia, (2009) Low Stress Handling, Restraint, and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats Cattle Dog Publishing, Davis, CA, SBN-13: 978-0964151840 Turid Rugaas. (2005). On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals. Dogwise Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1929242368