VTEC 430 (2HY) - Companion Animal Behavior and Handling Techniques

Companion Anim Behav/Handling

Durham   Thompson School of Applied Sci :: Veterinary Technology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   8  
CRN: 14376
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.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): AAS 430
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Only listed majors in section: VET TECH
Attributes: Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 W 12:10pm - 2:00pm BART B134
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 F 1:10pm - 3:00pm PTNM 102
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Note recent  changes to required/recommended book list


Required Texts 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 Texts 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