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VETERINARY MEDICINE: TECHNICIAN (RVT, AHT)

This session provides participants with an understanding of veterinary technicians and their role in supporting veterinarians in all career fields in providing service of medical/surgical care to animals. The veterinary technician is the “nurse” of veterinary medicine.

VETERINARY MEDICINE: ALLIED FIELDS

This session provides the participants with an introductory understanding of numerous fields of veterinary medicine beyond the traditional role of a veterinarian with direct animal contact.

VETERINARIAN MEDICINE: AVIAN AND FISH

These sessions will introduce Explorers to veterinary medicine specialties that are less familiar to most people, including avian and fish medicine.

VETERINARY MEDICINE: ANCILLARY SUPPORT SERVICES

** SAFETY NOTICE**
Before Explorers enter a working environment, review the hazards and risks faced in veterinary medicine; the precautions that are taken to prevent injury, illness, and disease transmission to caregivers and other animals; and the use of appropriate controls. Explorers should be provided appropriate training and personal protective equipment (PPE) before entering the working environment. Please consider whether they may need to be excluded from certain procedures, areas, or exams (e.g., X-rays or clinical laboratory procedures), and make appropriate safety accommodations. Due to the known hazards of ionizing radiation (X-rays), Explorers may not participate in the taking of radiographs. Trained laboratory technicians or their equivalent must be in immediate attendance whenever any clinical laboratory procedures are being carried out.

This session provides participants with an introductory understanding of various ancillary diagnostic support fields that a veterinarian uses in providing animal health care. Radiology techniques, including x-ray and ultrasound, and clinical laboratory testing are just a few of the “tools” used by veterinarians to help diagnose and treat their patients that will be explored in this session.

PATHOLOGY

This session provides participants with an understanding of pathology and how it fits into the overall health care profession.

CPR: CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

This session provides participants with an understanding of CPR and how it fits into the overall health care profession.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE

This session gives participants an overview of how health care facilities are managed so that they are safe and provide quality care and the proper types of services for their specific community.

Orthopedics Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

This session provides participants with an understanding of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation/ sports medicine and how they fit into the overall health care profession.

MEDICINE/PHYSICIAN

This session provides participants with an understanding of medicine and how it fits into the overall health care profession.

SURGERY/PERI-OPERATIVE

This session provides participants with an overview of surgery and how it fits into the overall health care profession. The session also provides an opportunity to review various surgical specialties.

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