ANIML SCI 485 - Small Animal Anesthesia and Surgery

This lecture course provides the theoretical knowledge necessary to perform surgical nursing duties, to anesthetize small animal patients and monitor anesthesia, and to perform veterinary dentistry in small animals. Areas of concentration include: anesthetic and surgical equipment and instrumentation; aseptic preparation of surgical patients, personnel, equipment, and operating suite; preparation and maintenance of procedural records; preanesthetic patient evaluation; preanesthetic drugs; general anesthesia induction, maintenance, and recovery; injectable and inhalant anesthetic agents; monitoring anesthesia; analgesia; local anesthesia; anesthetic and surgical problems and emergencies; common surgical procedures; workplace safety; and small animal dental prophylaxis. ANIMLSCI 485L is the accompanying lab.

Instructor(s) other: 

Daniel Young

Credits: 
2
Level: 
Undergraduate
Semester(s) offered: 
Fall
Pre-requisites: 

ANIMLSCI 415 and 435 with a grade of C or better in both.

Co-requisites: 

ANIMLSCI 485L