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Coldwater Animal Hospital

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2671 N. Washington Blvd.
North Ogden, UT 84414
Phone: 801-782-9400
Fax: 801-782-9444

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Unit One:

  1. Terminology
  2. Aseptic technique
  3. Facility cleanliness and orderliness
  4. Health hazards in the veterinary practice
  5. Transporting an injured animal
  6. Unconscious animals and CPR
  7. Trauma
  8. Bleeding
  9. Labored breathing
  10. The inability to urinate or defecate
  11. Bloat (GDV) or distended abdomen
  12. Poisoning
  13. Heat stroke and hypothermia
  14. Diarrhea and vomiting
  15. Dystocia
  16. Seizures
  17. General knowledge of rabies
  18. Five steps to handling upset clients
  19. Five steps to handling telephone confrontation
  20. The art of dealing with upset clients over the phone
  21. The human/animal bond
  22. Handling sharps containers
  23. Identifying animal breeds: canine, feline
  24. Avian handling and restraint
  25. Handling small animals
  26. Basic vaccination schedule
  27. Taking patient histories
  28. Receiving food and inventory products
  29. Knowledge of current products on the market
  30. Zoonotic diseases
  31. Anatomical directions and species
  32. Mammary glands
  33. OSHA: injury, MSDS, fire safety plan
  34. Veterinary emergency
  35. Standard abbreviation for medical records

Unit Two:

  1. Safety in the exam room
  2. Another set of eyes and hands for the Doctor
  3. Client education
  4. Normal temperature, pulse, respiratory and CRT measurements
  5. Suture removal

Unit Three:

  1. Basic blood collection
  2. Appropriate blood handling procedures
  3. CBC-complete blood count
  4. Flea and tick control
  5. ID of common ectoparasites
  6. Immune system
  7. Heartworm snap test
  8. Heartworm testing
  9. ID of common endoparasites
  10. Intestinal parasite identification
  11. Microbiology
  12. Basic evaluation of EKG
  13. Performing and evaluating EKG
  14. Mastitis testing
  15. Urinalysis

Unit Four:

  1. Radiology
  2. Darkroom procedures
  3. Maintaining the radiological log
  4. Positioning for radiology
  5. Technique charts
  6. Cleaning screens
  7. Ultrasonography

Unit Five:

  1. Bathing and dipping
  2. Safety in the kennel
  3. The importance of proper environment
  4. Cleaning agents
  5. Cleaning and disinfecting
  6. Care and materials in the bedding areas
  7. Animal feeding
  8. Kennel maintenance
  9. ID of animal restraints and equipment
  10. Basic disease transmission
  11. Contagious or contaminated areas
  12. Cleaning cages, exam rooms, floors
  13. Immune-suppressed animals, neonates, geriatrics

Unit Six:

  1. Basic animal care
  2. Avian wing trim
  3. Avian beak and nail trim
  4. Basic animal care procedures for pocket pets

Unit Seven:

  1. Surgical preparation of patient, surgery room
  2. Steam, gas and cold sterilization procedures
  3. Autoclave
  4. Safety in the surgical suite
  5. Care of the newborn
  6. Anesthetic equipment prep and patient monitoring
  7. Basic knowledge of CPR
  8. Anesthesia monitoring
  9. Post-surgical care
  10. Anesthesia monitoring
  11. Preanesthetic phase
  12. Anesthetic induction
  13. Anesthetic maintenance and machine basics
  14. Anesthetic recovery

Unit Eight:

  1. Restraining cats and dogs
  2. Administering enemas
  3. Bandages, splints, slings
  4. Giving medications
  5. Caring for wounds
  6. Advances in veterinary dentistry
  7. Aging puppies and kittens based on dentition
  8. Basic anatomy of a tooth
  9. Home dental care
  10. Polishing teeth
  11. Dental scaling procedure
  12. Dental exam
  13. Dental prophylaxis
  14. Choosing the right food
  15. How often to feed a pet
  16. Basic nutrition
  17. Emergency protocols
  18. CPR procedures
  19. Responding to seizures
  20. Responding to GDV
  21. Responding to poison
  22. Responding to heat stroke
  23. Responding to dystocia
  24. Responding to bleeding
  25. Responding to trauma
  26. Responding to the inability to urinate
  27. Orphan animal care
  28. Puppies: newborn and orphans
  29. Puppies: weaning
  30. Puppies: chewing
  31. Puppies: crate and paper training
  32. Puppies: exercise and obedience training
  33. Anal gland expression
  34. Topical drug administration
  35. Ear cleaning
  36. Basic grooming techniques
  37. Subcutaneous fluid therapy
  38. IV fluid therapy
  39. Marking and tattooing animals
  40. Physical therapy
  41. Eyes
  42. Bedding preparation
  43. Care of the recumbent patient
  44. Keeping he patient clean and dry
  45. Intramuscular injections
  46. IV catheter placement
  47. IV catheter precautions and complications
  48. Maintain pharyngostomy tubes
  49. Tube feeding

Unit Nine:

  1. Prescription labels and abbreviations
  2. Filling a prescription
  3. Recognizing general groups of drugs
  4. Controlled substances
  5. Safety in the laboratory
  6. Syringe use and disposal
  7. Route of administration of drugs

Unit Ten:

  1. Admitting and discharging medical patients
  2. Organizational skills
  3. Basic math and computer skills
  4. Customer service skills
  5. Check-out procedures
  6. Admitting and discharging medical patients

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Meet The Team Coldwater Animal Hospital is proud to serve the North Ogden UT area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Val Poll, who is a licensed, experienced North Ogden veterinarian. Read More


2671 N. Washington Blvd.
North Ogden, UT 84414
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