College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
VETM

VETM 300 VETERINARY MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

This course allows students to explore aspects of planning and managing the veterinary facility and business enterprise. Topics will include but not necessarily be confined to: planning and planning theory, financial management, purchasing and inventory management, human resource management, insurance, marketing, quality control, and business start-up.

Prerequisite: VETS 250 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

VETM 310 ADVANCED VETERINARY MANAGEMENT

This course, as a continuation of VETM 300, requires students to use theories learned in the foundation course to evaluate veterinary practice and facility situations and develop a plan of remediation as deficiencies are detected. Instructor-designed scenarios as well as actual veterinary practice examples will be used to challenge students' analytical skills. Remediation plans will create real-life situations to reinforce planning and critical thinking skills. Topics of practice sale, ethics, and malpractice will also be incorporated during the course.

Prerequisite: VETM 300 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

VETM 320 VETERINARY MANAGEMENT LAW

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal principles related to the practice of veterinary medicine. Emphasis will be placed on the principles and policies which are important to a veterinary practice manager's role in a veterinary facility.

Prerequisite: BUSI 210 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

VETM 330 CLIENT/PUBLIC RELATIONS

This course presents students with the information needed to work with clients and the public as a veterinary technician. The course emphasizes the techniques that may be used to promote the clinic and best serve the needs of the client. The course will focus on gaining and retaining clients. Students are required to complete a presentation as part of the learning experience.

Prerequisites: VETS 250 and COMM 100 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

VETM 340 VETERINARY FACILITY MANAGEMENT

This lecture-format course presents students with an overview of the multitude of aspects that comprise the management of the physical plant of a veterinary facility. The three major components covered in this course are: Physical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, and Operation Management. Guest lecturers with expertise and experience in select areas will present some topics. Field trips to various types of veterinary facilities complement the lecture information and textbook readings.

Prerequisites: VETM 300 and VETM 310 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

VETM 350 TECHNICIAN MANAGER INTERNSHIP

The Technician Manager Internship is designed to expose students to the daily facility- management activities which may be encouraged in a veterinary practice, research facility, or other allied animal health facility. A minimum of 240 hours of participation in a veterinary manager internship position in a faculty-approved facility is required. The internship is typically performed during the summer between the two years of the Veterinary Technology Management B.B.A. program.

Prerequisites: VETS 300, VETM 310, and VETM 340 or permission of the instructor

(2: 0, 40)

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