2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Veterinary Technology
Title: Equine Clinical Skills Enhanced Skills Certificate

(Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: ES.VETT.EQUINE

The Equine Clinical Skills Enhanced Skills Award may be earned by students in conjunction with the AAS in Veterinary Technology. The veterinary technician working with horses in mixed animal or equine practice assists the veterinarian with clinical procedures and provides patient care as directed by the veterinarian.

The Equine Clinical Skills curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with knowledge and skills focused on clinical cases in equine medicine that go beyond the scope of the AAS Veterinary Technology curriculum. This award prepares the graduate both for work in clinical practice and to pursue advanced degrees or specialization in the field.

Enrollment is limited to students who have completed a minimum of 30 hrs of coursework in the AAS Veterinary Technology degree.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 1291 Special Topics in Veterinarian Assistant/Animal Health Technician 2
VTHT 1160 Clinical-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technicianand Veterinary Assistant 1
VTHT 1321 Equine Reproduction 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 6

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.