Diana Lehigh

Residential Faculty - Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Office: TC 50 - Room: 421

480-461-7384

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
By appointmentBy appointment   

Monday and Tuesday office hours vary between off-site location at the VTL and main campus. Office hours also available by appointment.

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

VET112 Animal Nursing I 2 Credits
Training in and supervised performance of skills necessary in the husbandry and clinical care and treatment of animals. Occupational hazards and safety in livestock, companion animal, and laboratory animal facilities. Introduction to medical terminology. Restraint and handling, feeding, and housing of a variety of animal species. Physical examination of various species of animals. Principles of sanitation, disinfection, sterilization, and aseptic technique. Principles and techniques of medication administration, fluid therapy, and vaccination. Familiarization with operation of various types of animal care equipment. Introduction to laboratory techniques. Professional ethics and the human-animal bond.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET101 and admission to the Veterinary Technology/Animal Health program or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24954
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
Tu
10:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 24954 must also register for one of .
36058
Dobson Campus
VTL
Lab
01/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
Th
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36058 must also register for .
24945
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
01/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
Th
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Closed

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 24945 must also register for .
VET235 Veterinary Technician Proficiency 2 Credits
Review of pertinent subject matter in preparation for the Arizona State Veterinary Technician Examination and the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Guided review and discussion of exam application process. Review of student's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills to ensure completion for graduation as required by the American Veterinary Medical Association. May included field trips or guest lecturers.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET210, VET220, and VET223. Corequisites: VET240.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27511
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
Mo
8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Started

VET240 Veterinary Anesthesia, Surgery, and Emergency Nursing 3 Credits
Veterinary surgical nursing skills associated with aseptic technique and proper protocol in the surgery suite. Pre and post-op monitoring, record keeping, and client education skills. Procedures and techniques with intravenous and inhalation anesthetics, surgical asepsis, skin preparation, instrument sterilization techniques and monitoring veterinary patients for vital signs.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET210 and VET220.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24949
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
01/15/2020 - 05/08/2020
We
7:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Started

Notes: [B

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 24949 must also register for .
27316
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
01/15/2020 - 05/08/2020
We
12:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27316 must also register for .
VET250AC Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5 Credits
Provides Veterinary Technology program students with off-campus clinical experience in an emergency veterinary clinic and in a veterinary specialty practice. The internship hours will be split equally between the emergency clinic and the specialty practice. Specialty practices my include surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, radiology, exotics, zoo, research, and others. Opportunity for practical application and development of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in program coursework. Exposure to practice philosophies, methodologies, and real-life situations requiring critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Includes instruction and evaluation by veterinarians or veterinary technicians guided by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills list.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET250AB or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24952
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lab
01/11/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

VET250AD Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5 Credits
Continuing practical application and mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the selected clinical setting. Exposure to practice philosophies, methodologies, and real-life situations requiring critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Includes instruction and evaluation by veterinarians or veterinary technicians guided by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills list.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET250AC or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24953
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lab
01/11/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Fall 2020

VET200 Veterinary Clinical Pathology Methods 3 Credits
Fundamental studies of laboratory techniques and procedures involved in evaluating veterinary clinical samples. Includes hematology, urinalysis, hemostasis, blood biochemistry and enzymology, serology, cytology, and parasitology. The veterinary technician's role in sample collection, sample storage and handling, and performance of analytic procedures. Use of laboratory equipment, laboratory safety and management, and quality control.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO205 or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: VET223.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35815
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 35815 must also register for one of .
35816
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
Tu
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Open

12 of 12
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35816 must also register for .
35817
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
08/26/2020 - 12/18/2020
We
10:00 AM - 12:40 PM

Open

12 of 12
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35817 must also register for .
VET210 Animal Nursing II 2 Credits
Instruction in and hands-on application of techniques of veterinary nursing care, patient assessment, equipment operation, diagnostic sample collection, and medical treatment. Physical examination, clinical nutrition, and reproductive management of the dog and cat. Operation of E.C.G. and anesthetic machine. Fluid therapy, wound therapy, and bandaging. Surgical instruments and packs. Common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on animals.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (VET112 and VET151) or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35818
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lecture
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
Tu
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 35818 must also register for one of .
35819
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
08/27/2020 - 12/18/2020
Th
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

12 of 12
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35819 must also register for .
35847
MC OFFSITE
VTL
Lab
08/27/2020 - 12/18/2020
Th
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Open

12 of 12
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35847 must also register for .
VET250AA Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5 Credits
Provides Veterinary Technology program students with off-campus clinical experience in a small animal general veterinary practice. Opportunity for practical application and development of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in program coursework. Exposure to practice philosophies, methodologies, and real-life situations requiring critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Includes instruction and evaluation by veterinarians or veterinary technicians guided by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills list.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET112, VET132, and VET151.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35822
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lab
08/22/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

23 of 23
Seats Available

VET250AB Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5 Credits
Provides Veterinary Technology program students with off-campus clinical experience in a large animal general veterinary practice. Opportunity for practical application and development of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in program coursework. Exposure to practice philosophies, methodologies, and real-life situations requiring critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Includes instruction and evaluation by veterinarians or veterinary technicians guided by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills list.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET250AA.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35823
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lab
08/22/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

5 of 5
Seats Available

VET250AC Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5 Credits
Provides Veterinary Technology program students with off-campus clinical experience in an emergency veterinary clinic and in a veterinary specialty practice. The internship hours will be split equally between the emergency clinic and the specialty practice. Specialty practices my include surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, radiology, exotics, zoo, research, and others. Opportunity for practical application and development of knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in program coursework. Exposure to practice philosophies, methodologies, and real-life situations requiring critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Includes instruction and evaluation by veterinarians or veterinary technicians guided by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills list.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET250AB or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35824
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lab
08/22/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

5 of 5
Seats Available

VET250AD Veterinary Technician Internship 0.5 Credits
Continuing practical application and mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the selected clinical setting. Exposure to practice philosophies, methodologies, and real-life situations requiring critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Includes instruction and evaluation by veterinarians or veterinary technicians guided by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills list.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET250AC or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35825
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lab
08/22/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

5 of 5
Seats Available

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