Kimberly Focht, D.V.M.

Residential Faculty - Veterinary Technology

Program Director :

Veterinary Technology

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 423A

480-461-7661

Classes Taught

Fall 2020

VET101LL Animal Care Skills I Laboratory 2 Credits
Principles of daily animal husbandry, socialization, enrichment, and clinical care of animals housed in campus facilities. Introductory veterinary technology students work on building teamwork, communication and veterinary technical skills encountered in the daily operations of a multi-species veterinary facility. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: VET101.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38463
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

38464
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Class Started

VET150 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I 3 Credits
Comparative evaluation of the anatomy and physiological functions of various body systems of livestock, companion animals, and laboratory animals. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (BIO181, CHM130, CHM130LL, CRE101 or exemption by district placement, ENG102, MAT120, and VET101) and admission to the Veterinary Technology/Animal Health Program.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35662
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
Mo
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Closed

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 35662 Students may contact instructor at: kimberly.focht@mesacc.edu

VET150LL Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of VET150. Includes dissection of preserved animal specimens. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: VET150.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35663
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
Tu
2:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Closed

35673
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/27/2020 - 12/18/2020
Th
7:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Closed

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
39888
MC OFFSITE
VTL
In Person
Lab
08/27/2020 - 12/18/2020
Th
2:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 39888 must also register for .
VET220 Veterinary Pharmacology for the Veterinary Technician 3 Credits
Actions and uses of pharmacological agents used in veterinary medicine; drug classifications, modes of action, indications and contraindications, routes of administration, and mechanisms of elimination. Dispensing and pharmacy management, and laws regulating controlled substances. Solving medical math problems and calculating drug doses. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET101 and VET151. Corequisites: VET223.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35821
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
VTL
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
Mo
We
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 35821 Students may contact instructor at: kimberly.focht@mesacc.edu

Spring 2021

VET101LL Animal Care Skills I Laboratory 2 Credits
Principles of daily animal husbandry, socialization, enrichment, and clinical care of animals housed in campus facilities. Introductory veterinary technology students work on building teamwork, communication and veterinary technical skills encountered in the daily operations of a multi-species veterinary facility. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: VET101.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36390
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Closed

Additional Notes: VET101LL is a hands on lab taking care of the Veterinary Technology resident teaching animals. This may include, but is not limited to dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, horses, cattle and goats. Students should expect on average 5 hours of week of animal care duties, including weekends and holidays. The student will start online for orientation before scheduled animal care shifts begin.

36391
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

17 of 24
Seats Available

Additional Notes: VET101LL is a hands on lab taking care of the Veterinary Technology resident teaching animals. This may include, but is not limited to dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, horses, cattle and goats. Students should expect on average 5 hours of week of animal care duties, including weekends and holidays. The student will start online for orientation before scheduled animal care shifts begin.

36392
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

Additional Notes: VET101LL is a hands on lab taking care of the Veterinary Technology resident teaching animals. This may include, but is not limited to dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, horses, cattle and goats. Students should expect on average 5 hours of week of animal care duties, including weekends and holidays. The student will start online for orientation before scheduled animal care shifts begin.

VET140 Animal Care Skills II 2 Credits
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology classes. Students expand their animal care knowledge, skills and abilities to include skills needed to be successful in clinical internships. Prerequisites. None. Corequisites: VET150 or VET151 and admission to the Veterinary Technology program.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36393
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

VET151 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II 3 Credits
Focuses on unique anatomic structures and physiological processes which are clinically important in veterinary medicine. Anatomical and physiological bases of clinic procedures, animal disease processes, and veterinary treatments. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET150 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31604
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

1 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Lecture is online and labs are in person. Students may contact instructor at kimberly.focht@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 31604 must also register for one of .

VET201 Animal Care Skills III 2 Credits
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology classes. Students expand their animal care knowledge, skills and abilities to include skills needed to be successful in clinical internships. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: VET210 and VET240 and admission to the Veterinary Technology program.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36394
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

10 of 24
Seats Available

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
31606
MC OFFSITE
Hybrid
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

5 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Lecture is online and lab is in person. Students may contact instructor at kimberly.focht@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 31606 must also register for one of .

31607
MC OFFSITE
VTL
In Person
Lab
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
We
7:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

1 of 12
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 31607 must also register for .
33667
MC OFFSITE
VTL
In Person
Lab
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
We
12:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Open

4 of 12
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 33667 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

DVM from Colorado State University 

BS Agribussiness from Arizona State University

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