Tammy (Tat) McMahon

Residential Faculty - Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Office: MCC Other - Room: VTL

480-600-1062 (mobile)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
By appointment  By appointmentBy appointment

 Office hours will be held by appointment only. Students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program can schedule office hour appointments through the Canvas calendar or email me directly. 

 

Classes Taught

Fall 2024

VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3 Credits

Introduces the role of the veterinary paraprofessional to the veterinary science industry. Addresses professional development, including ethics, professionalism, and legal implications of veterinary practice. Students will be introduced to animal husbandry and nutrition, animal behavior, species and breed identification, the human-animal bond, biosecurity, equine medicine, livestock medicine, companion animal medicine, and lab animal medicine.

Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: VET101LL.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14653

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
10:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

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 14653 Students may contact instructor at: tammy.mcmahon@mesacc.edu

14652

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. 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 14652 Students may contact instructor at: tammy.mcmahon@mesacc.edu

VET103 Veterinary Assisting I 3 Credits

Provides students with the hands-on skills needed to perform the duties of a veterinary assistant. Introduction of the basic veterinary assistant skills needed to assist veterinary professionals in the quality care of animals. Includes basic introduction to anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, front office skills, communication and client relations, animal restraint, nursing, vaccinations and other basic assisting skills.

Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15382
MC OFFSITE

Live Online

Hybrid
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
Mo
8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Closed

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 15382 Students may contact instructor at: tammy.mcmahon@mesacc.edu

iBelong Student Success Initiative. Class 15382: is part of “iBelong” utilizing an iPad to complete coursework. Please visit our iBelong website for more information on student iPad checkouts. https://www.mesacc.edu/ibelong

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15382 must also register for one of .

15383
MC OFFSITE

Veterinary Teaching Laboratory

Hybrid
Lab
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
11:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Closed

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 15383 Students may contact instructor at: tammy.mcmahon@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15383 must also register for .

15384
MC OFFSITE

Veterinary Teaching Laboratory

Hybrid
Lab
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
2:30 PM - 5:20 PM

Closed

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 15384 Students may contact instructor at: tammy.mcmahon@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15384 must also register for .

VET223 Animal Diseases 3 Credits

Study of common infectious, parasitic, metabolic, immunologic, and degenerative diseases of domestic animals. Infectious disease transmission, mechanisms of disease, the host-parasite relationship, and host responses to disease agents. Clinical signs and management of common diseases. Life cycles of common parasites. Principles of disease prevention, environmental management, vaccination, and zoonosis. Diagnostic techniques including gross and microscopic identification of common animal pathogens.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in VET151.

BIO205 recommended.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15381

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/23/2024 - 12/13/2024
Fr
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

7 of 20
Seats Available

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 15381 Students may contact instructor at: tammy.mcmahon@mesacc.edu

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