Description: This lecture course is designed to introduce the second year Animal Health Technology student to veterinary anesthesia, surgical and medical nursing techniques, dental hygiene, emergency first aid, and correct legal documentation. Techniques of intravenous and inhalation anesthesia, surgical asepsis, instrument sterilization, and patient monitoring are presented. Pre operative, operative, post operative, and after care nursing are discussed. Also covered are: fluid therapy, bandaging/splints/casts, and commonly performed medical procedures. Appropriate pharmacological agents are discussed including classification, dosage, method of action, method of administration, dispensing procedures and pharmacy management. Appropriate veterinary medical terminology is included.