Description: This introductory course provides Animal Health Technology students with practical experience in the basic husbandry of many animal species. Students learn and practice "essential" tasks as required by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Registered Veterinary Technician Exam Committee Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Tasks List. These tasks include methods of housing or caging, nutrition and feeding, sanitation and hygiene in an animal setting, and handling and restraint of the various species. Students are actively involved in the daily care of the program's resident animals. Student teams are assigned to a rotation schedule so that every student works with every animal during the semester. Applicable veterinary medical and animal husbandry terminology is included.