VET 218. Introduction to Veterinary Laboratory Techniques.
An introductory course in veterinary laboratory techniques, including comparative hematology and parasitology of domestic animals. The clinical aspects of laboratory exams and the theory behind the tests utilized in a veterinary or biomedical laboratory will be emphasized. Hematology concepts, laboratory tests and applications of information from blood analysis are discussed in lecture. Comparative parasitology and coprology includes identification of external and internal parasites, knowledge of parasite life-cycles, zoonoses and commonly performed laboratory exams.