This section of Vet Tech University curriculum was designed to give you a solid foundation of the basic hospital and animal care skills necessary to flourish in your vet tech training. From proper cleaning and disinfectant procedures to proper animal handling, you will leave with the knowledge and understanding every veterinary technician should have as a baseline to further their vet tech education.

Animal Handling

  • Protective Instincts and Fear Biting
  • Introduction
  • Good Lifting Mechanics for Dogs
  • Restraining Dogs
  • Restraining Cats
  • Tips to Consider
  • General Canine Behavioral Interpretation
  • How Dogs Communicate
  • Interpreting Aggressive Behavior

Bathing and Grooming Resources

  • Bathing, Grooming and Nail Trimming
  • Basic Grooming Techniques
  • Bathing and Dipping
  • Nail Trimming

Cleaning and Disinfecting Resources

  • Basic Disease Transmission
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Cleaning Cages, Exam Rooms and Floors

Basic Animal Care Resources

  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Basic Eye And Ear Care
  • Nail Trimming
  • Kennel Maintenance Part One
  • Kennel Maintenance Part Two


  • Animal Feeding
  • Dry, Canned and Semi-moist Pet Foods
  • How Often to Feed a Pet
  • Essential Components of Pet Foods

Breed Categories

  • Herding Dog Breed Identification
  • Hound Dog Breed Identification
  • Non-Sporting Dog Breed Identification
  • Sporting Dog Breed Identification
  • Terrier Dog Breed Identification
  • Toy Dog Breed Identification
  • Working Dog Breed Identification
  • Feline Breeds


  • OSHA
  • Safety in the Kennel

We are sorry to inform you, but we are no longer accepting enrollment due to our acquisition. Good luck in your future endeavors!