Phase I of the Vet Tech University’s Veterinary Technician Training focuses on familiarizing you with the daily procedures performed in a veterinary hospital. You’ll learn the necessary medical terminology, pharmacy and laboratory skills necessary to advance your vet tech career. You will also gain an understanding of radiology, surgery and anesthesia as well as uncover what it takes to effectively handle emergency situations.

Medical Terminology

  • Anatomical Directions and Species
  • Medical Terminology: Using Prefixes
  • Medical Terminology: Using Root Words
  • Medical Terminology: Using Suffixes

Laboratory Skills

  • Basic Fungal and Bacterial Culturing
  • Basic Blood Collection
  • Basic Cytology
  • Basic Histopathology
  • Basic Microscope Technique
  • Basic Slide Staining Techniques
  • CBC-Complete Blood Count
  • Collection and Identification of Mites
  • Ear Cytology Part One
  • Ear Cytology Part Two
  • Fecal Analysis
  • Heartworm Snap Test
  • Identifying and Treating Dermatophytosis
  • Intestinal Parasite Identification
  • The Basic Urinalysis
  • Urinalysis Part One
  • Urinalysis Part Two
  • Using a Refractometer
  • Skin Scraping Procedure

Medication and Pharmacy Resources

  • Prescription Labels and Abbreviations
  • Filling a Prescription
  • Topical Drug Administration
  • Oral Drug Administration
  • Injectable Drug Administration
  • Controlled Substances

Safety Resources

  • Safety in the Exam Room
  • Safety in the Laboratory
  • Safety in the Radiology Room
  • Safety in the Surgery Suite
  • Safety in the Treatment Area
  • Using and Mixing Chemicals

Effectively Handling Emergency Situations

  • Bleeding
  • Bloat (GDV) or Distended Abdomen
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  • Dystocia
  • Heat Stroke and Hypothermia
  • Labored Breathing
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • The Inability to Urinate or Defecate
  • Transporting an Injured Animal
  • Trauma
  • Unconscious Animals and CPR

Anesthetic Assisting

  • Pre-anesthetic Phase
  • Anesthetic Induction Phase
  • Anesthetic Equipment Preparation and Patient Monitoring
  • Anesthetic Maintenance Phase and Machine Basics
  • Anesthetic Recovery Phase

Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Advances in Veterinary Dentistry
  • Aging Puppies and Kittens Based on Dentition
  • Basic Anatomy of a Tooth
  • Home Dental Care
  • Polishing the Teeth
  • The Dental Scaling Procedure
  • The Veterinary Dental Exam

Parasites Resources

  • Intestinal Parasites: Worms and Coccidia
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 1 – Understanding Fleas and Ticks
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 2 – Treating the Pet
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 3 – Alternative Treatment Options
  • Flea and Tick Control: Part 4 – Treating the Pet’s Environment


  • Positioning Animals for Radiology
  • Radiology: Developing and Filing X-rays
  • Safety
  • The X-ray Machine and Technique Chart
  • Digital Photography Part One
  • Digital Photography Part Two

Oncology Resources

  • Oncology Part One
  • Oncology Part Two

Surgical Resources

  • Aseptic Technique
  • Patient Prep
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Tracheal Intubation

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