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University of Rhode Island — Animal & Veterinary Science
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AVS 462 - Laboratory Animal Technology II
Course Information

Professor: Dr. Darlene Jones
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: AVS 365.

Catalog Description: Laboratory animal applications in clinical studies; research in nutrition, endocrinology, and other selected topics.


Course Goals & Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will have gained:

  • An understanding of laboratory animal science and important concepts and principles
  • Practical experience in dissection, handling, restraint and other laboratory techniques
Course Syllabus

Class Topics

  • Review of Guidelines and the IACUC
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Equipment and the Laboratory Environment
  • Animal Health, Signs of Disease and Prevention
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Surgical and Research Techniques
  • Emergency Veterinary Care
  • Research Methodology

Grades will be based on the following criteria:

  • Exams
  • Final exam
About The Professor

Darlene Jones, DVM
Lecturer, Animal Science

University of Rhode Island
Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science
25 Woodward Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: (401)874-4623
Fax: (401)874-7575
djonesdvm@uri.edu

Dr. Jones has recently joined the Department of Animal Science as a full-time lecturer. Prior to coming to the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Jones owned a mobile veterinary practice specializing in companion animal medicine. She also instructed various courses in animal anatomy, physiology, parasitology and biology at several local universities. Dr. Jones' veterinary expertise makes her a unique addition to the department.

Education

  • B. S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • D.V.M., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Reasons To Take This Course

"Dr. Jones related real life scenarios to the lecture content which helped me to remember and understand the lectures. Dr. Jones also arranged the class so that she could give individual attention which was much needed due to the diverse background of the students. She gave great care to making sure that students understood the assignment and she gave help as needed. Dr. Jones was always respectful towards the students and the animals." -Gail

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