SAMS 528 Small Animal Clinical Services

(1 cr.) (Clinical Rotation) The objective of the course is to prepare Term 6 students for Year 4 Clinical Studies at affiliated universities using clinical case material presented at the SGU Small Animal Clinic. Through supervised hands- on training, students are directly involved in history taking, patient physical examination, and formulation of diagnostic and therapeutic plans for outpatient and critical care cases. Under faculty supervision, students are responsible for presurgical physical examination and diagnostic workup, postoperative care, and completion of all surgery-related documents (surgical report, anesthesia record, discharge instructions). Surgical students participate in surgical cases in the roles of primary surgeon, assistant surgeon, and anesthetist. Students practice interpretation of clinical radiography. Intensive case management and medical record-keeping for in-house small animal patients is  required, along with client communication and daily case/ rounds presentations.