Saturday, January 26, 2008

Surf's up!

Surfing in St. Kitts, enough said....



-Cory Greenfield

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cory's classes for 5th semester

Cory is now in his 5th semester here at Ross (time has gone by so quickly!). For those who might be interested, here is a listing of the classes he his taking currently (thanks Krista):

Toxicology - 3 Credits
The study of toxicants and poisonous plants of significance to livestock and companion animals, including their source, properties, toxicity, toxicokinetics, mechanism of toxicologic damage, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Small Animal Medicine 1 - 5 Credits
Topics covered in Small Animal Medicine I include the problem-oriented approach to veterinary medicine, cardiovascular disorders, clinical hematology, respiratory disorders, oncology, selected infectious diseases and neurological disorders. The important diseases of dogs and cats are discussed according to their pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, treatment and prognosis.

Anesthesiology - 4 Credits
An integrated lecture and laboratory course designed to introduce students to the principles of general and local anesthesia of small and large animals. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of fluid and acid-base disorders are discussed; and also recognition, treatment, and prevention of anesthetic emergencies. Laboratory sessions provide students with experience in small animal anesthesia, in addition to demonstrations of monitoring equipment, mechanical ventilation, and large animal general anesthesia.

Diagnostic Imaging - 5 Credits
This course provides an overview of the physics of diagnostic radiology, the principles of veterinary radiography, and quality control of radiographs. Normal radiographic findings and anatomy in small animals and equines is emphasized. An introduction to diagnostic ultrasound and its various applications in veterinary science is included, along with an introduction to alternate imaging techniques (magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and scintigraphy).

Introduction to Clinics 1 - 1 Credits
The course introduces students to examination techniques of small and large animals. Aseptic techniques, neurologic, urogenital, ophthalmic and lameness exams, clinical pathology, and selected large and small clinical animal topics are covered.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

It's been awhile....

Well, between all of the traveling we did in November, Cory having finals in December, and me being busy at work in December welcoming the new students, we haven't had much time to add anything new to the blog. But now that classes have started and the new students are settled, I can get back to work on new posts. I'm going to back track a bit to cover stuff that got skipped over during our busy time, and then we should be all caught up.

By the way, now that it is 2008, we have exactly 1 year left on St. Kitts! If you plan on visiting us, this is the year to do it!!!