The two-year course was conceived on the basis of the study program compliant with the requirements defined by the European Union (Eurosyllabus) and by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and transformed to be able to adapt to the system of university training credits

The entire course provides for the development and study of different disciplines divided into two years: during the first year the fundamental knowledge to have a problem will be considered. The latter will be more oriented towards the theoretical and practical aspects of the various veterinary biomedical disciplines.

First year

  1. Zoology
  2. Zootechny and Zoognostics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Security
  6. Basic nursing procedure
  7. Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2
  8. Hippology
  9. Secretariat and practice management
  10. Exotic animals
  11. Legislation

Second year

  1. General pathology
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Medical pathology; infectious and parasitic diseases
  4. Feeding of small and large animals
  5. Nursing Procedure
  6. Legislation of Wildlife Recovery Centers
  7. English

Macrostructuring of the Didactic Modules

  1. Presentation of the course.
  2. Evolution and systematics. The animal kingdoms.
  3. Unicellular organisms – Simple organisms – Plants
  4. Animals and distinctive characters – Embryonic development – Worms – Molluscs and Echinoderms
  5. Arthropods – Chordates and Vertebrates – Amphibians
  6. Reptiles – Birds – Mammals – Primates
  7. Biological evolution – From Lamarck to Darwin – Variability and natural selection
  8. genetics
  1. Program presentation
  2. General information on breeding methods, feeding and reproduction techniques
  3. The breeds mainly suited for milk production
  4. The breeds mainly suited for the production of meat
  5. Sheep, economic importance, geographical distribution, breeding techniques
  6. Sheep breeds mainly suited to the production of wool
  7. Equines, breeding techniques and uses
  8. Pigs, breeding techniques and productions
  9. Zoognostics of the dog and cat
  10. Reproductive behavior of the dog and cat
  11. Gestation and birth in the various species
  1. Atom. Periodic system. Molecules.
  2. Chemical bonds. Chemical reactions.
  3. States of aggregation. Solutions. Acids, Bases, pH.
  4. Organic chemistry: hybridization, formulas, hydrocarbons, functional groups.
  5. Biochemistry: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins.
  6. Nucleic acids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones.
  7. Cellular metabolism: metabolic reactions (hydrolysis, condensation, redox, endo and exergonic reactions).
  8. Cellular energy metabolism: ATP. Glycolysis.
  9. Cellular respiration (Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation).
  10. Glycogen metabolism, gluconeogenesis. Metabolism of fats and proteins.
  11. Elements of clinical chemistry.
  1. The cell. Autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms.
  2. The structure of the cell membrane. The cytoplasmic matrix.
  3. The mitochondria.
  4. The cell nucleus. The chromosomes.
  5. The cell cycle and mitosis.
  6. Sexual reproduction. Meiosis.
  7. The epithelial tissues.
  8. Connective tissues.
  1. Reference legislation. Employer’s liability. Responsibility of the worker.
  2. Definition of risk. Biological, physical, traumatic, load handling risk.
  3. General security of the premises (fire, etc.).
  4. Safety in the use of medicines.
  5. Safety in radiology.
  6. Safety in the laboratory.
  7. Zoonotic diseases.
  8. Personal protective equipment.
  1. Unit of measure. Elements of mathematics applied to the profession of veterinary technician. Solutions and dilutions.
  2. Description of commonly used material and their use. Mode of containment of the dog and cat. Routes of administration. IV drip (materials, assembly, calculations).
  3. Concept of infection and transmission of infectious diseases. Concepts of cleaning, disinfection, pest control, antisepsis, asepsis. Classification of disinfectants and their use. Management of the hospitalized patient. Management of the immobilized patient.
  1. Basics of cytology and histology.
  2. Osteology and astrology.
  3. Myology.
  4. Digestive system.
  5. Cardiovascular system.
  6. Blood and lymphatic system.
  7. Respiratory system.
  8. Urinary system.
  9. Genital system and reproductive physiology.
  10. Nervous system and sense organs.
  11. Endocrine system.
  12. Skin and coat and thermoregulation.
  1. General information on food.
  2. Classification of foods. Organic microbromas. Inorganic microbromes.
  3. Energy use of food. The food ration.
  4. Forage. Principles of organic food (Reg. CEE n.2092/91).
  5. Feeding of cattle. Sheep and goat feeding.
  6. Equine nutrition . Pig feeding.
  7. Food for poultry . Feeding the rabbit.
  8. Nutrition and clinical dietetics of dogs and cats.
  1. Signaling and origins of the horse
  2. Ethology of the horse
  3. References to horse anatomy and physiology
  4. Basics of Equine Pathology
  5. Sports disciplines in the Equestrian field
  1. Value Added Tax (VAT).
  2. The commercial invoice.
  3. Payment tools.
  4. The first cash and bank note.
  5. Manual and computerized processing of customer data and related documentation. Use of office equipment.
  6. Keeping of accounting books.
  7. Daily correspondence.
  8. Insurance practices, payments and archiving.
  9. Manual and computerized inventory records relating to services and products.
  10. Customer assistance in the secretariat.
  11. Management of appointments and phone calls
  1. Rabbit management and medicine.
  2. Management and medicine of the guinea pig.
  3. Hamster management and medicine.
  4. Management and medicine of the ferret.
  5. Hedgehog management and medicine.
  6. Turtle management and medicine.
  7. Management and medicine of lizards.
  8. Management and medicine of parrots and aviary birds
  1. General characteristics of veterinary practice: practical tasks and functions.
  2. Professional figures in Europe Legal aspects of the profession.
  3. Veterinary code of ethics.
  4. Nursing ethics.
  5. Reportable Diseases.
  6. Professional duties of veterinary auxiliaries.
  7. Duties precluded to veterinary auxiliaries.
  8. Environmental protection.
  9. Veterinary police.
  1. Definitions of disease, homeostasis, etiological agents.
  2. Microorganisms cause disease.
  3. Immunology.
  4. Inflammation.
  5. Tumours.
  6. Pathophysiology of water exchange and thermoregulation.
  7. Acid-base balance alterations.
  8. Shock.
  9. Tissue repair processes
  1. Pharmaceutical forms. Routes of drug administration. Measurement units and calculations.
  2. Absorption, distribution, biotransformation, excretion. Definition of side effect and contraindications. Residuals and suspension times. Factors modifying pharmacological response and dosage.
  3. Drugs acting on the CNS Drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system.
  4. Chemotherapy and antibiotics. Expectorants.
  5. Anti-inflammatories (cortisone and NSAIDs), anti-allergics.
  6. Cardiac Diuretics and rehydrating solutions.
  7. Drugs acting on the digestive system.
  8. Antiparasitics (anthelmintics and drugs active against ectoparasites).
  9. Elements, vitamins, hormones, vaccines
  1. Urinary system.
  2. Cardiovascular system.
  3. Respiratory system.
  4. Endocrine system.
  5. Digestive system.
  6. Basics of dermatology
  1. Etiopathogenesis of the main viral infectious diseases.
  2. Etiopathogenesis of the main bacterial infectious diseases.
  3. Etiopathogenesis of the main parasitic diseases.
  4. Etiopathogenesis of the main dermatopathies
  1. Study and detection of vital parameters.
  2. Understanding of the principles of anesthesiology and anesthesia monitoring.
  3. Fluid therapy and venous therapies.
  4. Understanding of first aid principles. Shock, bleeding, open wounds, seizures, GDV, prolapses, hernias, trauma, fractures.
  5. Care of the immobilized patient. Understanding of bandages.
  6. Nutrition during illness. Supportive, enteral, parenteral feeding.
  7. Pre-intra-post operative assistance for the patient and the surgeon.
  8. Radiology. Understanding of the use of the equipment. Maintenance and development of radiographic films. Radiographic projections.
  9. Dental hygiene. Understanding of dental pathophysiology. Tartar ablation techniques.
  10. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intensive care.
  11. Laboratory procedure Transfusion medicine.
  1. Knowing how to describe animals, things and events of clinical relevance.
  2. Know how to ask questions in an informal and formal way.
  3. Understand a text related to the subject (popular / scientific).
  4. Understand instructions, directives.