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ERIC Number: ED375290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Future Need for Certified Animal Health Technicians and Instructional Program Content.
Nevada State Council on Occupational Education, Carson City.
A study examined the future need for certified animal health technicians (CAHT) in Nevada and the skills/knowledge that future CAHTs will need. Questionnaires were mailed to all of Nevada's 306 licensed veterinarians; 100 (32.68%) responded. The estimated numbers of CAHTs needed by the state's veterinarians in 1, 3, and 5 years were 62, 142, and 159, respectively. The following skills/knowledge were deemed most important for future CAHTs: understanding principles of animal sanitation; working knowledge of clinical sanitation, disease transmittal, sterile environments/sterilization, operating room assistance, and public contact in clinical and nonclinical settings; ability to understand/execute technical instructions and question misunderstandings; at least a 12th-grade reading comprehension level; and personal grooming and public image. Among the study recommendations were the following: two CAHT programs should be established (one each in northern and southern Nevada) within the tech prep model; the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and State Board for Occupational Education should establish a partnership to develop the CAHT programs; a wage guideline covering CAHTs in clinical and nonclinical settings should be developed; and advisory committees should be formed to assist in establishing, implementing, and evaluating the CAHT programs. (Appended are the questionnaire and cover letters.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Council on Occupational Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada