Nikki Rochin

Nikki Rochin, RVTNikki with Seal
Yuba College
Veterinary Technology Program
Room 810

Office Hours: Virtual

Phone: 530-741-6962

As well as being adjunct faculty for the Veterinary Technology Program here at Yuba College, Nikki also works as a Registered Veterinary Technician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis.

At UC Davis, she works in the Companion Avian Exotic Pet Department (CAPES) where Nikki gets to work with her favorite types of animals: birds, reptiles, amphibians, exotic small mammals, zoo animals, aquatic species, and wildlife. She finds this is a very exciting field within veterinary medicine and she really enjoys teaching students and getting them excited about it in Exotic and Wildlife Medicine course.

Courses Instructed:

  • VETT 57: Animals in Society course which presents an exciting and new way to view our relationships with animals and focuses on the importance of the role of animals in our lives.
  • VETT 9: Laboratory Animal Medicine: Introduction to laboratory animal medicine. Appropriate methods of animal handling, restraint, management practices, husbandry, nursing, care and observation of laboratory species will be emphasized. This course will provide information and handling skills which will help the student prepare for AALAS certification.
  • VETT 10 Exotic and Wildlife Medicine: An overview of fundamentals of avian, exotic and wildlife husbandry, physiology, management, and medicine; includes appropriate methods of animal handling, restraint, husbandry, care and observation of exotic and wild species.

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