Nikki Rochin

Nikki Rochin, RVTNikki with Seal

As well as being adjunct faculty for the Veterinary Technology Program here at Yuba College, Nikki also works as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Nikki previously worked at UC Davis in the Companion Avian Exotic Pet Department (CAPE) where Nikki got 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 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.
  • VETT 53B Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging: Principles and techniques of radiographic imaging. Includes the production of X-rays, radiographic equipment, safety measurement, and radiographic quality. Also includes diagnostic radiographs and ultrasound, positioning of patients, darkroom techniques and X-ray processing.

  • VETT 53D Principles of Veterinary Dentistry-Principles and techniques involving veterinary dentistry. Includes preparation and identification of dental instruments and equipment, routine dental procedures, dental charting, the oral examination, oral radiography, orthodontics, pathophysiology and dental emergencies. 

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