Penn Foster Externship 2 Skills List

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Apparently, there are a total of two clinical externships included in the Penn Foster’s accredited Vet Tech program. It is where the students like you will work alongside licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians to practice the knowledge and skills that you have learned for 4 semesters.

This post will focus on the externship 2. There are a lot of videos on a lot of skills in this externship. If you are wondering about all the skills, check out the following list:

  1. Skill 2 (https://youtu.be/meLrQ9EthRs): This one is a video of folding and wrapping a surgical gown.
  2. Skill 3 (https://youtu.be/na0FKPDHmCk): This one is a video of cleaning instruments.
  3. Skill 3 (https://youtu.be/QThPEfJn1dk): This one is a video of operating autoclave.
  4. Skill 4 (https://youtu.be/M3SbhYjzIp4): This one is a video of placing an intravenous catheter in the cephalic vein of a dog.
  5. Skill 5 (https://youtu.be/aQUjCe0gKPE): This one is a video of folding and wrapping a surgical gown.
  6. Skill 7 (https://youtu.be/GlKBz1xcVTY): This one is a digital video of student placing an endotracheal tube.
  7. Skill 8 (https://youtu.be/hXt6RGNAUmc): This one is a digital video of student placing an esophageal stethoscope and verifying placement.
  8. Skill 9 (https://youtu.be/O2Mzcp3Ma9U): This one is a video of student placing EKG leads on a patient.
  9. Skill 14 (https://youtu.be/QojAN5ZRX80): This one is a video of student removing sutures
  10. Skill 14 (https://youtu.be/gE7ROxO7oaM): This one is a video of student removing staples.
  11. Skill 16—Digital video of student showing correct us of both manual and ultrasonic dental instruments and dental radiograph positioning on a canine or feline patient.
  12. https://youtu.be/9Da3mMZcKrQ
  13. https://youtu.be/nYA7YcrIM5I
  14. Skill 17 (https://youtu.be/6xLmGpsmTUU): This one is a video of student performing urinary catheterization on a male dog.
  15. Skill 18 (https://youtu.be/i0NALs-oqXs): This one is a video of student performing cystocentesis.
  16. Skill 19 (https://youtu.be/JibOcpjDR6s): This one is a video of student performing CPR (on a simulated dog).
  17. Skill 21 (https://youtu.be/BgPaDmlhLUY): This one is a video of collecting an inverted free-catch urine sample on a dolphin.
  18. Skill 21 (https://youtu.be/_0hKQ2D37Uc): This one is a video of collecting an inverted free-catch urine sample on a manatee.
  19. Skill 26 (https://youtu.be/QQm2vJ6ngj0): This one is a video of student performing either ACT or Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time procedure.
  20. Skill 37 (https://youtu.be/T09yTZSHVi8): This one is a video of student applying a bovine halter and performing tail restraint.
  21. Skill 37 (https://youtu.be/5uox9nGaOHI): This one is a video of student assisting with moving patients through a cattle chute.
  22. Skill 38 (https://youtu.be/p3L4z7XEKGg): This one is a video of student doing jugular venipuncture and IV injection on a ruminant.
  23. Skill 39 (https://youtu.be/xi-oHhS9y9k): This one is a video of student administering a subcutaneous injection to a cow and one other ruminant species (goat).
  24. Skill 40 (https://youtu.be/_5bCls6H0v4): This one is a video of student using a dose syringe on a horse.
  25. Skill 40 (https://youtu.be/cqAWzN9xFZk): This one is a video of student using a dose syringe on a ruminant.
  26. Skill 40 (https://youtu.be/Ngd22_KboyA): This one is a video of student using a balling gun on a ruminant.
  27. Skill 41 (https://youtu.be/3o2BmYabUNA): This one is a video of student approaching a horse.
  28. Skill 41 (https://youtu.be/Fg68cMuC_Qc): This one is a video of student applying a halter to a horse.
  29. Skill 41 (https://youtu.be/6e_z7qaxRNE): This one is a video of student leading a horse.
  30. Skill 41 (Front: https://youtu.be/3o2BmYabUNA, Hind: https://youtu.be/MBj3fZl3o90): These ones are the videos of student cleaning a horse’s hoof.
  31. Skill 41 (https://youtu.be/3PO4rJBDdlI): This one is a video of student applying a restraint with a twitch on a horse.
  32. Skill 42 (https://youtu.be/zPMnJlKiJOE): This one is a video of student performing jugular venipuncture on a horse.
  33. Skill 42 (https://youtu.be/_GfacX9aMG8): This one is a video of student administering an intramuscular injection on a horse.
  34. Skill 42 (https://youtu.be/hZxZUW1i-Fo): This one is a video of student administering an intravenous injection on a horse.
  35. Skill 43 (https://youtu.be/-inw5XKM6iE): This one is a video of student with horse applying a full tail wrap and applying leg wraps.
  36. Skill 45 (https://youtu.be/IVxV0JcfUUM: This one is a video of student performing restraint procedures on birds for wing venipuncture and oral dosing:On a chicken.
  37. Skill 45 (https://youtu.be/vvBHca8Xua0https://youtu.be/3U3DAvbgfW4) : These ones are the videos of student performing restraint procedures on birds for wing venipuncture and oral dosing: On a Yellow-crown night heron:
  38. Skill 45 (https://youtu.be/nvnmbNmsCtU): This one is a video of student positioning a bird for radiography.
  39. Skill 46 (https://youtu.be/IVxV0JcfUUM): This one is a video of student performing restraint procedures on birds for nail trimming: On a chicken.
  40. Skill 46 (https://youtu.be/a3h8vFHqpwchttps://youtu.be/eojf2nfgCBg): These ones are the videos of student performing restraint procedures on birds for nail trimming: On a Yellow-crown night heron.
  41. Skill 47 (https://youtu.be/6b6b4zdvzjU): This one is a video of student performing restraint procedures on rodents.
  42. Skill 48 (https://youtu.be/q2TXKwJKig0): This one is a video of student performing various injections on rodents
  43. Skill 48 (https://youtu.be/4BCkBEuwmQo): This one is a video of student performing tail venipuncture on a rat.

If you are one of the students of Penn Foster who is currently taking the Vet Tech program or if you are planning to take it, you are suggested to learn all the skills by watching the videos through the links given above. Make sure to watch everything well and try your best to not skip a thing because there is a chance that the thing that you skip is important. Before watching everything, prepare a piece of paper, a book, or anything to write down. If you find something important, take note. If you find something that you do not really understand or if you want to ask something, you can try to ask by leaving a comment on the comment section under the video. Even if the owner of the Youtube channel does not give you a reply, there is a chance for you to get a reply from someone else who happens to visit the same page or watch the same video.

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