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Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant – Level 3
This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Get 2 accredited qualifications in 1 program. The submission of your assessment is compulsory to get your ABC Awards certification. However, if you take a 20 question MCQ examination, you can also receive a free e-certificate from CPD & iAP.
Working with animals is not always warm and fuzzy. If you want a career in Veterinary, you have to take the good with the bad. Caring for animals, particularly the sick can be emotionally draining unless you have the skills required to perform your job professionally. At the same time, it is only animal lovers who will enjoy a career in the veterinary industry and find it highly rewarding. If you love being around animals and would love to turn your passion into a career, then the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 course is perfect for you.
The course will give learners a firm grounding on the essential skills of first aid, understanding basic anatomy, learning pet psychology, handling and restraining animals and working in a veterinary team.
As much as you aspire to work closely with animals, the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 will distinguish the reality. Individuals will learn how to cope when making emotional decisions or when dealing with emergency situations. The course covers key topics on veterinary practices, animal psychology, and dealing with animals in stress and pain and advanced animal handling.
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA /Qualification Wales
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What is covered in this course?
- Learn veterinary terminology.
- Gain practical skills on how to handle cats, dogs and small mammals.
- Learn how to interpret signs of pain.
- Learn the basic anatomy and physiology of animals
- Learn how to monitor in-patients, take vital signs, record keeping
- Learn about health and safety regulations when practicing as part of a veterinary team
- Learn how to feed animals who are healthy and sick
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Course Curriculum : Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant – Level 3
Module 1: Introduction to Veterinary Practice
1.1 The goals of this course
1.2 What is a Veterinary Support Assistant?
1.3 The structure of veterinary practice
1.4 Roles within the clinic team
1.5 Confidentiality and professionalism
Module 2: Developing the Skill Set Required
2.1 The Practice Manual
2.2 Know your breeds
2.3 Listen and Learn
2.4 Understanding consent forms
2.5 Phone skills
2.7 Dealing with Anxious Clients
2.8 Using your Initiative
Module 3: Your Presentation and Personal appearance
3.1 Personal appearance and manner
Module 4: Terms and Abbreviation used in Veterinary
4.1 Commonly used terms
4.2 Common procedures
Module 5: Equipment used in the practice
5.1 Equipment within the Practice
Module 6: Basic Handling of Animals
6.1 The principles of handling animals
6.2 Handling dogs
6.3 Handling cats
6.4 Handling small mammals
6.5 Handling exotics
MODULE 7: Animal Psychology
7.1 How animals react to stress
7.2 Reading body language
Module 8: Dealing with Stress and Pain in animals
8.1 Minimizing stress
8.2 Recognizing pain in animals
Module 9: Advanced Animal Handling
9.1 Tools for handling the fractious animal
9.2 Restraining the fractious animal
Module 10: Holding Animals for Medical Examination, Procedure and for Blood draw
10.1 Holding an animal for a medical examination
10.2 Holding an animal for a minor procedure
10.3 Holding an animal for a blood draw
Module 11: The Veterinary Practices
11.1 Theater protocol
11.2 Consultation protocol
11.3 Pre - operative preparations
Module 12: Sterilizing, Disinfection and Disease Control
12.1 Sterilizing instruments
12.2 Disinfection and disease control
Module 13: Care of In – Patients
13.1 Monitoring Animals and Updating Charts
13.2 TLC - Providing the Optimum Environment
13.3 Special Measures - Hand Feeding and Critical Care
13.4 Taking Vital Signs
Module 14: Feeding the Animals
14.1 Feeding the well animal
14.2 Food and surgery
14.3 Life stage nutrition
14.4 Prescription diets
14.5 Feeding the sick animal
Module 15: Basic Anatomy of Animals
15.1 How Animals Differ From People
15.2 Anatomical Terms
Module 16: Basic Animal Physiology
16.1 Physiological Terms
Module 17: Normal Reference Ranges
17.1 Normal Reference Ranges
Module 18: Euthanasia
18.1 Making a difficult decision
18.2 End of life choices
18.3 Euthanasia etiquette
18.4 How euthanasia is performed
18.5 Burial or cremation
Module 19: Emergency Situations
19.1 Dealing with an emergency
19.2 Your role during an emergency
19.3 Basic principles of resuscitation
Module 20: First Aid
20.1 Basic First Aid
20.4 Breathing difficulties and CPR
Module 21: Health, Safety, and Regulations
21.1 Risks With in the Veterinary Environment
21.2 The Importance of Hygiene
21.3 Ionizing Radiation Regulations
21.4 Prescribing Regulations
21.5 Disposal of Clinical Waste
Method of Assessment
This online program will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.
Please Note: Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (it is not required to pay initially when you are registering). this payment can be paid into 3 installments when you are submitting your assessments.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
Course Code: QLS-03618
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.
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