Ever wanted to care for vulnerable and sick animals, but lacked the necessary qualifications to work in veterinary care? This course will provide you with all of the skills required to become a veterinary assistant or in a veterinary nursing role, with a full explanation of the role an assistant can play in a veterinary practice.
- 65 lectures with over 1 hour of video support
- Detailed video and powerpoint content by recognised leader in veterinary training
- Learn the necessary skills to become a veterinary assistant
- Learn how to prevent infection, handle animals with care, and the legal restrictions on a veterinary assistant
- In course quizzes to test your knowledge
This course is indispensable for any person who has always wanted to work in veterinary care, but who lacked the skills and understanding to make the next step. Take this course today as the first step towards your dream of caring for needy animals today!
Your course instructor is Pat Sang, the Director of Animal Biology Care Ltd an ABC Awards accredited centre. Pat took a first-class degree in Environmental Biology and has worked as a lecturer in Animal Science and Management for the past 10 years. She has privately tutored biology, and been a course writer and long-distance home tutor for various learning companies and private clients.
Her distance learning courses have been recognised professionally, resulting in the approval of three awarding bodies for delivery of UK regulated qualifications including the ABC Awards Animal Nursing Assistant courses, Practical Animal Care and others. You can learn today the role that an assistant plays in the treatment of animals, the necessary steps required to minimise infection and how to handle specific animals such as cats, dogs and guinea pigs.
Being a Veterinary Assistant
1.1 Learning Outcome
1.2 The VSA 1966
1.3 What does the VSA say?
1.4 Who do you have to report to?
1.5 What operations are you allowed to do?
2.1 What you can do as a Veterinary Assistant
2.2 Professional Standards
Basic Animal Anatomy
1.1 Basic Animal Anatomy
1.2 Cell Structure
1.3. Labelling a Cell
1.4. Cell components
1.5. 3-D Cell Diagram
2.1. What do you need to know about animal cells?
2.2 Basic Tissue Types
2.3 Epithelial Tissue
2.4 Connective Tissue
2.5 Muscular Tissue
3.2 Organs of the Digestive System
3.3 Digestive System's link with Tissue Types
3.4 Whole Animal
3.5 Take the Quiz - Basic Animal Anatomy
Animal First Aid
1.1 Learning Outcome
1.2 Animal First Aid
1.3 The Principles of First Aid
2.1 Keep the Animal Warm
2.2 Check the Airway is Clear
2.3 Arrest the Bleeding
2.4 Check Circulation
2.5 Order of Treatment
2.6 Heart Treatment
2.7 Assisted Treatment
Infection Control and Zoonosis
1.1 Learning Control
1.4 Ringworm Infection
2.1 Infection Prevention
2.2 WHO Six Step Hand Washing Procedure
2.3 WHO Six Step Diagram
3.2 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
3.3 Methods of Cleaning
3.4 Take the Quiz - Infection Control and Zoonosis
1.1 Learning Outcome
1.2 How Not to Handle a Cat
1.3 Better Cat Handling
1.4 How not to Handle a Rabbit
1.5 What do you think of this method to handle a Rabbit?
1.6 The correct way to handle small animals
2.1 Guinea Pig
2.2 How not to handle a Dog
2.3 How to Handle a Small Dog
2.4 How to Handle a Bigger Dog
3.1 Serious Handling Equipment 1
3.2 Serious Handling Equipment 2
3.3 Serious Handling Equipment 3
Caring for Sick Animals
1.1 Learning Outcomes
1.3 Veterinary Terminology
2.3 Take a Quiz - Caring for Sick Animals
Part 1 - Being a Veterinary Assistant
Part 2 - Basic Animal Anatomy
Part 3 - Animal First Aid
Part 4 - Infection Control and Zoonosis
Part 5 - Handling Animals
Part 6 - Caring for Sick Animals
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Who is this course for?
- Beginners interested in becoming Veterinary Assistants
- Those with an interest in animal care or Veterinary Practice
- Those training to be veterinary assistants looking to test their knowledge or brush up
There are no prerequisites for this course
This course is ideal for those with an interest in a career focusing on animal care or Veterinary Practice.
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All lessons are only video?
HI there, There is also a course manual to accompany the video lectures. I hope this helps, TravisThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is there a age limit
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Is this course nationwide?
Hi Laura, Many thanks for your message. All of our courses are Online, so all you need is a smartphone/tablet/laptop, and an internet connection. You get unlimited access to the course material, so you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Hope this helps, TravisThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I would be interested but does the cost cover everything and can I complete it online?
HI Shannon, Thanks for getting in touch. The course is entirely online & there are no hidden costs within the course. I hope this helps, TravisThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hello how long does this course take to complete
Hi Amar, Thanks for the message. There is 1 hour of video content in the course, with additional handout materials. You will have unlimited access to the course & therefore can complete it in your own time & refer back to the content whenever you like. I hope this helps, TravisThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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