Veterinary Support Assistant Online Certificate Course

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This Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course is ideal for anyone assisting in a veterinary practice part-time or at the weekend, if you are considering working towards a career in a veterinary practice, or for anyone caring for ill and recovering animals at home.

What you will learn with our Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course

  • Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment
  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Handling animals
  • Animal diet and nutrition 
  • Animal disease
  • Small animal Emergency nursing
  • Infection control
  • Diagnostic Tests used by Vets
  • Care of ill Animals
  • Operation Care
  • Euthanasia
  • Safety and welfare

Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course - Requirements

The Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course Outline

Unit One: Welcome to the Course and Preparing for Employment

Animal nursing is rewarding task but an emotional one as well. It is where relationships with all sorts of animals and people can be built and established as every day is always different. As an animal nurse, there are three aims to focus on: to preserve life, to prevent suffering, and to prevent the situation from deteriorating. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Learn how to use this course to benefit you the most
  • Identify the different roles in the veterinary field and recognize their importance within the practice
  • Understand the different types of training available for veterinary nurses and nursing assistants
  • Know the importance of having a good CV
  • Understand why it is important to gain work experience
  • Understand how to go about finding a placement
  • Recognize and understand what is involved in a typical veterinary nurse’s day

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction and Course Structure
  • Benefits of this Course and Getting the Most Out of this Course
  • Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
  • Veterinary Nurses
  1. Admitting
  2. Inpatients
  3. Vet Consultations
  4. Surgery
  5. Anesthesia
  6. Recovery
  7. Discharge
  8. Cleaning
  9. Laboratory
  10. Nurse clinic
  • Veterinary Nursing Qualifications
  1. Veterinary Care Assistant
  2. Veterinary Receptionist
  3. Preparing for employment as a Veterinary Nurse

Unit Two: Veterinary Medical Terminology

Veterinary terminologies are easier to understand by breaking the word into small parts and focus on the meaning of each small part. A new word can be formed by adding a prefix before a word or base and a suffix can be added after a word or base. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Recognize common veterinary, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and acronyms
  • Understand the meanings and uses of prefixes, and suffixes
  • Divide simple and compound words into their respective parts
  • Recognize and understand the words in the glossary of veterinary terms
  • Interpret veterinary terms into something you understand

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Veterinary Words in Easy Bites
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary of Veterinary Terms

Unit Three: Basic Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology Part One

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Identify and give the function of each of the cell’s major organelles and structures
  • Differentiate between cell and tissue
  • Compare the four major tissue types as related to their general characteristics
  • Recognize the following loose connective tissues: areolar, adipose and reticular, and the following dense connective tissues: dense regular, dense irregular, elastic
  • For each of the above tissues, justify each of the tissue’s locations with its function in that particular location
  • List the components and functions of the skeletal system
  • Examine and identify the bones of the axial and appendicular skeletons
  • Analyze the general structure and components of the vertebral column
  • Describe the criteria used to classify joints structurally and functionally
  • Compare the three types of muscle tissue with regard to appearance, location, function, and regulation of contraction
  • Define cell, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism
  • Describe the gross anatomy and histology of the heart
  • Examine blood flow through the heart
  • Contrast the structure and function of arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venues, and veins
  • Examine the components and functions of the lymphatic system

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Tissue Structure and Shape
  • The Body as a Whole
  • The Structure of the Cell
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Skeletal Structure
  • Muscles

Unit Four: Basic Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology Part Two

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Describe the gross anatomy and histology of the digestive system
  • Evaluate how carbohydrates, proteins, and fats change as they pass from mouth to the anus, identifying step-by-step changes and the roles played by the digestive tract and individual accessory organs
  • Describe the gross anatomy of the urinary system
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the endocrine and reproductive systems, such as the menstrual and ovarian cycles
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major divisions of the nervous system, their component structures, and the various homeostatic mechanisms that operate under nervous control

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Digestive and Excretory Systems
  • Urinary System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Mating

Unit Five: Handling Animals

In approaching an animal, it is important to always assess the patient first, followed by asking the client to describe the normal behavior of the animal before approaching it, and to address whether the owner is going to help with situation or hinder it. Less restraint is also vital maintain control of the animal. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand why it is important to approach and handle an animal safely
  • Identify the different restraints and handling equipment used and understand how they are used
  • Know the importance of understanding animals? behavior when they are being or about to be handled
  • Understand how to correctly handle dogs and cat for basic veterinary procedures
  • Learn how to correctly handle exotic pets

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Approaching an Animal
  • Typical Restraints and Handling Equipment
  • Behavior
  • Correct Handling Methods 

Unit Six: Animal Diet and Nutrition

A basic understanding of nutrition is needed for a good diet for animals since diet is important to maintain their health.

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Know the different types of diet available to dogs and cats, and understand the pros and cons of each type
  • Identify and have a basic understanding of the different nutrients
  • Understand that animal dietary requirements change through life
  • Know the importance of nutrition in maintaining healthy animals
  • Learn the different ways to provide nutritional support to animal patients

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Importance of Nutrition
  • Types of Food
  • Stages of Life

Unit Seven: Animal Disease Part One

Cancer is a common occurrence in dogs and cats and veterinary care is needed promptly. Cancer is divided into two types, namely carcinoma and sarcomas. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • You will have an understanding of the different forms of cancer and its treatment
  • Know the different types of heart, liver and kidney disease
  • Have an understanding of the different signs of common heart, liver and kidney disease
  • Be able to recognize signs of heart, liver and kidney disease in animals
  • Learn the basic possible treatments on offer to animals with heart, liver and kidney disease

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Cancer
  1. Tests used for diagnoses
  2. Possible treatments
  3. Abdominal Dog and Cat Cancer
  4. Canine Bone Cancer or Osteosarcoma
  5. Mammary Cancer
  6. Feline Leukemia
  7. Canine Lymphoma
  8. Canine Mouth Cancer
  9. Canine Prostate Cancer
  10. Skin Cancer
  11. Testicular Cancer
  • Heart disease
  1. Signs
  2. Medications used to treat heart disease
  3. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  4. Irregular heartbeats
  5. Heart valve disease
  6. Congenital heart defects
  7. Dilated cardiomyopathy in cats
  8. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats
  9. Restrictive cardiomyopathy in cats
  10. Dilated cardiomyopathy of dogs:
  11. Other ways to help animals with heart disease
  • Liver Disease
  1. Tests used to diagnose liver disease
  2. Signs of liver disease
  3. Jaundice
  4. Hepatic Encephalopathy
  5. Ascites
  • Common Liver Diseases
  1. Acute Hepatic Failure
  2. Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver)
  3. Chronic Hepatitis
  4. Leptospirosis Hepatitis
  5. Cirrhosis
  6. Kidney
  • Common Kidney Diseases
  1. Chronic renal failure in cats
  2. Polycystic Kidney Disease
  3. Interstitial Nephritis
  4. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUD)

Unit Nine: Small Animal Emergency Nursing Part One

First aid is an important skill that requires common sense as being more knowledgeable increases the chance of survival and recovery of an animal. The simplest of things can make a big difference in the recovery rate. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand the aims and rules of first aid
  • You will learn different assessment techniques
  • Learn how to give ABC and CPR
  • Understand how to handle first aid patients
  • Have a basic understanding of the signs of shock and its treatment
  • Know how to put together an Animal First Aid Kit

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Aims
  • Assessment
  1. Airway
  2. Check the animal’s reflexes
  3. Corneal Reflex
  4. Pedal reflexes
  5. Light reflex
  • Animal First Aid Kit
  • ABC and CPR
  1. Airway
  2. Breathing
  3. How to perform the Heimlich maneuver
  4. Small Dogs and Cats
  5. Medium-size to Large Dogs
  6. Circulation
  • CPR
  1. At a Veterinary Practice
  • Handling a First Aid Patient
  • Shock

Unit Ten: Small Animal Emergency Nursing Part Two

A break or a crack in a bone is called a fracture. It has several different types and each type has their own issue and treatment. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand the different types of fractures and their first aid treatment
  • Learn what to do if an animal gets bitten or stung by an insect or adder
  • Learn how to stop hemorrhage and treat wounds and burns in a first aid situation
  • Understand how to treat diarrhea and vomiting
  • Have a basic understanding of the signs of hyperthermia and hypothermia and their treatment

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Fractures
  1. First aid of a suspected fracture
  2. Treatment at the vets
  • Bites and Stings
  1. Signs
  2. Treatment
  3. Adder Bites
  • Wounds and Burns
  1. Bleeding
  2. Direct Pressure
  3. Elevation
  4. Pressure on the Supplying Artery
  5. Tourniquet
  6. Procedure
  • Wounds
  1. Deep wounds
  2. Superficial wounds
  3. Burns
  4. First Aid
  5. Thermal or Electrical Burns
  6. Chemical Burns
  • Poisoning and Fitting
  1. Poisoning
  2. Fitting
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  1. First aid treatment
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
  1. First aid treatment
  2. Hypothermia
  3. First aid treatment

Unit Eleven: Infection Control

It is important to control and prevent the spread of infection since there is a higher risk of coming into contact with infection in a veterinary practice. Recognizing and managing the risk of infection is required to maintain the health of the patients and of the people who look after them. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand why it is important to have infection control protocols
  • Understand the basics of cleaning and disinfection
  • Learn about the different types of sterilization and how they are used
  • Know the importance of using personal protective equipment and when to use it
  • Understand the importance of hand hygiene, when to wash your hands and how to do it correctly
  • Learn when and how to isolate an infectious animal
  • Identify the different ways of disposing of veterinary waste

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Importance of Infection Control
  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Gloves
  3. Facial protection
  4. Outerwear
  5. Shoes
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  1. General rules for cleaning
  2. Top cleaning tips
  3. Equipment and surfaces
  4. Laundry
  5. Theatre
  6. Daily
  7. Weekly
  8. Spillages
  9. Sterilization
  • Types of Sterilization
  1. Cold sterilization
  2. Gas
  3. Ultrasound cleaners
  • Hand Hygiene
  1. Routine hand washing
  2. Antiseptic hand washing
  3. Surgical scrub
  • Isolation of Infectious Animals
  • Waste

Unit Twelve: Diagnostic Tests Used by Vets

In veterinary practice, Radiography Is one of the most common diagnostic tools used. It is used for diagnosing diseases and conditions in animals such as bone fractures, pregnancy, foreign bodies in the stomach and cancer.  

1The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Have a basic understanding of how and when radiography and ultrasound are used in veterinary practice
  • Be able to identify the pros and cons of both radiography and ultrasound scans
  • Understand how MRI scanning is used to diagnose animals? conditions
  • Understand why blood and urine tests are done
  • Be able to understand what different blood and urine test results mean
  • Know how to take a free catch urine sample from a dog and cat

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Radiography
  1. Ultrasound
  2. Radiography or ultrasound?
  3. Ultrasound advantages
  4. Radiography advantages
  5. X-ray disadvantages
  6. MRI scanning in animals
  • Blood Tests
  1. A complete blood count
  2. Biochemistry blood tests
  3. Glucose
  4. Total protein
  5. Calcium
  6. Albumin
  7. Sodium
  8. Cholesterol
  9. Alkaline phosphatase
  10. Amylase
  11. Creatinine
  12. BUN
  13. Phosphorus and potassium
  • Urine Tests
  1. How to take a urine sample
  2. Catheterization
  3. Aspiration
  4. Free catch
  5. Procedure for a free catch urine sample from a cat
  6. Procedure for a free catch urine sample from a dog
  7. Different types of urine tests
  8. Visual examination
  9. Specific gravity
  10. Dipstick
  11. pH
  12. Protein
  13. Glucose
  14. White blood cells
  15. Cultural sensitivity
  16. Microscopic examination

Unit Thirteen: Care of Ill Animals

A veterinary nurse needs to learn how to recognize both normal and abnormal behavior of different species. It is because the observation of a veterinary nurse can give the vets a valuable information that will assist in the diagnosis and treatment.

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand why it is important to monitor a patient and what to look out for
  • Learn the normal values and how to take temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Understand what is involved in the basic care of inpatients, including how to provide mental stimulation to them
  • Learn methods of medication administration
  • Understand the basic principles of fluid therapy, types of replacement fluid and methods of replacing them
  • Understand how to calculate the fluid requirements in animals
  • Know the importance of avoiding over-transfusion, and how to spot it

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Monitoring
  • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Basic Care of Inpatients
  • Administration of Medication
  • Basic Principles of Fluid Therapy 

Unit Fourteen: Operation Care

Anesthesia is given before surgical procedures as it artificially induce an insensitivity to pain by means of gas or injection. The most commonly used types of anesthetic are local anesthetic, sedation, and general anesthetic.  

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand the basics of veterinary anesthesia
  • Be able to identify the different stages and planes of veterinary anesthesia
  • Understand how to maintain a sterile field
  • Know how the schedule three of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 affects veterinary nurses
  • Be able to identify different common surgical instruments and understand how they are used
  • Understand how to prepare an animal for surgery

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Veterinary Anesthesia
  1. Local anesthetic
  2. Sedation
  3. General anesthetic
  4. Stages and planes of anesthesia
  5. Planes of anesthesia
  • Common Veterinary Surgical Procedures
  1. Elective procedures
  2. Dental surgery
  3. Surgical oncology
  4. Ophthalmic surgery
  5. Orthopedic surgery
  6. Caesarian section
  7. Cystotomy
  8. Foreign body removal
  9. Surgical wound repair
  • Schedule 3
  • The Sterile Field
  • Surgical Instruments
  1. Scissors
  2. Forceps
  • Surgical Preparation
  1. Preparing yourself for theatre work
  2. Visitors
  3. Theatre behavior
  4. Preparation of the animal for surgery
  5. Draping the patient
  6. Opening sterile packs

Unit Fifteen: Euthanasia

Pet Euthanasia is usually done by an animal professional as it is an act of deliberate killing, and it is carried out as human relief of suffering, behavioral issues, population control and the owner’s financial limitation. It should be done in a painless and quick manner. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • You will understand why it is sometimes necessary to euthanize an animal
  • Understand the difficulty of making the decision for euthanasia, and help to know when the time is right
  • Know the signs of a dying and dead animal
  • Understand the different types of burial and cremation
  • Learn how to care for the animals left behind

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Reasons for Euthanasia
  • Making the Decision
  • Euthanasia Process
  • Euthanasia of Exotic Pets
  • Signs of Dying Animal
  • Burial and Cremation
  • The Animals Left Behind

Unit Sixteen: Safety and Welfare

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Have a knowledge of the different laws and regulations that control the veterinary workplace
  • Understand what a risk assessment and a health and safety policy are
  • Be able to identify the most common hazards in the veterinary practice and know how to minimize them
  • Understand what a zoonosis is and have a basic understand of the common ones
  • Understand the characteristics of animal rescues and welfare organizations
  • Be able to identify and understand the meaning of safety signs
  • Understand the veterinary nurse’s code of conduct

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Health and Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Hazards
  • Zoonosis

Animal Rescue and Welfare Organizations

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  • Lesson 1: Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Introduction and course structure
    • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
    • Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
    • Preparing for employment

    Lesson 2: Veterinary Medical Terminology

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Veterinary words in easy bites
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms
    • Glossary of veterinary terms

    Lesson 3: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part one


    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Major body cavities
    • Skeletal structure
    • Tissue structure and shape

    Lesson 4: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part two

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Digestive and excretory systems
    • Respiratory systems
    • Endocrine glands
    • Nervous system

    Lesson 5: Handling animals

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Approaching an animal
    • Typical restraints and handling equipment
    • Behaviour
    • Correct dog and cat handling methods
    • Exotic handling

    Lesson 6: Animal diet and nutrition 

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Importance of nutrition
    • Types of food
    • Nutrients
    • Stages of life
    • Nutritional support

    Lesson 7: Animal disease part one

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Cancer
    • Heart disease
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease

    Lesson 8: Animal disease part two

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Skeletal diseases
    • Skin diseases and parasites
    • Infectious diseases
    • Other common illnesses

    Lesson 9: Small animal Emergency nursing part one 

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Aims
    • Assessment
    • Animal first aid kit
    • ABC and CPR
    • Handling a first aid patient
    • Shock

    Lesson 10: Small animal Emergency nursing part two

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Fractures
    • Bites and stings
    • Wounds and burns
    • Poisoning and fitting
    • Diarrhoea and vomiting
    • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

    Lesson 11: Infection control

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Importance of infection control
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Sterilisation
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Isolation of an infecious animal
    • Waste

    Lesson 12: Diagnostic Tests used by Vets

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Radiography
    • Ultrasound
    • Radiography or ultrasound?
    • MRI scanning in animals
    • Blood Tests
    • Urine Tests

    Lesson 13: Care of ill Animals

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Monitoring
    • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
    • Basic care of inpatients
    • How do vets give animals medicine?
    • Giving oral,ear and eye medication
    • How vets manage fluid levels

    Lesson 14: Operation Care

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Veterinary anaesthesia   
    • Common veterinary surgical procedures
    • Schedule 3 Procedures
    • Sterile Field
    • Surgical instruments
    • Pre op preparation
    • Post op care

    Lesson 15: Euthanasia

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Reasons for euthanasia
    • Making the decision
    • Euthanasia process
    • Euthanasia of exotic pets
    • Signs of a dying animal
    • Signs of death
    • Burial and cremation
    • The animals left behind

    Lesson 16: Safety and welfare

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Health and Safety laws and regulations
    • Hazards
    • Signs
    • Zoonosis
    • Safety tips
    • Animal rescue and welfare organisations
    • A veterinary nurses code of conduct

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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About this Course

Study Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course; for those considering working towards a career in a veterinary practice

This Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course is ideal for anyone assisting in a veterinary practice part-time or at the weekend, if you are considering working towards a career in a veterinary practice, or for anyone caring for ill and recovering animals at home.

What you will learn with our Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course

  • Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment
  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Handling animals
  • Animal diet and nutrition 
  • Animal disease
  • Small animal Emergency nursing
  • Infection control
  • Diagnostic Tests used by Vets
  • Care of ill Animals
  • Operation Care
  • Euthanasia
  • Safety and welfare

Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course - Requirements

The Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course Outline

Unit One: Welcome to the Course and Preparing for Employment

Animal nursing is rewarding task but an emotional one as well. It is where relationships with all sorts of animals and people can be built and established as every day is always different. As an animal nurse, there are three aims to focus on: to preserve life, to prevent suffering, and to prevent the situation from deteriorating. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Learn how to use this course to benefit you the most
  • Identify the different roles in the veterinary field and recognize their importance within the practice
  • Understand the different types of training available for veterinary nurses and nursing assistants
  • Know the importance of having a good CV
  • Understand why it is important to gain work experience
  • Understand how to go about finding a placement
  • Recognize and understand what is involved in a typical veterinary nurse’s day

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Introduction and Course Structure
  • Benefits of this Course and Getting the Most Out of this Course
  • Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
  • Veterinary Nurses
  1. Admitting
  2. Inpatients
  3. Vet Consultations
  4. Surgery
  5. Anesthesia
  6. Recovery
  7. Discharge
  8. Cleaning
  9. Laboratory
  10. Nurse clinic
  • Veterinary Nursing Qualifications
  1. Veterinary Care Assistant
  2. Veterinary Receptionist
  3. Preparing for employment as a Veterinary Nurse

Unit Two: Veterinary Medical Terminology

Veterinary terminologies are easier to understand by breaking the word into small parts and focus on the meaning of each small part. A new word can be formed by adding a prefix before a word or base and a suffix can be added after a word or base. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Recognize common veterinary, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations and acronyms
  • Understand the meanings and uses of prefixes, and suffixes
  • Divide simple and compound words into their respective parts
  • Recognize and understand the words in the glossary of veterinary terms
  • Interpret veterinary terms into something you understand

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Veterinary Words in Easy Bites
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary of Veterinary Terms

Unit Three: Basic Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology Part One

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Identify and give the function of each of the cell’s major organelles and structures
  • Differentiate between cell and tissue
  • Compare the four major tissue types as related to their general characteristics
  • Recognize the following loose connective tissues: areolar, adipose and reticular, and the following dense connective tissues: dense regular, dense irregular, elastic
  • For each of the above tissues, justify each of the tissue’s locations with its function in that particular location
  • List the components and functions of the skeletal system
  • Examine and identify the bones of the axial and appendicular skeletons
  • Analyze the general structure and components of the vertebral column
  • Describe the criteria used to classify joints structurally and functionally
  • Compare the three types of muscle tissue with regard to appearance, location, function, and regulation of contraction
  • Define cell, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism
  • Describe the gross anatomy and histology of the heart
  • Examine blood flow through the heart
  • Contrast the structure and function of arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venues, and veins
  • Examine the components and functions of the lymphatic system

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Tissue Structure and Shape
  • The Body as a Whole
  • The Structure of the Cell
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Skeletal Structure
  • Muscles

Unit Four: Basic Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology Part Two

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Describe the gross anatomy and histology of the digestive system
  • Evaluate how carbohydrates, proteins, and fats change as they pass from mouth to the anus, identifying step-by-step changes and the roles played by the digestive tract and individual accessory organs
  • Describe the gross anatomy of the urinary system
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the endocrine and reproductive systems, such as the menstrual and ovarian cycles
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major divisions of the nervous system, their component structures, and the various homeostatic mechanisms that operate under nervous control

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Digestive and Excretory Systems
  • Urinary System
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Mating

Unit Five: Handling Animals

In approaching an animal, it is important to always assess the patient first, followed by asking the client to describe the normal behavior of the animal before approaching it, and to address whether the owner is going to help with situation or hinder it. Less restraint is also vital maintain control of the animal. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand why it is important to approach and handle an animal safely
  • Identify the different restraints and handling equipment used and understand how they are used
  • Know the importance of understanding animals? behavior when they are being or about to be handled
  • Understand how to correctly handle dogs and cat for basic veterinary procedures
  • Learn how to correctly handle exotic pets

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Approaching an Animal
  • Typical Restraints and Handling Equipment
  • Behavior
  • Correct Handling Methods 

Unit Six: Animal Diet and Nutrition

A basic understanding of nutrition is needed for a good diet for animals since diet is important to maintain their health.

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Know the different types of diet available to dogs and cats, and understand the pros and cons of each type
  • Identify and have a basic understanding of the different nutrients
  • Understand that animal dietary requirements change through life
  • Know the importance of nutrition in maintaining healthy animals
  • Learn the different ways to provide nutritional support to animal patients

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Importance of Nutrition
  • Types of Food
  • Stages of Life

Unit Seven: Animal Disease Part One

Cancer is a common occurrence in dogs and cats and veterinary care is needed promptly. Cancer is divided into two types, namely carcinoma and sarcomas. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • You will have an understanding of the different forms of cancer and its treatment
  • Know the different types of heart, liver and kidney disease
  • Have an understanding of the different signs of common heart, liver and kidney disease
  • Be able to recognize signs of heart, liver and kidney disease in animals
  • Learn the basic possible treatments on offer to animals with heart, liver and kidney disease

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Cancer
  1. Tests used for diagnoses
  2. Possible treatments
  3. Abdominal Dog and Cat Cancer
  4. Canine Bone Cancer or Osteosarcoma
  5. Mammary Cancer
  6. Feline Leukemia
  7. Canine Lymphoma
  8. Canine Mouth Cancer
  9. Canine Prostate Cancer
  10. Skin Cancer
  11. Testicular Cancer
  • Heart disease
  1. Signs
  2. Medications used to treat heart disease
  3. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  4. Irregular heartbeats
  5. Heart valve disease
  6. Congenital heart defects
  7. Dilated cardiomyopathy in cats
  8. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats
  9. Restrictive cardiomyopathy in cats
  10. Dilated cardiomyopathy of dogs:
  11. Other ways to help animals with heart disease
  • Liver Disease
  1. Tests used to diagnose liver disease
  2. Signs of liver disease
  3. Jaundice
  4. Hepatic Encephalopathy
  5. Ascites
  • Common Liver Diseases
  1. Acute Hepatic Failure
  2. Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver)
  3. Chronic Hepatitis
  4. Leptospirosis Hepatitis
  5. Cirrhosis
  6. Kidney
  • Common Kidney Diseases
  1. Chronic renal failure in cats
  2. Polycystic Kidney Disease
  3. Interstitial Nephritis
  4. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUD)

Unit Nine: Small Animal Emergency Nursing Part One

First aid is an important skill that requires common sense as being more knowledgeable increases the chance of survival and recovery of an animal. The simplest of things can make a big difference in the recovery rate. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand the aims and rules of first aid
  • You will learn different assessment techniques
  • Learn how to give ABC and CPR
  • Understand how to handle first aid patients
  • Have a basic understanding of the signs of shock and its treatment
  • Know how to put together an Animal First Aid Kit

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Aims
  • Assessment
  1. Airway
  2. Check the animal’s reflexes
  3. Corneal Reflex
  4. Pedal reflexes
  5. Light reflex
  • Animal First Aid Kit
  • ABC and CPR
  1. Airway
  2. Breathing
  3. How to perform the Heimlich maneuver
  4. Small Dogs and Cats
  5. Medium-size to Large Dogs
  6. Circulation
  • CPR
  1. At a Veterinary Practice
  • Handling a First Aid Patient
  • Shock

Unit Ten: Small Animal Emergency Nursing Part Two

A break or a crack in a bone is called a fracture. It has several different types and each type has their own issue and treatment. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand the different types of fractures and their first aid treatment
  • Learn what to do if an animal gets bitten or stung by an insect or adder
  • Learn how to stop hemorrhage and treat wounds and burns in a first aid situation
  • Understand how to treat diarrhea and vomiting
  • Have a basic understanding of the signs of hyperthermia and hypothermia and their treatment

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Fractures
  1. First aid of a suspected fracture
  2. Treatment at the vets
  • Bites and Stings
  1. Signs
  2. Treatment
  3. Adder Bites
  • Wounds and Burns
  1. Bleeding
  2. Direct Pressure
  3. Elevation
  4. Pressure on the Supplying Artery
  5. Tourniquet
  6. Procedure
  • Wounds
  1. Deep wounds
  2. Superficial wounds
  3. Burns
  4. First Aid
  5. Thermal or Electrical Burns
  6. Chemical Burns
  • Poisoning and Fitting
  1. Poisoning
  2. Fitting
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting
  1. First aid treatment
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
  1. First aid treatment
  2. Hypothermia
  3. First aid treatment

Unit Eleven: Infection Control

It is important to control and prevent the spread of infection since there is a higher risk of coming into contact with infection in a veterinary practice. Recognizing and managing the risk of infection is required to maintain the health of the patients and of the people who look after them. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand why it is important to have infection control protocols
  • Understand the basics of cleaning and disinfection
  • Learn about the different types of sterilization and how they are used
  • Know the importance of using personal protective equipment and when to use it
  • Understand the importance of hand hygiene, when to wash your hands and how to do it correctly
  • Learn when and how to isolate an infectious animal
  • Identify the different ways of disposing of veterinary waste

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Importance of Infection Control
  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Gloves
  3. Facial protection
  4. Outerwear
  5. Shoes
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  1. General rules for cleaning
  2. Top cleaning tips
  3. Equipment and surfaces
  4. Laundry
  5. Theatre
  6. Daily
  7. Weekly
  8. Spillages
  9. Sterilization
  • Types of Sterilization
  1. Cold sterilization
  2. Gas
  3. Ultrasound cleaners
  • Hand Hygiene
  1. Routine hand washing
  2. Antiseptic hand washing
  3. Surgical scrub
  • Isolation of Infectious Animals
  • Waste

Unit Twelve: Diagnostic Tests Used by Vets

In veterinary practice, Radiography Is one of the most common diagnostic tools used. It is used for diagnosing diseases and conditions in animals such as bone fractures, pregnancy, foreign bodies in the stomach and cancer.  

1The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Have a basic understanding of how and when radiography and ultrasound are used in veterinary practice
  • Be able to identify the pros and cons of both radiography and ultrasound scans
  • Understand how MRI scanning is used to diagnose animals? conditions
  • Understand why blood and urine tests are done
  • Be able to understand what different blood and urine test results mean
  • Know how to take a free catch urine sample from a dog and cat

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Radiography
  1. Ultrasound
  2. Radiography or ultrasound?
  3. Ultrasound advantages
  4. Radiography advantages
  5. X-ray disadvantages
  6. MRI scanning in animals
  • Blood Tests
  1. A complete blood count
  2. Biochemistry blood tests
  3. Glucose
  4. Total protein
  5. Calcium
  6. Albumin
  7. Sodium
  8. Cholesterol
  9. Alkaline phosphatase
  10. Amylase
  11. Creatinine
  12. BUN
  13. Phosphorus and potassium
  • Urine Tests
  1. How to take a urine sample
  2. Catheterization
  3. Aspiration
  4. Free catch
  5. Procedure for a free catch urine sample from a cat
  6. Procedure for a free catch urine sample from a dog
  7. Different types of urine tests
  8. Visual examination
  9. Specific gravity
  10. Dipstick
  11. pH
  12. Protein
  13. Glucose
  14. White blood cells
  15. Cultural sensitivity
  16. Microscopic examination

Unit Thirteen: Care of Ill Animals

A veterinary nurse needs to learn how to recognize both normal and abnormal behavior of different species. It is because the observation of a veterinary nurse can give the vets a valuable information that will assist in the diagnosis and treatment.

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand why it is important to monitor a patient and what to look out for
  • Learn the normal values and how to take temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Understand what is involved in the basic care of inpatients, including how to provide mental stimulation to them
  • Learn methods of medication administration
  • Understand the basic principles of fluid therapy, types of replacement fluid and methods of replacing them
  • Understand how to calculate the fluid requirements in animals
  • Know the importance of avoiding over-transfusion, and how to spot it

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Monitoring
  • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Basic Care of Inpatients
  • Administration of Medication
  • Basic Principles of Fluid Therapy 

Unit Fourteen: Operation Care

Anesthesia is given before surgical procedures as it artificially induce an insensitivity to pain by means of gas or injection. The most commonly used types of anesthetic are local anesthetic, sedation, and general anesthetic.  

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Understand the basics of veterinary anesthesia
  • Be able to identify the different stages and planes of veterinary anesthesia
  • Understand how to maintain a sterile field
  • Know how the schedule three of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 affects veterinary nurses
  • Be able to identify different common surgical instruments and understand how they are used
  • Understand how to prepare an animal for surgery

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Veterinary Anesthesia
  1. Local anesthetic
  2. Sedation
  3. General anesthetic
  4. Stages and planes of anesthesia
  5. Planes of anesthesia
  • Common Veterinary Surgical Procedures
  1. Elective procedures
  2. Dental surgery
  3. Surgical oncology
  4. Ophthalmic surgery
  5. Orthopedic surgery
  6. Caesarian section
  7. Cystotomy
  8. Foreign body removal
  9. Surgical wound repair
  • Schedule 3
  • The Sterile Field
  • Surgical Instruments
  1. Scissors
  2. Forceps
  • Surgical Preparation
  1. Preparing yourself for theatre work
  2. Visitors
  3. Theatre behavior
  4. Preparation of the animal for surgery
  5. Draping the patient
  6. Opening sterile packs

Unit Fifteen: Euthanasia

Pet Euthanasia is usually done by an animal professional as it is an act of deliberate killing, and it is carried out as human relief of suffering, behavioral issues, population control and the owner’s financial limitation. It should be done in a painless and quick manner. 

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • You will understand why it is sometimes necessary to euthanize an animal
  • Understand the difficulty of making the decision for euthanasia, and help to know when the time is right
  • Know the signs of a dying and dead animal
  • Understand the different types of burial and cremation
  • Learn how to care for the animals left behind

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Reasons for Euthanasia
  • Making the Decision
  • Euthanasia Process
  • Euthanasia of Exotic Pets
  • Signs of Dying Animal
  • Burial and Cremation
  • The Animals Left Behind

Unit Sixteen: Safety and Welfare

The learning outcome for this module are:

  • Have a knowledge of the different laws and regulations that control the veterinary workplace
  • Understand what a risk assessment and a health and safety policy are
  • Be able to identify the most common hazards in the veterinary practice and know how to minimize them
  • Understand what a zoonosis is and have a basic understand of the common ones
  • Understand the characteristics of animal rescues and welfare organizations
  • Be able to identify and understand the meaning of safety signs
  • Understand the veterinary nurse’s code of conduct

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Health and Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Hazards
  • Zoonosis

Animal Rescue and Welfare Organizations

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  • Lesson 1: Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Introduction and course structure
    • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
    • Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
    • Preparing for employment

    Lesson 2: Veterinary Medical Terminology

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Veterinary words in easy bites
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms
    • Glossary of veterinary terms

    Lesson 3: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part one


    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Major body cavities
    • Skeletal structure
    • Tissue structure and shape

    Lesson 4: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part two

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Digestive and excretory systems
    • Respiratory systems
    • Endocrine glands
    • Nervous system

    Lesson 5: Handling animals

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Approaching an animal
    • Typical restraints and handling equipment
    • Behaviour
    • Correct dog and cat handling methods
    • Exotic handling

    Lesson 6: Animal diet and nutrition 

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Importance of nutrition
    • Types of food
    • Nutrients
    • Stages of life
    • Nutritional support

    Lesson 7: Animal disease part one

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Cancer
    • Heart disease
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease

    Lesson 8: Animal disease part two

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Skeletal diseases
    • Skin diseases and parasites
    • Infectious diseases
    • Other common illnesses

    Lesson 9: Small animal Emergency nursing part one 

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Aims
    • Assessment
    • Animal first aid kit
    • ABC and CPR
    • Handling a first aid patient
    • Shock

    Lesson 10: Small animal Emergency nursing part two

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Fractures
    • Bites and stings
    • Wounds and burns
    • Poisoning and fitting
    • Diarrhoea and vomiting
    • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

    Lesson 11: Infection control

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Importance of infection control
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Sterilisation
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Isolation of an infecious animal
    • Waste

    Lesson 12: Diagnostic Tests used by Vets

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Radiography
    • Ultrasound
    • Radiography or ultrasound?
    • MRI scanning in animals
    • Blood Tests
    • Urine Tests

    Lesson 13: Care of ill Animals

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Monitoring
    • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
    • Basic care of inpatients
    • How do vets give animals medicine?
    • Giving oral,ear and eye medication
    • How vets manage fluid levels

    Lesson 14: Operation Care

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Veterinary anaesthesia   
    • Common veterinary surgical procedures
    • Schedule 3 Procedures
    • Sterile Field
    • Surgical instruments
    • Pre op preparation
    • Post op care

    Lesson 15: Euthanasia

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Reasons for euthanasia
    • Making the decision
    • Euthanasia process
    • Euthanasia of exotic pets
    • Signs of a dying animal
    • Signs of death
    • Burial and cremation
    • The animals left behind

    Lesson 16: Safety and welfare

    • The learning outcomes for this unit are:
    • Health and Safety laws and regulations
    • Hazards
    • Signs
    • Zoonosis
    • Safety tips
    • Animal rescue and welfare organisations
    • A veterinary nurses code of conduct

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
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15.  What is included with the course?

The onetime fee includes all training materials, including online content, diagrams, videos if included, interactive instructions and quizzes, plus you will receive a certificate upon completion.

16.  Do I need to buy textbooks?

All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

17.  Is the course interactive?

Yes, all our courses are interactive.

18.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

19.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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"If you are considering taking any “Courses for Success”, I would highly recommend it. I have always been a firm believer it’s important to always sharpen your skills. You are never too old to learn more. I found the courses very helpful, interesting and easy to understand.
The term “Courses for Success” helped me in my current position to succeed. After completing the courses, I gave my manager the completion certificates. Recently I received a promotion too."
Valencia Marie Aviles - 5 STAR REVIEW
"I had a very good experience with my course. It has helped me to get multiple jobs and prepared me for almost everything I would need to know. The course was very informative and easy to understand and broken up perfectly to be done in a short amount of time while still learning a good amount! I would recommend Courses for Success to anyone trying to get abs certifications for job advancements, it is well worth it!"
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"I have absolutely enjoyed the materials from Courses for Success. The materials are easy to understand which makes learning enjoyable. Courses for Success have great topics of interest which make you come back for more.
Thank you Courses for Success for being part of my learning journey and making education affordable!"

Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

20.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

21.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

22.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

23.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

24.  Can I take more than one course at a time?

Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go. 

25.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

26.  Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

27.  Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

28.  Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

29.  Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

30.  How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in. 

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Course Summary

Course ID: 007PCV
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: 8 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Duration: 24 hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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