Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course

Gain A Career In A Veterinary Practice

Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course

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Gain A Career In A Veterinary Practice

This 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a qualified Veterinary Support Assistant
  2. Comprehensive 16 module Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Veterinary Support experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

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 
About this Course

Gain A Career In A Veterinary Practice

This 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a qualified Veterinary Support Assistant
  2. Comprehensive 16 module Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Veterinary Support experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

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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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OAVSAD
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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