À propos

Many people aspire to work with animals, but it can be difficult to distinguish the reality from the fluffy image. This course gives a firm grounding in reality, with essential skills such as animal handling and restraint, pet psychology and recognizing pain, and working as part of a veterinary team - as well as an understanding of technical terms, anatomy and physiology, and first aid.

The Veterinary Support Assistant (VSA) is a highly capable member of the veterinary team, trained informally within the practice. A VSA is responsible for many crucial jobs within the clinic, such as ensuring good hygiene and sterility, handling animals, and interfacing with clients. 

This course is of benefit to anyone with an interest in animal health, working with animals, or wondering if a career in the veterinary environment is right for them.

    Conditions requises

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Leçons

    Module 1: Veterinary Practice And The Veterinary Support Assistant

    • The aims of this course
    • What is a Veterinary Support Assistant?
    • The structure of veterinary practice
    • Roles within the clinic team
    • Confidentiality and professionalism

    Module 2: Developing Your Skill Set

    • The Practice Manual
    • Know your breeds
    • Listen and Learn
    • Understanding consent forms
    • Phone skills
    • Reception
    • Dealing with Anxious Clients
    • Using your Initiative
    • Personal appearance and manner

    Module 3: Veterinary Terminology

    • Commonly used terms
    • Common procedures
    • Abbreviations
    • Equipment within the practice

    Module 4: Basic Animal Handling

    • The principles of handling animals
    • Handling dogs
    • Handling cats
    • Handling small mammals
    • Handling exotics

    Module 5: Animal Psychology

    • How animals react to stress
    • Reading body language
    • Minimizing stress
    • Recognizing pain in animals

    Module 6: Advanced Animal Handling

    • Tools for handling the fractious animal
    • Restraining the fractious animal
    • Holding an animal for a medical examination
    • Holding an animal for a minor procedure
    • Holding an animal for a blood draw

    Module 7: Around The Veterinary Practice

    • Theatre protocol
    • Consultation protocol
    • Pre-operative preparations
    • Sterilizing instruments
    • Disinfection and disease control

    Module 8: Care Of In Patients

    • Monitoring animals and updating charts
    • TLC –Providing the optimum environment
    • Special measures (hand feeding and critical care)
    • Taking vital signs

    Module 9: Feeding Animals

    • Feeding the well animal
    • Food and surgery
    • Life stage nutrition
    • Prescription diets
    • Feeding the sick animal

    Module 10: Basic Anatomy

    • Anatomical terms
    • How animals differ from people

    Module 11: Basic Physiology

    • Physiological terms
    • Normal reference ranges

    Module 12: Euthanasia

    • Making a difficult decision
    • End of life choices
    • Euthanasia etiquette
    • How euthanasia is performed
    • Burial or cremation

    Module 13: Emergencies

    • Dealing with an emergency
    • Your role during an emergency
    • Basic principles of resuscitation

    Module 14: First Aid

    • Basic first aid
    • Bleeding
    • Shock
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Fractures

    Module 15: Health & Safety, And Regulations

    • Risks within the veterinary environment
    • The importance of hygiene
    • Ionizing radiation regulations
    • Prescribing regulations
    • Disposal of clinical waste

    Carrière

    Who is this course for?

    • Anyone looking at the options available for rewarding careers with animals
    • Animal lovers who want to help sick or injured animals in a veterinary practice
    • People who are considering becoming a veterinarian but are also considering other roles within a clinic
    • Anybody who works with or volunteers with animals, such as in a kennel, rescue center, or a vet clinic
    • People considering a career as a veterinary technician and who would like a glimpse into the challenging and rewarding work of animal care

    Opportunités de carrière

    • This course is suitable for anyone who handles animals at work or as a volunteer in a shelter
    • The course is a useful stepping stone to your animal-care degree or professional path in a veterinary clinic or hospital
    • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals
    • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals or are ready for a promotion

    Certification

    Vous devrez suivre chaque leçon dans son intégralité et répondre aux examens à la fin de chaque module de cours. Si votre taux de réussite dépasse 55 % à chaque examen, vous pourrez obtenir un certificat de réussite ou d'autres options d'accréditation pour reconnaître votre réussite.

    Tous les cours sont accrédités par l'International Council for Online Educational Standards et par l'Association Internationale des Collèges Privés de Carrière (www.iapcc.org). Lorsqu'ils terminent un cours avec succès, les étudiants peuvent choisir d'acheter un certificat ICOES qui reconnaît leur réussite, auprès de cette institution tierce.

    La plupart de nos cours vous permettront d'obtenir des crédits dans le cadre de la formation continue (CE) ou du développement professionnel continu (CPD). Les points CE/CPD sont acceptés et reconnus par les organismes professionnels membres et les institutions académiques à travers les États-Unis et au niveau international.

    Creator

    Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

    Expertise: Animal Health and Wellness, Veterinary

    Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

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    Veterinary Support Assistant

    10882 étudiants. Accrédité par ICOES. Certifié par IAPCC et CPD.

    10882 étudiants. 
    Accrédité par ICOES.
    Certifié par IAPCC et CPD.

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    À propos

    Many people aspire to work with animals, but it can be difficult to distinguish the reality from the fluffy image. This course gives a firm grounding in reality, with essential skills such as animal handling and restraint, pet psychology and recognizing pain, and working as part of a veterinary team - as well as an understanding of technical terms, anatomy and physiology, and first aid.

    The Veterinary Support Assistant (VSA) is a highly capable member of the veterinary team, trained informally within the practice. A VSA is responsible for many crucial jobs within the clinic, such as ensuring good hygiene and sterility, handling animals, and interfacing with clients. 

    This course is of benefit to anyone with an interest in animal health, working with animals, or wondering if a career in the veterinary environment is right for them.

      Conditions requises

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Leçons

      Module 1: Veterinary Practice And The Veterinary Support Assistant

      • The aims of this course
      • What is a Veterinary Support Assistant?
      • The structure of veterinary practice
      • Roles within the clinic team
      • Confidentiality and professionalism

      Module 2: Developing Your Skill Set

      • The Practice Manual
      • Know your breeds
      • Listen and Learn
      • Understanding consent forms
      • Phone skills
      • Reception
      • Dealing with Anxious Clients
      • Using your Initiative
      • Personal appearance and manner

      Module 3: Veterinary Terminology

      • Commonly used terms
      • Common procedures
      • Abbreviations
      • Equipment within the practice

      Module 4: Basic Animal Handling

      • The principles of handling animals
      • Handling dogs
      • Handling cats
      • Handling small mammals
      • Handling exotics

      Module 5: Animal Psychology

      • How animals react to stress
      • Reading body language
      • Minimizing stress
      • Recognizing pain in animals

      Module 6: Advanced Animal Handling

      • Tools for handling the fractious animal
      • Restraining the fractious animal
      • Holding an animal for a medical examination
      • Holding an animal for a minor procedure
      • Holding an animal for a blood draw

      Module 7: Around The Veterinary Practice

      • Theatre protocol
      • Consultation protocol
      • Pre-operative preparations
      • Sterilizing instruments
      • Disinfection and disease control

      Module 8: Care Of In Patients

      • Monitoring animals and updating charts
      • TLC –Providing the optimum environment
      • Special measures (hand feeding and critical care)
      • Taking vital signs

      Module 9: Feeding Animals

      • Feeding the well animal
      • Food and surgery
      • Life stage nutrition
      • Prescription diets
      • Feeding the sick animal

      Module 10: Basic Anatomy

      • Anatomical terms
      • How animals differ from people

      Module 11: Basic Physiology

      • Physiological terms
      • Normal reference ranges

      Module 12: Euthanasia

      • Making a difficult decision
      • End of life choices
      • Euthanasia etiquette
      • How euthanasia is performed
      • Burial or cremation

      Module 13: Emergencies

      • Dealing with an emergency
      • Your role during an emergency
      • Basic principles of resuscitation

      Module 14: First Aid

      • Basic first aid
      • Bleeding
      • Shock
      • Breathing difficulties
      • Fractures

      Module 15: Health & Safety, And Regulations

      • Risks within the veterinary environment
      • The importance of hygiene
      • Ionizing radiation regulations
      • Prescribing regulations
      • Disposal of clinical waste

      Carrière

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone looking at the options available for rewarding careers with animals
      • Animal lovers who want to help sick or injured animals in a veterinary practice
      • People who are considering becoming a veterinarian but are also considering other roles within a clinic
      • Anybody who works with or volunteers with animals, such as in a kennel, rescue center, or a vet clinic
      • People considering a career as a veterinary technician and who would like a glimpse into the challenging and rewarding work of animal care

      Opportunités de carrière

      • This course is suitable for anyone who handles animals at work or as a volunteer in a shelter
      • The course is a useful stepping stone to your animal-care degree or professional path in a veterinary clinic or hospital
      • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals
      • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals or are ready for a promotion

      Creator

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

      Expertise: Animal Health and Wellness, Veterinary

      Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice. As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.