Veterinary Support Assistant

Veterinary Support Assistant

  • 50 ONLINE STUDY HOURS
  • INCLUDES VIDEO CONTENT
  • FULLY ACCREDITED BY ICOES
  • FREE PDF CERTIFICATE
  • 14 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEED

$ 299

Anybody who comes into regular contact with animals be that in a kennel, rescue center, or a vet clinic would benefit from this course. Those who are considering a career as a Veterinary Technician would be able to get a glimpse into the challenging and rewarding work in the Veterinary and Animal care industries.

COURSE MODULES

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
  • Theater 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
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

SOME GOOD REASONS

200k+ 11k New Students

Teaching 200,000 + 11,000 new students every month, from over 131 countries. As all study is completed online, you can learn anywhere, anytime that suits you.

International Accreditation

All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org, which ensures the highest educational standards.

24/7 Access

Our courses can be accessed from a PC, laptop/tablet or mobile device! We offer assistance from our friendly team by email, phone and our 24/7 Help Centre.

Something For Everyone

Courses created just for you. We have a wide range of topics to choose from and with courses ranging from 30 to 160 hours there is something to suit everyone.

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Step 1

Registration

Follow the easy registration process to enrol in your course today.

Step 2

Study

Absorb course content easily with clearly structured information, helpful illustrations and hands on video tutorials. Study anywhere, anytime that suits you within your course duration.

Step 3

Assessment

Reinforce new learning with assessment of important points at the end of each module.

Step 4

Certification

On completion, receive your certificate which confirms your achievement.

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