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Working within a Veterinary Practice is a very rewarding and exciting career for anyone who loves animals. The purpose of this Veterinary Support Assistant aims to teach the vital knowledge for any veterinary support assistant looking to become better qualified within the veterinary industry. The course covers a number of key areas that are involved when working in a veterinary practice and will explore the roles and responsibilities that a support assistant would have. 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.

Method of Assessment:

Upon conclusion of the course, there’s an online multiple-choice quiz assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course. The test is marked immediately and results are published instantly (60% pass mark).

Certification:

Certificates can be obtained at an additional cost of £14 for PDF, £29 for Printed Hardcopy format and £39 for Both PDF and Hardcopy Certificates.

Requirements

There are no academic entry requirements for this course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.

Course Curriculum

Psychology of Dog Behaviour
Dealing with Dogs 00:07:00
Behaviour in Dogs 00:08:00
Psychology of Dogs 00:07:00
Aggression in Dogs 00:10:00
Psychology of Cat Behaviour
Dealing with Cats 00:06:00
Behaviour in Cats 00:07:00
Aggression and Cats 00:07:00
Psychology of Cats 00:06:00
Psychology of Rabbit Behaviour
About Rabbits 00:06:00
Behaviour of Rabbits 00:06:00
Animal Care
Animal Welfare 00:30:00
Animal Health 00:30:00
Different Kinds of Animals 00:30:00
Animal Handling and Restraint 00:30:00
Animal Transporting 01:00:00
Animal Feeding 00:30:00
Assessment of the Risk 00:30:00
Animal Caging 00:30:00
Pet Dog Care
Understanding the appropriate food ingredients 00:30:00
Dogs need different diets at different ages 00:15:00
Vitamin and mineral supplements 00:15:00
Boredom and variety 00:15:00
Cost of feeds 00:15:00
Dry vs. Canned food 00:15:00
Homemade diets 00:15:00
Food allergies 00:30:00
How much should I feed my dog? 00:30:00
How often should I feed my dog? 00:30:00
Signs of ill health 00:30:00
Heart worm, fleas and other parasites 00:30:00
Heartworm prevention 00:15:00
Common questions about heartworm 00:30:00
Fleas and other parasites 00:30:00
Do parasites cause “Scooting”? 00:15:00
Preventing dental disease 00:30:00
Home dental care 00:30:00
Veterinary dental treatments 00:30:00
The importance of the physical examination 00:30:00
Why are regular check-ups important? 00:15:00
What happens during an examination? 00:30:00
How often should my pet be examined? 00:15:00
How to administer medicine 00:30:00
Nursing a sick dog 00:30:00
Vaccinations 00:30:00
Common questions about vaccinations 00:30:00
Spaying and neutering 00:30:00
Spaying of the Female dog 00:30:00
Surgical neutering of the male dog 00:30:00
Pet health insurance 00:30:00
Clipping a dog 00:15:00
First steps in grooming 00:30:00
Bathing a dog 00:30:00
Pet Identification 00:30:00
Pet First Aid
Introduction to Pet First Aid 00:15:00
What is First Aid? 00:15:00
Abscess & Bandaging 00:15:00
Bee Stings / Insect Bites & Bleeding 00:15:00
Bloat and Burns 00:15:00
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 00:15:00
Chemical Injuries, Dehydration 00:15:00
Diarrhea, Vomiting & Difficult birth 00:15:00
Electrocution & Eye Injuries 00:15:00
Fainting/Dizziness (Syncope) 00:15:00
First Aid for Choking & Poisoning 00:15:00
Fractures / Injuries 00:15:00
Hyperthermia (Heat Stroke, Heat Prostration) 00:15:00
Impalement Injuries, Near Drowing 00:15:00
Physical Exam Checklist for Pets 00:30:00
Preventing a Health and Safety Crisis 00:15:00
Choking & Poisoning 00:15:00
Travelling 00:15:00
Shock 00:15:00
Snakebite 00:15:00
Straining & Sunburn 00:15:00
When Your Pet Cannot Breathe 00:15:00
Introduction to Food Types, Types of Diet and Pet Food Labels
Pet Food Types 00:30:00
Types of Diet 00:15:00
Understanding Pet food labels 00:30:00
The importance of complete and balanced nutrition 00:15:00
Who Determines Nutrient Requirements of Cats and Dogs? 00:15:00
Energy requirements of the adult cat and dog 00:30:00
Importance of Pet Nutrition
Benefits of Proper Nutrition 00:15:00
What’s the importance of good nutrition? 00:15:00
What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Food 01:00:00
Pet Nutrition: Life Stages 00:15:00
The Process of Food Digestion 00:15:00
Pet Weight 00:30:00
Weight Problems and Solutions 00:30:00
Pet Feeding Guide
Snacks and Treats 00:15:00
Adding Herbs to Pet’s Food 00:15:00
Fruits and Veggies for Pets 00:15:00
Pets not Eating & Overeating 00:30:00
Pet Foods to Avoid 00:15:00
Feeding Rabbits 00:15:00
Feeding Hamsters 00:15:00
Feeding Fishes 00:15:00
Feeding Birds 00:30:00
Feeding Reptiles 00:15:00
Final Exam
Mock Exam

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