ABOUT THE COURSE
As a veterinary nurse you should be hard working, passionate about animals, pragmatic and dedicated to your work; many veterinary nurses end up taking their work home with them – often quite literally in the form of kittens and that need hand rearing or abandoned or stray animals.
Some of the tasks you may be involved with include:
- Preparing animals for surgery and performing minor surgical procedures
- Monitoring anaesthetised animals
- Nursing sick animals and administering medication
- Taking x-rays and carrying out diagnostic tests
- Advising owners on the health and welfare of their pets
- Taking bookings, payments and completing necessary paperwork
- Running nurse clinics, such as diet, worming and grooming consultations
WHAT YOU’LL STUDY
You will cover the following requirements from Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
- Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements
- Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice
- Infection control in veterinary practice
- Materials, equipment and resources
- Veterinary Nursing Care
- Emergency and critical care
- Diagnostic techniques for veterinary nurses
Skill covered include: Legislation affecting practice, communication, clinical skills, self-management and professionalism.
- Work within legal and ethical limits
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WHAT WILL I NEED?
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 or equivalent in Maths, English and a science subject, plus two others.
WHAT WILL THE COURSE LEAD TO?
On completion of this course, you can progress onto further study in this field or into a career in the sector.