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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.

    Requisitos

    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.

    Lecciones

    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

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    ¿Para quién es este curso?

    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.

    Posibilidades de carrera

    Upon completion of this course, there are many ways your career could develop. You could pursue a degree as a Vet Tech, work in a rescue and adoption center, work with foster animals, work in animal training or in a kennel. Being able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge in the care of animals will help you stand out to your employer.

    Certificados

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

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    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.

      Requisitos

      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.

      Lecciones

      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

      Carrera

      ¿Para quién es este curso?

      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.

      Posibilidades de carrera

      Upon completion of this course, there are many ways your career could develop. You could pursue a degree as a Vet Tech, work in a rescue and adoption center, work with foster animals, work in animal training or in a kennel. Being able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge in the care of animals will help you stand out to your employer.

      Certificados

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

      10040 Students

      Dinero Garantizada

      Acreditado

      Acreditado