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  • Accreditation by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 16 units

About the Level 3 Veterinary Support Assistant Certificate

Veterinary support assistants play a vital role in the running of a veterinary surgery. They work alongside veterinary nurses and surgeons to ensure the health and wellbeing of their animal patients. As a veterinary care assistant, your role would include grooming and feeding the animals, preparing the theatre, record keeping and monitoring the inpatients.

While you are studying towards this distance learning qualification you will quickly learn to use the appropriate medical terminology. The veterinary assistant training will also cover topics such as handling animals, small animal anatomy, euthanasia, infection control and animal safety and welfare. Altogether there are 16 modules to complete before you can embark on your new career.

Who should study this course?

This veterinary assistant course is aimed at individuals who want to become veterinary support assistants. It is also suitable for students planning to progress towards a career in veterinary nursing or even veterinary surgeons. Individuals with a passion for animals are also welcome to apply.

There are no prerequisites for any of our home study courses. All we ask is that you have access to our online portal, and interest in veterinary practices and that you are comfortable working through your distance learning course independently.

What happens after the course?

If you enjoyed studying towards this qualification, you may be interested in studying to a higher level. Many students go on to study veterinary nursing at university. Some people may even choose to progress to a degree in veterinary science.

On completion of your veterinary nurse qualifications you will be awarded a Level 3 certificate accredited by ABC Awards. This certificate should put you in good stance when applying for your first role as an animal nursing assistant. Alternative careers which may interest you include:

  • Animal care worker
  • Pet behaviour counsellor
  • Kennel worker

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

SAC Diploma

Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Lesson 1: Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Introduction and course structure
Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
Preparing for employment

Lesson 2: Veterinary Medical Terminology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Veterinary words in easy bites
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary of veterinary terms

Lesson 3: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part one


The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Cardiovascular system
Major body cavities
Skeletal structure
Tissue structure and shape

Lesson 4: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Digestive and excretory systems
Respiratory systems
Endocrine glands
Nervous system

Lesson 5: Handling animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Approaching an animal
Typical restraints and handling equipment
Behaviour
Correct dog and cat handling methods
Exotic handling

Lesson 6: Animal diet and nutrition 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Importance of nutrition
Types of food
Nutrients
Stages of life
Nutritional support

Lesson 7: Animal disease part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Cancer
Heart disease
Liver disease
Kidney disease

Lesson 8: Animal disease part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Skeletal diseases
Skin diseases and parasites
Infectious diseases
Other common illnesses

Lesson 9: Small animal Emergency nursing part one 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:
 
Aims
Assessment
Animal first aid kit
ABC and CPR
Handling a first aid patient
Shock

Lesson 10: Small animal Emergency nursing part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Fractures
Bites and stings
Wounds and burns
Poisoning and fitting
Diarrhoea and vomiting
Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Lesson 11: Infection control

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Importance of infection control
Personal protective equipment
Cleaning and Disinfection
Sterilisation
Hand Hygiene
Isolation of an infecious animal
Waste

Lesson 12: Diagnostic Tests used by Vets

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Radiography
Ultrasound
Radiography or ultrasound?
MRI scanning in animals
Blood Tests
Urine Tests

Lesson 13: Care of Ill Animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Monitoring
Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
Basic care of inpatients
How do vets give animals medicine?
Giving oral,ear and eye medication
How vets manage fluid levels

Lesson 14: Operation Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Veterinary anaesthesia   
Common veterinary surgical procedures
Schedule 3 Procedures
Sterile Field
Surgical instruments
Pre op preparation
Post op care

Lesson 15: Euthanasia

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Reasons for euthanasia
Making the decision
Euthanasia process
Euthanasia of exotic pets
Signs of a dying animal
Signs of death
Burial and cremation
The animals left behind

Lesson 16: Safety and welfare

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Health and Safety laws and regulations
Hazards
Signs
Zoonosis
Safety tips
Animal rescue and welfare organisations
A veterinary nurses code of conduct

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

About the Level 3 Veterinary Support Assistant Certificate

Veterinary support assistants play a vital role in the running of a veterinary surgery. They work alongside veterinary nurses and surgeons to ensure the health and wellbeing of their animal patients. As a veterinary care assistant, your role would include grooming and feeding the animals, preparing the theatre, record keeping and monitoring the inpatients.

While you are studying towards this distance learning qualification you will quickly learn to use the appropriate medical terminology. The veterinary assistant training will also cover topics such as handling animals, small animal anatomy, euthanasia, infection control and animal safety and welfare. Altogether there are 16 modules to complete before you can embark on your new career.

Who should study this course?

This veterinary assistant course is aimed at individuals who want to become veterinary support assistants. It is also suitable for students planning to progress towards a career in veterinary nursing or even veterinary surgeons. Individuals with a passion for animals are also welcome to apply.

There are no prerequisites for any of our home study courses. All we ask is that you have access to our online portal, and interest in veterinary practices and that you are comfortable working through your distance learning course independently.

What happens after the course?

If you enjoyed studying towards this qualification, you may be interested in studying to a higher level. Many students go on to study veterinary nursing at university. Some people may even choose to progress to a degree in veterinary science.

On completion of your veterinary nurse qualifications you will be awarded a Level 3 certificate accredited by ABC Awards. This certificate should put you in good stance when applying for your first role as an animal nursing assistant. Alternative careers which may interest you include:

  • Animal care worker
  • Pet behaviour counsellor
  • Kennel worker

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

SAC Diploma

Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Lesson 1: Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Introduction and course structure
Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
Preparing for employment

Lesson 2: Veterinary Medical Terminology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Veterinary words in easy bites
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary of veterinary terms

Lesson 3: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part one


The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Cardiovascular system
Major body cavities
Skeletal structure
Tissue structure and shape

Lesson 4: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Digestive and excretory systems
Respiratory systems
Endocrine glands
Nervous system

Lesson 5: Handling animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Approaching an animal
Typical restraints and handling equipment
Behaviour
Correct dog and cat handling methods
Exotic handling

Lesson 6: Animal diet and nutrition 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Importance of nutrition
Types of food
Nutrients
Stages of life
Nutritional support

Lesson 7: Animal disease part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Cancer
Heart disease
Liver disease
Kidney disease

Lesson 8: Animal disease part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Skeletal diseases
Skin diseases and parasites
Infectious diseases
Other common illnesses

Lesson 9: Small animal Emergency nursing part one 

The learning outcomes for this unit are:
 
Aims
Assessment
Animal first aid kit
ABC and CPR
Handling a first aid patient
Shock

Lesson 10: Small animal Emergency nursing part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Fractures
Bites and stings
Wounds and burns
Poisoning and fitting
Diarrhoea and vomiting
Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Lesson 11: Infection control

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Importance of infection control
Personal protective equipment
Cleaning and Disinfection
Sterilisation
Hand Hygiene
Isolation of an infecious animal
Waste

Lesson 12: Diagnostic Tests used by Vets

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Radiography
Ultrasound
Radiography or ultrasound?
MRI scanning in animals
Blood Tests
Urine Tests

Lesson 13: Care of Ill Animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Monitoring
Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
Basic care of inpatients
How do vets give animals medicine?
Giving oral,ear and eye medication
How vets manage fluid levels

Lesson 14: Operation Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Veterinary anaesthesia   
Common veterinary surgical procedures
Schedule 3 Procedures
Sterile Field
Surgical instruments
Pre op preparation
Post op care

Lesson 15: Euthanasia

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Reasons for euthanasia
Making the decision
Euthanasia process
Euthanasia of exotic pets
Signs of a dying animal
Signs of death
Burial and cremation
The animals left behind

Lesson 16: Safety and welfare

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Health and Safety laws and regulations
Hazards
Signs
Zoonosis
Safety tips
Animal rescue and welfare organisations
A veterinary nurses code of conduct

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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