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Veterinary Assistant Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Veterinary Assistant Diploma Course

What will you learn?

The Veterinary Assistant Diploma Course is designed to teach students all about this rewarding, interesting, and sometimes hard role. This course will give you the knowledge needed to prepare you to work in a veterinary surgery.

The course covers common pets, handling, first aid, and common illnesses and health signs that you will see in animals. The role is just as much about people as it is about their pets/animals, and so the course covers not only animal anatomy, but also the emotional expectations o...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 - Pets and their People
  • Part 1: What Are Pets?
  • Part 2: Communication
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 Animal Care and Welfare
  • Part 1: Signs of Health
  • Part 2: The Five Freedoms
  • Part 3: Infection Types
  • Part 4: Parasites
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Anatomy and Physiology
  • Part 1: The Skeletal System
  • Part 2: Nervous System
  • Part 3: Respiratory System
  • Part 4: Endocrine System
  • Part 5: The Digestive System
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 Genes and Reproduction
  • Part 1: Genes and Reproduction
  • Part 2: Genes
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 First Aid and Handling
  • Part 1: First Aid and Handling
  • Part 2: Prepare Your Calm in Advance
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Common Illness and Surgery
  • Part 1: Common Illness and Surgery
  • Part 2: Pseudocyesis
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Medication and Immunity
  • Part 1: Medication Absorption Terms
  • Part 2: Antibiotics
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Beyond Veterinary Treatment
  • Part 1: Types of Veterinary Surgery
  • Part 2: Veterinary Treatment and the Law
  • Part 3: Daily Life in a Surgery
  • Part 4: Finding a Position
  • Part 5: STAR
  • References and Resources
  • Module 8 Assessment
Veterinary Assistant Diploma Course

Who would benefit from this course?

Whether you currently work with animals or would like to, the Veterinary Assistant Diploma Course has been created to help you to understand the role and function of a veterinary assistant.

The aim is to give students the knowledge they need to be able to make an informed decision on whether they wish to follow a career in this area; moving onto a full-time qualification or work-based training/an apprenticeship.

Accreditations

The Veterinary Assistant Diploma will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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