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Veterinary Support Assistant

Regular Price: $247

Special Price: $41

  • 30h - 45 Days
  • 2 students have purchased
  • Express
Holly and Hugo
18 Westland Square, Pearse St.,Dublin 2, Ireland 2 See in Google maps


  • Access to your Virtual Campus account at any time
  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course


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.

Learn how to become part of a veterinary team by mastering the skills and knowledge required.

MODULE 1: Veterinary Practice and the Veterinary Support Assistant
1.1 The aims of this course
1.2 What is a Veterinary Support Assistant?
1.3 The structure of veterinary practice
1.4 Roles within the clinic team
1.5 Confidentiality and professionalism

MODULE 2: Developing Your Skill Set
2.1 The Practice Manual
2.2 Know your breeds
2.3 Listen and Learn
2.4 Understanding consent forms
2.5 Phone skills
2.6 Reception
2.7 Dealing with Anxious Clients
2.8 Using your Initiative
2.9 Personal appearance and manner

MODULE 3: Veterinary Terminology
3.1 Commonly used terms
3.2 Common procedures
3.3 Abbreviations
3.4 Equipment within the practice

MODULE 4: Basic Animal Handling
4.1 The principles of handling animals
4.2 Handling dogs
4.3 Handling cats
4.4 Handling small mammals
4.5 Handling exotics

MODULE 5: Animal Psychology
5.1 How animals react to stress
5.2 Reading body language
5.3 Minimizing stress
5.4 Recognizing pain in animals

MODULE 6: Advanced Animal Handling
6.1 Tools for handling the fractious animal
6.2 Restraining the fractious animal
6.3 Holding an animal for a medical examination
6.4 Holding an animal for a minor procedure
6.5 Holding an animal for a blood draw

MODULE 7: Around the Veterinary Practice
7.1 Theater protocol
7.2 Consultation protocol
7.3 Pre-operative preparations
7.4 Sterilizing instruments
7.5 Disinfection and disease control

MODULE 8: Care of In Patients
8.1 Monitoring animals and updating charts
8.2 TLC –Providing the optimum environment
8.3 Special measures (hand feeding and critical care)
8.4 Taking vital signs

MODULE 9: Feeding Animals
9.1 Feeding the well animal
9.2 Food and surgery
9.3 Life stage nutrition
9.4 Prescription diets
9.5 Feeding the sick animal

MODULE 10: Basic Anatomy
10.1 Anatomical terms
10.2 How animals differ from people

MODULE 11: Basic Physiology
11.1 Physiological terms
11.2 Normal reference ranges

MODULE 12: Euthanasia
12.1 Making a difficult decision
12.2 End of life choices
12.3 Euthanasia etiquette
12.4 How euthanasia is performed
12.5 Burial or cremation

MODULE 13: Emergencies
13.1 Dealing with an emergency
13.2 Your role during an emergency
13.3 Basic principles of resuscitation

MODULE 14: First Aid
14.1 Basic first aid
14.2 Bleeding
14.3 Shock
14.4 Breathing difficulties
14.5 Fractures

MODULE 15: Health & Safety, and Regulations
15.1 Risks within the veterinary environment
15.2 The importance of hygiene
15.3 Ionizing radiation regulations
15.4 Prescribing regulations
15.5 Disposal of clinical waste"


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to info@hollyandhugo.com. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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