This course has been developed for those who want to work in a veterinary setting. It covers all the knowledge and understanding of topics that are required to assist in the veterinary practice with the exception of the work experience and practical related subjects.
This first part will be particularly useful for any one caring for a range of animals in a professional capacity. The second part is aimed specifically at the veterinary practice assistant.
This a particularly detailed and comprehensive course that is unrivalled in the world of home study.
- An introduction to some of the common animal species that may be kept as pets
- The history of keeping different pets
- Choosing a species that particularly interests you and research its care and management, to give advice to pet owners
- Taking your knowledge of the different species from module 1 even further
- Introduction to body systems of commonly kept pets
- Physiology of respiratory system
- Physiology of reproduction
- Physiology of circulatory system
- The differences between different species
- How to maintain the health of commonly kept pet species
- Good hygiene
- The care required in terms of preventative healthcare
- Feeding and selecting a suitable diet for particular species
- Parasite control
- Some of the common health problems are covered and how to deal with them
- Handling and restraining different species in order to carry out health checks and to perform any routine procedures, such as grooming or nail trimming
- If working within a veterinary practice, methods to restrain animals for veterinary examination
- Basic first aid information for a variety of species
- What to do in an emergency
- Assessing a situation to decide when veterinary attention is required
- Male and Female reproductive physiology
- Male dog and the Bitch
- Phantom pregnancies
- Pre or post season spays
- Tomcats and Queens
- Spaying while in season and during pregnancy
- Spaying while feeding kittens
- Flank versus midline
- Feral colonies
- Benefits of neutering cats
- The male rabbit (Buck) and the Doe
- Feeding before and after surgery
- Post-op checks
- What is a vaccine?
- Dog vaccines
- Cat vaccines
- Ferret vaccines
- Bird vaccines
- Surgical Procedures
- Common Operations
- Pre-operative instructions
- Emergency surgery
Study Level 3
The study level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.
6 Module Course
This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.
Fees: Including VAT
Course fee – R11 110 (includes registration and 6 modules)
Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R1595 per module.