A course for those seeking employment as a veterinary nurse, or pet owners and animal breeders interested in exploring veterinary practice. Introduced to basic care of dogs and cats, and the role of a veterinary nurse on a day to day basis.



National Code 0008IVN03
Study Areas Animal Studies
Study Level Short Course

Lectures, discussion, demonstrations. Focus is on comon pet species.  

Introduction to Veterinary Practice

  • Roles of the veterinary nurse
  • Getting a job

Introduction to Dog and Cat Behaviour

Introduction to basic Dog and Cat Health

  • First Aid for Dogs and Cats

Introduction to nutrition for Cats and Dogs

Assisting  the Veterinarian in consulations.

The Role of the Veterinary Nurse in Surgery

The Role of the Veterinary Nurse in Reception.

There is no formal assessment in the program. You will be awarded a certificate of attendance if you attend all sessions.

There are no prerequisites for this course or work requirements

No materials required

The program provides an introduction to the role of a veterinary nurse.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 03:35pm