This veterinary approved and externally accredited online course is written and designed by a qualified registered veterinary nurse and clinicial animal behaviourist. Easy-to-digest lessons give you the flexibility to learn at home at your own pace.
Veterinary receptionists’ are invariably the ones who have to deal with emergencies over the phone and at the front desk. So having some knowledge of first aid could be the difference between life and death.There are no exams, but to obtain your certificate of completion you must answer some multiple choice questions, which have been designed to ensure that you have learned the material. Like human first aid, it is recommended that you refresh your skills every three years.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caroline is a qualified member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and a registered clinical animal behaviourist with the Association of Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour
Counselling and is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Caroline holds a professional teaching qualification.
- The course recognises that the veterinary surgeons act 1966 restricts the diagnosis and treatment of an animal by another person other than a qualified and registered veterinary surgeon. However any lay person can carry out first aid in an emergency situation.
- For all first aid cases, a veterinary surgeon should be contacted as soon as possible.
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The canine first aid course was packed with information. Nothing was left uncovered from CPR and bleeds to strains, sprains and prioritising injuries. The course was topped off with great videos, diagrams and downloadable leaflets. I have gained knowledge on topics I didn’t know about and have furthered my knowledge in other areas. The course is definitely worth doing and has given me more confidence within my job role as well as with my own pets.