Animal Nursing Training

Course Overview

Just like people, animals are susceptible to a variety of diseases and injuries that can affect their health and well-being. When animals get sick, it is important that they receive proper medical attention to prevent their condition from getting worse. Animal nursing is the discipline that ensures immediate and necessary medical care is provided to sick or injured animals.

Animal nursing is the practice of providing supportive care to animals that are receiving treatments. It is facilitated by animal nurses, who are considered as vital members of a veterinary team. The practice encompasses such functions as assessing the condition of animal patients, diagnosing diseases, handling and controlling animals, administering first aid, and monitoring the condition of ill animals. Animal nursing also ensures that pet owners are educated about the nutrition, preventative care, and behaviour of their pets.

Course Highlights

The course serves as a quick reference point for the basic concepts, practices, and procedures involved in animal nursing. It is meant to help participants, who are aspiring to become animal nurses or animal care workers, to know how to deliver proper and safe supportive care and therapeutic treatments to a wide variety of animals.

The course introduces participants to the veterinary field, discussing its structure, the key members of a veterinary team and their responsibilities, and the work of a veterinary or animal nurse. It also provides comprehensive coverage on the subject of animal life formation and development, with special emphasis on the essentials of animal anatomy and physiology.

Given that animal nursing is all about ensuring the health and welfare of animals, those involved in it must know how to carry out the responsibilities properly and safely and with consideration for industry standards. On that note, the course offers information and instructions on various nursing practices and procedures and their administration. That includes controlling and handling animals, diagnosing diseases, assessing nutritional requirements and tackling nutritional intake, first aid administration, condition monitoring, infection prevention and control, and assisting in surgical procedures.

Course Outline
  • Module 1: The veterinary field: structure and key members
  • Module 2: Veterinary nursing practice: responsibilities and needed qualifications
  • Module 3: Formation and development of animal life
  • Module 4: Structure of small animals’ skeleton and muscles
  • Module 5: Identifying animal body systems and their functions
  • Module 6: Background in animal reproduction
  • Module 7: Approaching and controlling animal patients
  • Module 8: Techniques for handling small animals
  • Module 9: Composition of good animal nutrition
  • Module 10: Nutritional intake and care of animals
  • Module 11: Animal diseases and procedures for their diagnosis
  • Module 12: Diseases commonly affecting small animals
  • Module 13: Diseases affecting the skin and skeletal system of small animals
  • Module 14: Familiarisation with infectious and non-communicable diseases
  • Module 15: Administering first aid to small animals
  • Moduie 16: Condition monitoring of sick animals
  • Module 17: Administration of fluid therapy
  • Module 18: Animal infection prevention and control
  • Module 19: Surgical procedures in the veterinary practice
  • Module 20: Veterinary care before and after operation
  • Module 21: Understanding the process of animal euthanasia
  • Module 22: Maintaining health and safety while at work

Minimum Technological Requirements

Device and Browser

Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

Pen and Paper

Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.

Internet Access

To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.

Price: $299