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Harley Oxford Veterinary Nursing Course
Harley Oxford

Veterinary Nursing Course

London, United Kingdom

15 Hours


Full time, Part time

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USD 24 / per course

Distance Learning


  • Location: Online course
  • Certification: Included
  • Course Access: 12 Months
  • Exam Included: Yes
  • Entry Requirements: None
  • Compatibility: All major devices

Whether you are thinking about learning veterinary nursing as a hobby or you have an interest in working as a veterinary nurse assistant and want to boost your career to the next level, our Veterinary Nursing Diploma can give you the insight, skills and knowledge you need to thrive in this career.

Become a top-notch Veterinary Nursing Assistant, made up of seven modules with an average completion time of fifteen hours.

Introduction to Veterinary Nursing

This detailed course has been designed for anyone who wants to drive their career forward as a veterinary nursing assistant. The course covers a large variety of topics spanning over seven detailed modules.

During the veterinary nursing course, you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of animals, you will learn about behaviour, handling, and restraint and animal nutrition.

In addition to this, you can learn about animal nursing and assisting surgical assistance and so much more.

The great thing about this course is that there are no entry requirements so you can literally get started up today without having to study any other courses. You don’t need any specific education or work experience, just the desire to learn, enhance your knowledge and skills and succeed in your desired career moving forward.

Once you select the veterinary nursing diploma and your payment is received, you can start learning straight away. Everyone can study flexibly at different paces, which is why this course is such a great opportunity, enabling you to work and study in your available time. On completion of the course you will need to complete a multiple-choice test and on passing, you will be issued a certificate that you can download and print which is recognised by industry professionals.

What you will learn in the Veterinary Nursing Course

The veterinary nursing diploma is CPD accredited and comprises seven detailed modules for you to learn and gain knowledge from. In total the modules should take around fifteen hours to complete, bearing in mind that everyone studies at different paces and some people will have more time to study than others.

The essential modules in this course include:

  • You will learn Anatomical directional terms, the skeletal system and internal organs
  • Gain a closer understanding of canine and feline body language
  • Learn body condition scoring, risk factors and assessing food
  • You will learn how pain assessment, nutritional assessment and general nursing care
  • As part of this course, it’s important to understand the sterilisation process

Benefits of the Veterinary Nursing Course

The veterinary nursing course will provide you with a host of skills and knowledge you will be able to use on a daily basis. There are a number of benefits to completing the veterinary nursing course:

  • Master what it takes to become a professional veterinary nursing assistant.
  • Accelerate your career as a veterinary nursing assistant.
  • Learn new skills that will add value to your CV.
  • A financially rewarding career with flexibility and career progression.

Please note the RCVS holds the register of Veterinary Surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs). In order to be listed on the register as an RVN, an individual would have to have completed a qualifications accredited by RCVS, this course is not accredited by RCVS.

Course Modules/Units

Course Introduction

  • Introduction to the Veterinary Nursing career
  • Employment Options

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

  • Anatomical directional terms
  • Skeletal system
  • Branches of science
  • Body systems
  • External anatomy
  • Common veins and Muscles
  • Internal organs

Behaviour, Handling, and Restraint

  • Canine body language
  • Feline Body Language

Animal Nutrition

  • Nutrition Overview
  • Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Water
  • Palatability
  • Weight management and Patient history
  • Body condition scoring
  • Risk factors and Assessing the food

Animal Nursing and Assisting

  • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Pain assessment and Nutritional assessment
  • General nursing care

Surgical Assistance

  • The sterilisation process
  • Preparing items for the autoclave and Wrapping a surgical pack
  • Cold sterilisation and Instruments
  • Suture Material, Gowns and Drapes
  • The sterile field and Preparing for surgery
  • Gowning and Gloving
  • Opening and passing sterile items
  • Preparing the patient and Post-surgical procedures

Preparing for Internships and Employment

  • Interviews
  • CV writing
  • Cover letters

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