Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. A veterinary nurse works as a member of the veterinary team, providing expert nursing care for sick animals. Veterinary nurses also play a significant role in educating owners on maintaining the health of their pets. They carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary direction. Veterinary Nurses are registered professionals and work within the standards and scope of practice defined by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) http://www.rcvs.org.uk/about-us/the-role-of-the-rcvs/.
You will learn about:
- Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice
- Infection control in veterinary practice
- Veterinary Emergency and critical care Nursing Care
- Diagnostic techniques for veterinary nurses
- Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements
Apprentices will complete a Licence to Practise Veterinary Nursing qualification at Level 3.