ANIMAL CARE COURSE OPENS CAREER OPTIONS
IT’S a good day in a vet surgery if you don’t get wee on you, according to the teacher of the popular Certificate IV offered by Open College, Sally Lee.
But for those with an affinity with animals and a desire to work in a varied and important field, it could be the perfect career.
The certificate is the national standard that you need to study if you would like to work as a veterinary nurse.
The course covers health and safety issues, infection control, triaging, nutrition, nursing skills, medical nursing, surgical and theatre prep, pathology, imaging and dental procedures. This course provides a foundation to take on roles outside a vet surgery including kennel attendants, pet groomers, wildlife rescue centres. For details visit: opencolleges.edu.au
It’s primarily an online course with a lot of theory covered before students get a chance to practise their skills in a clinic setting.
Once students start their placement, materials are designed to reflect their progression in the clinic.
This course suits people who don’t mind getting dirty and really would like to make a difference in animals’ and pet owners’ lives.
Animal lovers might like a career as a veterinary nurse.