Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Zoo and Exotic Species
City & Guilds Accredited
5 Units make up the whole Advanced Programme. However, each course stands alone, will be certified individually from City & Guilds and is worth 50 hours of CPD. You can study one course at a time, or enrol for multiple courses.
The 5 courses are:
Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Avian Species Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Reptiles and Amphibians Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Small Mammals Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Wildlife Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Zoo Animals
NO EXAMS!!!!!! Online assessment which can be completed from any country Open to Veterinary Nurses in UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Hong Kong, Scandinavia and many other countries Open to Veterinary Technicians from USA You can enrol at any time 2 years to complete each course and the final assessment
Course goes live 1st April 2018, but you can enrol at any point - no set enrolment dates
Avian, Reptile/Amphibian, Small mammal and Wildlife courses cover the following subjects:
• Anatomy & Physiology • Reproduction/Breeding and husbandry • Nutrition • Restraint / Handling • Anaesthesia • Fluid therapy • Emergency and Critical Care • Common diseases and nursing care The Wildlife course also covers rehabilitation and reintroduction.
The Zoo Course covers a variety of different species including marsupials, primates, cetaceans, giraffes, elephants and many other species of mammals and birds. This course encompasses:
• Anatomy & physiology • Reproduction/Breeding and husbandry • Nutrition • Restraint / Handling / Enclosure design / Management of zoo animals • Anaesthesia • The Zoo industry (eg. IUCN, CITES, Legislation), conservation and reintroduction • Preventative healthcare, common diseases and nursing care
Course material is available to students through a dedicated online platform. On enrolment students will be provided with a password to enable access to moodle. All coursework, supporting material and submission of assignments is carried out through the online platform.