Unlocking Potential: Redefining The Role of Veterinary Care Assistants

Multiple Lecturers
Academies Veterinary Academies

£195.00 + VAT (Non-Member price)

£97.50 +VAT (Member price)

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This one-day course with Jennifer Mackinlay and Emma Baker will enhance the skills of Veterinary Care Assistants, fostering their confidence to provide gold-standard patient care and create stress-free environments within the clinic.

£195.00 + VAT (Non-Member price)

£97.50 +VAT (Member price)

Find out more about our Membership plans
  • Description

    Over 20 hours of CPD for just £195

    In today's bustling veterinary practices, veterinary care assistants and other supporting roles are increasingly relied upon to assist the team with the smooth running of the veterinary clinic.

    This interactive one-day course aims to broaden skills for all VCAs, expanding upon key knowledge and expertise required for everyday general practice, and enhancing confidence to allow VCAs to provide gold-standard patient care and support to the clinical team.

    Through a blend of theory and hands-on sessions, participants will explore the significant role they play in practice, increasing their competence in core areas. VCAs are well placed to quickly recognise signs of fear and stress in our patients, so particular emphasis will be placed on equipping them with techniques to create patient-friendly hospital environments. Delegates will increase their understanding of the impact of stress and gain confidence to implement changes that address not only patients' medical needs but also their emotional wellbeing.

    By the end of the course, VCAs will emerge equipped to support their practice teams effectively and provide exemplary care to their patients, whilst feeling empowered to excel in their roles and find their niche within the veterinary profession.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Understanding animal behaviour and creating stress-free hospital environments, including patient-friendly handling techniques
    • Infection control and quality improvement
    • Client care and emotional support
    • Practical skills and monitoring techniques
    • Tips on how to foster your niche and passion points in practice

    By booking onto this course you will also gain access to Central CPD On-Demand’s VCA Academy online learning series, giving you an
    additional 17 hours of further study usually worth £120+VAT.

  • Reviews

    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Billie Sundae

    Fantastic course! Very friendly instructors who went into great deal of info. Really appreciated the focus on fear, anxiety & stress
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Candi Porter

    Amazing course. Have learnt so much and feel more confident in the role I play in practice :)
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Carmen Martin

    Really useful course. Balanced theory-practice. Great premises and very knowledgeable teachers.
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Grace Thoroughgood

    Enjoyed the mix of practical + lectures. Very informative. Liked focus on behaviour + stress free.
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Chloe Fisher

    Very enjoyable, not patronising, clear advise/help. Great practicals, great tutors. Please do more for VCAs.
    Academies Veterinary Academies Attendee

    Coleen Rice

    This course has been very informative, both clinically + behaviorally. Mix of practical and discussion was very interesting. Tutors were very knowledgeable and patient with our questions.

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