Veterinary studies from ancient times to today
As early as ancient Egyptian and Indian times, literature has recorded veterinary medicine activity, referencing both hospitals for people and hospitals for animals.
In a similar fashion to medical doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically, veterinarians swear an oath that they will use their skills and knowledge for the overall benefit of society, by protecting the health and needs of every species of animal and also environmental protection, food safety, and public health.
Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are available for many species these days, greatly aiding modern veterinary techniques. Animals today can receive advanced medical, dental, and surgical care, including insulin injections, root canals, hip replacements, cataract extractions, and pacemakers.
Animal health courses
Animal care courses
Careers in Animal Care
When you are evaluating a possible career with working with animals, there is a vast range of jobs that should considered. The range of jobs may, in fact, be larger than you initially think.
Working in the animal care industry may see you working with dogs & cats, in a horse-related career, or with animal charities; alternatively, you may find yourself working with wildlife, in a veterinary career, a marine career, in zoo or safari parks, in addition to the many other types of careers working with animals.
An animal care course or veterinary training will increase delegates’ chances of developing a career working with animals and will give valuable, practical animal care experience.
Equine care courses
The equine / horse industry supports the needs of horses and assists their breeders, riders and trainers. Practitioners in this field help the horses experience optimal health and long life.
Horses around the world usually live outside, but with access to shelter from the elements. Shelter can often mean a barn, a stable, a shed or at least a shelter. Horses require room to exercise and run, as well as shelter both from wind and rain. They must have access to clean fresh water at all times, and access to adequate forage such as grass or hay. Horses grow a heavy coat of hair in the winter to keep warm and will usually stay warm if they are well-fed and are allowed access to shelter.
A well as equine veterinarians, there are plenty of considerations towards a horse’s daily life. Equine courses can help your stable staff in many areas, for example:
- Ensuring better pastures
- Fencing and pen structure, maintenance and repair
- Barn and stables
- Feeding and nutrition
- Hoof care and shoeing
- Leg care and bandaging
Equine care courses
Veterinary & Animal Care course delivery methods
Veterinary & Animal Care courses come in a vast range of formats to suit you and your organisation.
After you have found a course that meets your needs, ask the course provider for more information about their course teaching methods. For instance, coaches and trainers can come to your office (in-house training), you can attend an open course with delegates from other companies or you can take an online/distance course.
Points to consider regarding your Veterinary & Animal Care course are:
- Where will the course be held? In-company, in the student's home, at one of the course providers’ locations, or online?
- How will the course be run?
- Can the course accommodate your specific industry?
- Will the expected finishing level of the course match your requirements?
- What qualifications does your course teacher have?
- What experience does your teacher have in your professional area?
- What opportunities for organised social interaction for continued learning are provided?
Online Veterinary & Animal Care course
Know your own skill level and your own goals
Before taking a Veterinary & Animal Care course, consider your own proficiency and your ability and confidence to manage these functions in daily or business situations. The other essential consideration before deciding on training is to know your needs.
Take into account the areas you wish to improve in and note down any specific requirements you have in your role. Browse the different course proficiency levels and talk to the course providers about your own sales goals and if they can focus on your professional area.
Whatever your needs, you can be confident that the right content in your training or course will soon have you meeting your objectives.