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Animal Care One Day Course – Introduction to Animal Nursing - Level 1


This one-day introductory course is designed for adults aged over 19 who are interested in pursuing a career as a veterinary nurse or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of animal care to help with looking after their own pets.

The course is perfect for those who are considering studying veterinary nursing or animal care at college or university.

During the course, you will learn the essential skills required for animal nursing, including handling, restraint, and health checking of a variety of animals, basic anatomy and physiology, surgical instrument care and identification, fluid therapy techniques, and more.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your communication skills as you work alongside experienced veterinary nurses. The course will be delivered through a combination of practical sessions and classroom-based learning.

You will have the chance to practice your skills on a range of animals including reptiles and small mammals. You will also have access to equipment used in veterinary practices.

At the end of the course, you will have gained a solid understanding of animal nursing, as well as practical skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

Start dates and fees


  • £22*

*Tuition fees are waived for adults aged 19 and over (on the 31 August 2022), unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or are employed and earning less than £20,319 per year.

Entry requirements

  • No prior qualifications are required to attend this course.
  • Attendees must be aged 19 or over and have a genuine interest in animal care.

What does the course lead to?

  • Veterinary Nurses
  • Animal Care
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Welfare
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Kennel/Cattery Manager

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

To apply, please contact Polly Wiltshire.

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