Veterinary terminology and the correct usage thereof. Human relations, responsibilities toward the employer, patients, clients and service providers. Career paths in the veterinary nursing profession. Collegiality and professional associations, veterinary-related laws and professional ethics, wellness management.
An introduction to establishing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating sustainable quality co-operative partnerships with communities and providing consistent veterinary nursing input in order to improve animal health and welfare within a One Health Context. Opportunity to interact with professionals and community partners working in developing communities, important communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. An introduction to research methodology, including defining a research question, research design, sampling design, methods of data collection, data analysis and interpretation and report writing.
Aspects of animal welfare science and animal protection applied to companion animals (cats, dogs, horses) and production animals (cattle, sheep, pigs), and human-animal interactions.