When considering a career in animal care, the many avenues and organisations available can make it difficult to know where to start.
This course from Learning Lounge will help inform your future career choices in the animal care sector. You’ll gain an overview of animal facilities, with a specific focus on veterinary care, and examine a variety of roles available within them.
Examine the different types of animal facilities
From animal rescues to zoos, animal care organisations can be extremely varied, as can the work they entail.
You’ll delve into common facility types, exploring the main tasks that you would experience in various roles, helping you identify any areas of interest.
Investigate the daily tasks of staff in veterinary clinics
Taking a closer look at the responsibilities of those working in veterinary practices, you’ll explore the complete cycle of animal care and surgery including patient care, maintaining equipment, running laboratory tests, cleaning, and stock management.
You’ll also examine the sensitive topics of euthanasia, burial and other alternatives, giving you insights into staff roles from admin and reception to veterinary surgeons.
Identify the benefits and challenges of various veterinary facilities
Within the field of veterinary care, there are also choices to make about what kind of facility you’d be most suited to.
You’ll identify the differences between clinics and hospitals, specialist and general care, and independent or corporate practices. This will allow you to weigh up the pros and cons of each facility within the context of your own career goals.
You’ll end this course understanding the roles and responsibilities of various staff within animal care facilities, helping you plan your own career path in the veterinary sector.