Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

This course will guide you as a veterinary nurse through all the components of infection control, including the physiology of the immune system and its functions, routes of disease transmission, infection control protocols, barrier nursing and other biosecurity factors.

There will also be details on some of the more commonly witnessed infectious diseases.

As a Veterinary Nurse, you play a vital role in the prevention, management, and control of infectious diseases within the veterinary environment.

You can make a significant difference to the outcome and potential spread of infectious diseases.

The veterinary nurse’s knowledge of the disease, its route of transmission and the correct protocols to manage it, will facilitate skills necessary to make informed decisions on the correct handling of each case.

You are also ideally placed to support client education on infectious diseases, transmission, control, and prevention, with nurse clinics being the ideal platform in which to convey this information.

All our courses include small bitesize videos with an accompanying workbook, so you don't have to write a single word (unless you want an excuse to get your stationary out 😉)

What you will learn!

This Course has 4 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn..

  • Immunity, Disease Transmission and Portals of Exit.

  • Vaccinations, What Are They and How Do They Work?

  • Common Infectious Diseases of the Cat, Dog and Rabbit.

  • Barrier Nursing, Isolation and Quarantine Techniques

  • Establishment of an Infection.

  • Zoonosis and Anthroponosis.

  • Veterinary Hospital Biosecurity.

  • Hospital Acquired infections (HAI).

  • Disinfectants! The Why's, How's and When's!

  • Writing an SOP on Infection Control and much more...

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive 84 page course workbook, interactive activities to complete, downloadable additional resources and a 35 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...


Bsc (Hons), RVN PGCE VNCertECC

Emma Annis

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 after completing my training at a very busy small animal hospital in Milton Keynes. Since then, I have worked in a variety of practices and nursed a vast array of species including; small animals, large animals, equines, zoo and exotic animals. During my time in practice, I have worked with many students as their clinical coach and really enjoyed watching each student blossom and qualify into superb veterinary nurses.

Prior to qualifying as a veterinary nurse, I undertook an honours degree in Animal Agriculture and a level 3 diploma in Equine Studies.

I worked in the veterinary industry for many years before moving into teaching. I have taught a variety of level 2 and level 3 courses in multiple further education settings. My subjects have been; Animal Management, Animal Nursing, Veterinary Care Assistant, Veterinary Care Support and Veterinary Nursing. I completed my PGCE and qualified as a lecturer in further education in 2015. From 2015 to present I have worked in a mixture of teaching and veterinary nursing roles. During this time, I became increasingly interested in emergency and critical care nursing and went on to complete my certificate in ECC with Vets Now. My interest for ECC nursing has continued since then and I truly believe the basis of it encompasses all aspects of veterinary nursing.

At the start of 2021 I set up my own business as a veterinary nursing tutor and plan to later add canine behaviour consultations to support individuals who wish to work on any behavioural concerns they have with their dogs. I’m currently studying an advanced diploma in canine behaviour.

My drive will always be to ensure every veterinary nurse feels empowered to give the very best they can to each and every patient they interact with. Empowerment comes from education and building knowledge and this in turn can, and often does lead to greater job satisfaction.

Course curriculum