This is the first course of its kind that’s designed specifically for Veterinary Nurses (VNs) with a focus on welfare investigations. Such matters require a team approach and you have a unique and essential role to play in this process. Alongside assisting the Veterinary Surgeon (VS), you spend more time with the animals than any other professional. Equally, owners tend to form strong relationships with VNs, and therefore you are perfectly positioned to obtain key information that may otherwise be overlooked.
Designed to support you and the VS, you will create your own forensic casefile as you progress through a real welfare investigation. You will also be provided with advice from both forensic and veterinary specialists, including a framework for dealing with animals (and owners) involved in non-accidental injury cases.
By using the downloadable Court-compliant forms, you will learn how to create contemporaneous records in note, diagram and photographic form. Additionally, you will explore the recognition and recovery of evidence, how to prepare such material for forensic analysis, and how to maintain a secure chain of custody for the animals in your care.
The course can be undertaken at your own pace, over a 2-month period. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate of CPD hours, and be well-prepared for this fascinating, but critical aspect of veterinary medicine.