Animal Handling with Confidence

If you are an AVT VET in schools program student currently studying Animal Studies - this is a do not miss session! Equip yourself with the the most useful techniques to effectively handle and examine animals in the workplace.  Join our experienced lecturer and tutor, Skye Dalton on Saturday, 23rd March 2019 from 9.00am - 12.00pm at our AVT campus.  

What will you learn?

This is a hands-on workshop for VET in schools students. During this 3 hour intensive workshop you will join other VET in school students  and participate in:  
  • Correct handling and restraint techniques 
  • Developing the correct techniques for taking an animal in and out of housing
  • Restraint techniques for common procedures
  • How to perform an animal health check, giving a thorough and accurate assessment of health
  • Performing a general physical examination including:
    •  Auscultation and recording of dog’s heart rate
    • Palpation and recording of dog’s pulse rate
    • Observing and recording respiratory rate
    • Examining and recording mucous membranes and CRT

Is this workshop suitable for you? 

This workshop is ideal for students who:-
  • Have recently commenced their studies with us and would like an introduction to handling, restraint and animal health assessment in preparation for some of the practical assessment aspects of their course.
  • Are thinking about commencing or have just started the practical component of their course and wish to gain confidence in handling/restraint and basic animal health tasks.
  • Want vital tips on safe work practices when working with animals
  • Have progressed through their course and would like to refresh their skills & knowledge

Workshop date and location

Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019 from 9.00am-12.00pm 
Venue:  Applied Vocational Training, Bentley Campus

Workshop cost

This workshop is FREE for AVT enrolled VET in schools students (Certificate II/III in Animal Studies) - Places are limited. Get in early to secure your place by selecting the ENROL button below. 

Do you have a friendly, social dog that loves to be handled?

We encourage students who have dogs that are happy to be handled and are social around humans and other dogs, to bring their pet with them to participate in the assessment. Just drop us a line to let us know if you will be bringing your dog.

About your tutor ~ Skye Dalton

Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, Cert IV in Training & Assessment

Skye has 13 years’ experience working as a Veterinary Nurse, mainly in General Practice Veterinary Hospitals, Surgical specialists and in Emergency and Critical Care. Skye has worked both on the eastern and western coasts of Australia including being involved in desexing programs in outback NSW.

Skye has a keen interest in low stress handling in the Veterinary clinic. She has completed her fear free certification and enjoys being involved in continuing education to be able to pass on the latest knowledge and skills in this area. 

Further to her time spent in veterinary practice, Skye has also been a lecturer for the past 5 years, combining her time working in veterinary clinics with teaching and tutoring responsibilities.

What past attendees have said about this workshop

"I loved everything about this workshop and it was all very helpful and interactive." Christine 
"I liked how it was a small group of people" Stephanie 
"I liked the workshop content, the opportunity to get physical hands on experience with some of the dogs, and the workshop information handouts." Sarah


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