Are you a qualified vet nurse (newly graduated or experienced), wanting to make the transition from small animal practice to equine practice? Have you recently made the transition and want to better understand the key aspects of vet nursing in an equine veterinary setting? Are you an experienced equine nurse that wants to solidify your knowledge working with horses further?
Our new equine veterinary nursing course aims to provide veterinary nurses with an introduction to the fundamentals of equine nursing. During the course, you will be given the resources and tools to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively in equine veterinary practice.
Ann-Marie Moyles Dip VN RVN
Ann-Marie graduated with a Diploma in veterinary nursing from University College, Dublin, Ireland in 2009. Originally working in mixed practice in Ireland, she perused a passion for equine nursing during her travels in Australia. This journey has continued over the past ten years both in private and referral teaching hospitals in Perth, WA. Spending five of those years as the head equine nurse at ‘The Animal Hospital”, Murdoch University.
She has a passion for empowering fellow equine nurses with knowledge and expanded her skillset to do so by completing Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education at Murdoch University in 2019 and RCVS examiner training programme in 2009. Along with presenting at both the VNCA and Bain Fallon conferences, delivering both lectures and workshops.
Liz Woodberry BscBVMS (Veterinary medicine and Surgery)
Liz graduated in 2007 from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. With a passion for equine practice, she spent 10 years working in a mixed practice (equine and small animal) south of Perth. Developing a special interest in equine reproduction. She is currently working as Head Veterinarian at the largest thoroughbred breeding studs in Western Australia.
Liz has always enjoyed helping the next generation of vets and nurses achieve their potential. As a result, she completed her Certificate IV in Training and Assessing. Between breeding seasons she assists in delivering practical skills classes to the undergraduates at Murdoch Veterinary School along with training and assessing our Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing students at AVT.
The course material is written for students with existing veterinary nursing skills. To enrol in this course you will need to have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or equivalent qualification or equivalent skills and knowledge.
You will be required to submit a copy of your Certificate at the time of enrolment.
If you believe you have the equivalent skills or knowledge or equivalent education you will be required to provide supporting documentation of equivalent studies. This includes items such as:
If you are unsure if you meet the entry requirements and would like to discuss your individual situation with us, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly student support team.
To allow for self-paced learning you will have access to pre-recorded tutorials and practical ‘how to videos’. You will also have access to a discussion forum to engage with Module Tutors.
Each unit will be accompanied with a short multiple choice (MCQ) quiz to confirm your understanding of the topics covered.
You will also be required to purchase the mandatory course reading, Equine vet nursing By Karen M. Coumbe
All learning is completed via home-based online eLearning. This means you can study part time, at your own pace to accommodate your busy life working as a veterinary nurse.
The curriculum reflects the demands on equine veterinary nurses in practice in Australia. You will complete eight units of study giving you a sound academic foundation with which to build a solid career as an equine nurse. During this course you will learn how to:-
The skills and knowledge you will learn can be applied in a range of roles from trainers to animal handlers. For more information on careers working with animals read our article Top 6 Animal Care Careers.
Our graduates can go on to a variety of roles across the veterinary and equine industry.
Your course includes 8 units including those listed below:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of equine hospital management and nutrition:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of general equine nursing:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of equine critical care and emergency nursing:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of equine laboratory diagnostics
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of equine orthopaedic nursing:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of medical nursing:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of equine surgical nursing:-
In this unit, you will learn the following aspects of equine reproduction and neonatal care:-
Short courses offered by Applied Vocational Training require students to learn and demonstrate knowledge and practical application of a significant amount of Australian local and state legislation, regulations and standards.
In other countries, legislation, regulations and standards are often different, making it difficult for us to assess and recognise competence in all areas.
As such, Applied Vocational Training does not accept applications from students living overseas*
* Individuals who currently live overseas but are intending to return and or/live in Australia may be considered for enrolment. If such enrolment were to occur it would not be possible for any certification to be awarded until the student could be assessed as competent in Australia, regardless of the amount of course work completed overseas.
AVT has been training Animal Care and Vet Nursing students for over 20 years. It's safe to say there are no plumbing or hairdressing courses here!
Our qualified Trainers and Assessors have been working in the industry for many years and have extensive knowledge in the equine veterinary and veterinary nursing industry.
Our qualified teaching team have many years of experience as well as extensive backgrounds in the veterinary and equine industry. They are dedicated to helping students succeed.