ECC Nursing Courses

Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency & Critical Care

Vets Now in the UK have designed a course for Veterinary Nurses who have an interest in furthering their knowledge and understanding of small animal emergency and critical care nursing. The course is open for all RCVS listed or registered Veterinary Nurses as well as international colleagues who have a similar accredited qualification. Vets Now presentation of the course: ”the certificate will provide an industry UK recognised qualification for Veterinary Nurses seeking to expand or develop an optional career path and will benefit the veterinary profession by providing a new route for Veterinary Nurses to develop their skills in emergency medicine and provide enhanced patient care.” Read more here.


Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)

The Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT) is a organization recognized by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as a veterinary technician specialty. Veterinary Technicians who successfully meet the credential requirements and pass the AVECCT examination are designated as Veterinary Technician Specialists (Emergency & Critical Care). AVECCT describes their goal in certifying Veterinary Technicians as ”to assure the veterinary profession and the public that AVECCT certified technicians possess the knowledge and experience needed to work effectively in a well equipped and staffed emergency or critical care facility.” Read more here.


Nurse Certificate Modular Programme (NCert)

Emergency cases can be some of the most challenging and rewarding patients to deal with in practice. This programme will increase your knowledge and confidence enabling you to act swiftly and calmly resulting in a positive impact on the clinical outcome of your emergency patients. This 9 module programme spread 8 months, accredited by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS), will cover:

  • How to assess and diagnose small animal patients in an emergency setting
  • Key emergency and critical care areas such as triage, monitoring and stabilisation, surgical emergency procedures and fluid therapy in the emergency patient and more

To find out more about this programme, read more here