This introductory day gives veterinary students an understanding of their role in attending incidents alongside emergency responders in preparedness for taking up a position within a practice. 

The day will consist of the theory behind working at large animal rescues, the structure and management of a scene and some of the common terminology used by emergency services.

Case studies will demonstrate effectiveness of modern approaches and there will be opportunity to practice techniques used in rescue situations and to see how these might be applied in everyday veterinary situations.

Key learning areas of learning include:

  • The role of BARTA in supporting emergency responders
  • The role of emergency responders in relation to animals in crisis
  • Situations leading to the requirement for veterinarians to attend or support an incident involving animals
  • What to expect when attending the scene of an animal incident
  • PPE and equipment required to attend an incident
  • Veterinary responder welfare following emergency incidents

Module Details:

Duration: 1 day, maximum 20 delegates

1 hour pre-course learning via BARTA website: Veterinary Student – BARTA Animal Incident Awareness

Location: UK Veterinary universities

Eligible candidates: Veterinary students

Cost: £957 + expenses