Veterinary Practical Infection Control

Infection control is a vitally important aspect of veterinary practice, and as we know, the consequences of poor hygiene can be catastrophic.

Are your infection control standards measuring up?

Are you doing enough to promote hygiene?

Do you feel like your protocols need reviewing, but are not quite sure where to start?

Do you have issues with implementing protocols and achieving staff adherence to them?

This course will explore the key factors of infection control – from basic practice hygiene to clinical considerations as well as helping to achieve guidelines set within the RCVS practice standards if you are part of the scheme.

Participants will be able to share their own knowledge and experience, look at current protocols with a view to gaining an understanding of the areas of strength and weakness in the delivery of infection control measures in their practice. This will lead to discussions on how improvements can be made to achieve best practice standards.

The flexibility of this course will allow each student to address their own practice situation and following study they will complete assessed coursewokr, enabling them to reflect on their current practice approach and how this can be improved, the practice risks in diagrammatical form, and develop a biosecurity standard operating procedure in a particular area.

We advocate the creation of practice ‘infection control champions’, and this course will enable you to take on this role.

Course Summary

Course duration: 3 weeks (8 hours flexible/self-directed study time)

Course type: Fully supported and interactive online learning with assessed coursework

Tutor: Emma Gerrard

Suitable for: Vets, veterinary nurses & technicians and students. Those in a leadership position in practice looking to update infection control protocols would also benefit from this course, and anyone who has an interest in infection control protocols and procedures.

This course is accredited by AMTRA for 32 SQP CPD points.

Please advise at registration if you require these points.



See what some of our past candidates have said…

“I found this course extremely helpful. This is such an important topic and it is too easy just to “do what you’ve always done”. This course made us think about what we were doing, why we were doing it and what we could do better.”

Sue Bielby

“I have found ONCORE an excellent pathway to help me achieve practical, evidence-based processes for our business. I would recommend ONCORE to any colleague who wants to use their CPD time and budget constructively.”

Laura Shaw

“It made me think a lot about what we are doing and what we could do better. I just wish it ran longer so I could savour the experience a bit more!”


“I really enjoyed the course. It opened my mind to different aspects of infection control. The discussion forums are a great idea to encourage people to discuss any issues. The literature provided was very informative. The lectures were easy to listen to. The VLE was easy to understand due to the step by step guidance provided.”

Suzanne Flynn

“Much more interesting than I thought it might have been, really enjoyed it. Excellent.”

Emmeline Macedo

“I thought Emma’s contributions to the course were very detailed and thought provoking and I have gained a better knowledge of how to support my current practice with infection control.”

Carolyn Turrall
Emma Gerrard - ONCORE tutor

Your Tutor

Emma Gerrard


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