Veterinary Practical Infection Control

Why you will benefit from this course

Best practice

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 provide evidence-based, up-to-date information and guidance on best practice in veterinary infection control.

  • It will enable you to review and expand your knowledge in many areas of infection control, and apply this to your everyday practice.

What will you learn?

This on-demand course aims to assist you with the key factors of infection control – from basic practice hygiene to clinical considerations. It strives to provide you with the tools to become the practice ‘infection control champion’ so that best veterinary practice standards can be achieved.

Our on-demand learning style will teach and refresh many of the principles of infection control, including hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, theatre management and barrier nursing. The course provides short lectures, quizzes, scenarios, and exercises to support and enhance your learning.

In addition, the course provides a coursework section where you will reflect on your current practice approach, write an Infection Control SOP in an area of your choice, and explore the logistics of implementing and managing infection control protocols. This includes the creation of the diagrammatical risk assessment of your practice premises. You will receive constructive feedback on your coursework from your tutor Emma.

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Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this course will enable you to:

  • Appreciate the importance of infection control, and the many factors which contribute to infection prevention improvement within the clinic or hospital environment
  • Understand the concept of an infection control programme and its importance within clinical practice
  • Have confidence in the principles of creating, implementing and monitoring Infection Control SOPs for all areas of the clinic


An overview of the key topics covered during the course

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This on-demand course covers the key principles of veterinary infection control, as outlined in the following syllabus.

It includes short presentations, downloadable resources, reading and reference material, exercises and quizzes.

You will need to gain 80% in each module quiz and 100% in the final quiz, to gain your course certificate. You are able to retake quizzes if you don’t achieve this.

There is also the option to complete the submitted coursework, which will be assessed by your tutor.

We estimate that if ALL of the course material is utilised, in-practice exercises performed, and assessed coursework completed; the course will equate to approximately 21 hours CPD; however you can tailor the course to suit your needs and complete as much study as you wish to.

Emma Gerrard - ONCORE tutor

Your Tutor

Emma Gerrard


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Once you have purchased the course, you will be able to get stuck into the course as soon as you wish.

You will have 12 months access to the course, so you will have plenty of time to complete it.

Yes. Our courses offer interim quizzes to check your knowledge, and a final test to enable you to be awarded your certificate of completion.

Some courses also offer additional assessed coursework which is assessed by your tutor, and details of this will be included in the course description.

Yes – we provide a selection of resources on each course that you can download and take away.

No, we don’t think so. The learning platform we use offers straightforward course structure and access, so you are led from one section to the next and can see where you are up to.