4 Oct 2017
TAFE Queensland – Gold Coast Region students spent a day at the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) Education Centre. The animal care program gives students a better understanding of the needs of cats and dogs. The class learnt animal enrichment techniques and gained hands-on experience in hydrobathing and grooming.
Veterinary Nursing student, Linisha Yalden, said, “I changed careers from hospitality to vet nursing because of my love for animals. We’ve gained invaluable insight at AWLQ, an organisation that re-homes and cares for up to 17,500 stray, surrendered and abandoned animals a year.”
Teacher, Lara Cooke, said the unconditional love, companionship and fulfilment you get from helping animals is extremely rewarding. “The Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing gives you everything you need to work in a veterinary hospital and care for furry patients. You learn all aspects of veterinary nursing including surgery, diagnostics, radiography, theatre and medical nursing.”