This online learning course is aimed at registered and student veterinary nurses who are tasked with implanting microchips into dogs, cats, rabbits or ferrets under the direction of a veterinary surgeon.
As a registered veterinary nurse it is your professional responsibility to ensure your knowledge on the procedures you are undertaking is up-to-date. With all the changes to legislation recently, this course will ensure you are familiar with the new legislation, can identify the recognised implantation sites both in the UK and Europe, understand the process for non-functioning microchips, in addition to refreshing your knowledge on the range of equipment available and process and aftercare of the microchipped animal.
As part of this refresher course you will have the option to confirm your practical competence by microchipping two animals from the permitted species (as stated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) and have a veterinary surgeon complete a witness testimony form. This form should then be kept with your CPD records and uploaded to your Professional Development Record (PDR).
The microchipping of any animal species other than dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, is deemed an act of veterinary surgery and may only be undertaken by a veterinary surgeon. Learners may not legally perform any action either during their training, or post-qualification, which may be interpreted as an act of veterinary surgery as defined by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.