Recognising Animal Abuse - Non Accidental Injury - for Veterinary Nurses
Provided by The College of Animal Welfare
About the course
Unfortunately, in veterinary practice, we are sometimes presented with animals where we suspect the injuries may be a result of non-accidental injury. In this situation would you know what to do?
After discussing some of the causes and statistics around abuse, you will look at practice protocols, decision-making cascades, client confidentiality, reporting cases and much more.
- Legal responsibilities under the AWA
- Types of NAI, and signs that may alert you to the situation
- Other conditions that would come under the heading of NIA e.g. Bestiality; Dog fighting/baiting including badger baiting; Hoarding; Neglect
- What to do if you see an animal that you suspect is being abused?
- Practice protocols and decision-making cascades
- Client confidentiality
- Recording cases
- Report writing
- Dealing with the aggressive client
- Case studies