Vet Nurse Volunteering Series: UK – Hand Raising Puppies and Kittens

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About the course

The third bitesize case study in the Vet Nurse Online Volunteering Series, focusing on raising orphaned puppies and kittens by hand in the UK.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Insight into hand raising puppies and kittens.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced in such voluntary work.
  • Knowledge of hand rearing puppies and their nutrition in practice.


This CPD case study begins with a collaboration between Vet Nurse Online and VN Ashley Crews based on her report on her volunteering experiences and presented by Katherine Spear RVN for Vet Nurse Online, and then follows on with a lecture focusing specifically on hand rearing and nutrition of puppies by Helen Jenkins RVN in order to provide guidance to others in their volunteering in this way.

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