Case Study: Evangeline Collard
Courses undertaken at The College of Animal Welfare
Evangeline Collard (Evi) completed the Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants via distance learning in April 2016. We caught up with Evi and asked her about her time on the course, and her plans for the future.
Why did you choose this course?
This course was recommended to me by my management team. It appealed because it covered all the departments I work in, would increase my medical knowledge and open further opportunities for study.
Which parts of the course did you like the most?
I really enjoyed focusing on the medical side, delving into different conditions, treatment and care and expanding my knowledge of veterinary terminology. I particularly enjoyed the theory-based written assignments as I could really research the subject and get the most out of it.
Which parts of the course did you find most challenging?
The most challenging aspect of the course was the time pressures. Studying online had many advantages, but also meant you had lots to do during and after your day at work.
Why did you choose to study at The College of Animal Welfare?
One of my work colleagues was already familiar with the VCA course that The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) offered and the details seemed perfect for me. Through online learning, I could work my scheduled hours at the practice and, as I had been home-educated, I was already used to managing my own study time. My best experience at the College was my course tutor. She was so kind and helpful and constantly reassured me! She gave me lots of encouragement and always answered my questions quickly.
What are your plans for the future?
I will continue in my role at my current practice and will further my studies. Next, I am looking
to complete the Level 2 Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation. I then hope to take the AMTRA qualification to achieve SQP status.