OPC Learning Center provides the most comprehensive relevant education material available for the pet care industry. This education has already helped pet care staff members, managers and business owners across the U.S. Level One Training has received rave reviews!
Level 2, just released, takes pet care education and training to the next level. The content expands on Level 1 and introduces additional important topics to enhance the quality care your facility provides.
Who should complete Level 2:
- Anyone that has completed OPCLC Level 1 and wants to take their pet care education and training to the next level
- Staff members or owners that want to develop their own pet care skills
- Pet Care Facility managers especially those who are responsible for ensuring they have a trained team
Completing Level 2 and providing access to education not only gives you a competitive advantage, it also saves training time and improves the pets wellness while in your care. The best practice to having an incident free facility is providing top notch training and education to your employees. OPCLC has a unique approach to this education as it is written with pet care facilities in mind.
Class 1 Personal Development for Success
This class will take personal development one step further than Level 1. We will cover the importance for career development and building confidence with pet parents by covering topics such as importance of a professional image, time management, goal setting and communication skills.
Class 2 Anatomy and Physiology
Basic anatomy and physiology of pets, particularly the physiology of changes of environment and routine in the pet care facility. This class will include anatomical systems, basic terms and effects when the pets routine changes.
Class 3 Nutrition
Good nutrition in the pet care facility is important when it comes to maintaining a pet’s health and happiness during their time with you. Pet owners will look to you as the professional to make suggestions regarding their pets’ nutrition. This class will help to educate you on many different options.
Class 4 Pet First Aid & CPR
This chapter will address how to assess a pet to determine if veterinary care is required, how to deal with common first aid problems and CPR for potential illnesses or injuries.
Class 5 Handling Medications
Handling Medications class will cover how to properly administer, handle and monitor medications provided by the pet parent for a pet’s care during their time at your facility. In addition, familiarize you with common prescribed medications and commonly used terminology and abbreviates by veterinarians.
Class 6 Lodging the Senior Pet
This chapter concentrates on the special needs and conditions associated with handling geriatric dogs and cats in your care.
Class 7 Potential Pet Illnesses in Pet Care Facilities — External Disorders
This chapter will focus on disorders that are apparent on the external surface of the pet. For example, identifying issues with the eyes, ears, skin and musculoskeletal system.
Class 8 Potential Pet Illnesses in Pet Care Facilities — Internal Disorders
Many times a pet may start to show signs of illness due to an internal disorder. This chapter will focus on disorders of the internal organs such as the heart, intestines and kidneys.
Class 9 Infectious Diseases and Vaccines
Even the best pet care facilities have to be proactive and concerned with infectious diseases. This chapter will further discuss infections that concern even the best pet care facility. In addition we will elaborate on Level 1’s protocols and vaccinations.
Class 10 Toxicities
Many of the products in the pet care facility environment can be considered poisonous, from flea products to disinfectants, and even living plants. This chapter will provide information to enable the pet care facility responsible in using products correctly and to recognize a potential hazard.
To verify the information covered was actually understood, testing is included after each module. Once an owner, manager or staff member passes all of the courses in Level 1, they will automatically be sent a certificate. This certificate can be proudly displayed and give pet care facility owners, managers and clients a sense of comfort knowing this valuable information has been covered.