BARTA Veterinary Large Animal Rescue First Responder Course (VLAR-2)

Event date

21 November 2017

Venue location

British Veterinary Association
7 Mansfield Street


Jenny Crouch

Event type

Partner events


Full price: £350

Event Description

The Veterinary Large Animal Rescue First Responder Course (VLAR-2) will equip practicing large animal veterinarians with the skills and knowledge required to work safely at animal related emergency incidents, delivering professional trauma care alongside other agencies and responders. The course comprises of an e-Learning package, followed by a case based scenario workshop day. 

Part one- eLearning

The topics covered include: 

  1. Case study; an historical animal rescue for you to observe and comment on
  2. Rescue toolbox; technique films demonstrating manipulation of recumbent large animals in everyday and rescue scenarios with associated advantages and disadvantages
  3. Teaching modules; with test of knowledge and understanding covering following topics; safety and procedures, chemical control, triage and pre-hospital care and euthanasia

Part two - classroom based scenario day

Each delegate will be given a different scenario and will be asked to contribute the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the vet's role, priorities and actions
  2. Contribute to the incident using the SRPR method (Situation-Risk-Plan-Resource) to enable decisions which will be used to inform the Incident Tactical Plan and Analytical Risk Assessment
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of triage and casualty care principles 

BARTA is an internationally regarded stakeholder organisation that exists to develop best practice regarding animal related incidents in collaboration with the Fire and Rescue Service, British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA).  It fulfills the rescue preparedness requirement of the RCVS Equine Practice Standards Scheme.

To book please email  

CPD: 18 hours, 11 hours of which are e-learning

Course prerequisites: Six months (preferably) large animal practice

Registration will open at 09.00, with the course starting at 09.30. The course will finish at 16.30.

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