PBB Veterinary Surgeon Training Course

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Welcome to Pet Blood Bank, it is great you are joining us in our life-saving work.

As a Blood Bank we are governed by a branch of the government called the Veterinary Medicines Directorate or VMD. We have a long series of regulations we must adhere to in order to maintain our blood banking license and continue to save lives. Training is a large part of the VMD governance around which there are lots of rules. One rule is the completion of the theory training and competency quiz prior to beginning the practical on-session’ training.

This training course contains multiple lessons, some of which have been further subdivided into topics. Work your way through each lesson and topic in order, completing any knowledge check activities and quizzes as you proceed. You can stop at any time, as your progress will be saved. It is quite a lot of information to go through in one sitting so splitting it into bite-sized chunks is probably best.

This training course will cover all the theory that is necessary to support your Veterinary Surgeon training and enable you to competently and confidently perform the many important tasks you have at our sessions.

Some of the lessons will require you to read one of our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Our SOPs have been created and refined over time to reflect best practice and many years of learning from our errors and improving our processes. Following our SOPs rigidly is vital to ensure the safety of the team and our wonderful donors and ensure the quality and safety of the blood products we manufacture and supply to be transfused into critically ill patients.

When you start the course you will be presented with the Course Content, which will show the lessons you will need to work through. Select each lesson  in turn.

Your progress will be indicated by the progress bar at the top of the page.

You can navigate through the lesson using the forward and backward buttons at the bottom of the page as shown or return to the course content.

Where it is present, you will need to click the Mark Complete button in some lessons to mark your progress.

In order to read one of our controlled documents such as an SOP, when you click on the link in the lesson you will be redirected to our secure document server.  Use the log in details below to access the document.


Username: pbb.locum@petbloodbankuk.org

Password: Monday@04!


To return to the lesson after reading the SOP just click on the back arrow (top left) as shown below.


Some of our interactive tasks may need you to decrease your screen size so you can view everything.

If you have any problems with your training please contact cpd@petbloodbankuk.org so we can help you.

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