Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistant My name is Clare McDonnell and I am from Ballymena. I am extremely lucky to secure a place on the Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants course in September this year. I have also secured a 21 hours placement in Gortlands Veterinary practice which I work in alongside attending college one day per week. The course allows me to take what I’ve learned in class and apply it to my everyday work in practice straight away. My favourite topics within the course are Critical Care Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology and Maintaining Animal Accommodation. The course covers topics in great detail which helps me better understand the different processes that take place in practice.I really enjoy the practical elements of the course and the staff and students have helped me settle into college life really well.