Become a Veterinary Assistant

Learn what a veterinary assistant does in the veterinary office or hospital setting.

If you have ever considered a career as a veterinary assistant, you might have quite a few questions about what it is they do: What vaccinations do cats and dogs? What is the best way to control fleas? What do you do if your dog has a cut? What is the best way to deal with an emergency situation involving a pet? This course answers these questions and more.

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Duration & Course Level

~24 Hours | 3 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

How you'll benefit

You will learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues. You will understand how to treat and prevent parasites, including roundworms and heart-worms. You will even learn the facts of life, as it pertains to dogs and cats. You will explore current thoughts on spaying and neutering, how to deal with the very emotional issues of euthanasia, pet loss, and how best to assist clients in a time of need.

Course Modules

The Become a Veterinary Assistant comprises the following courses;

  1. History of Veterinary Practice and Dog and Cat Reproduction
  2. Vaccinology for Dogs and Cats
  3. Parasites Infesting Pets and People
  4. How to Pick the Best Food for Your Pet; Prescription Diets
  5. Euthanasia: The Procedure, How to Help Clients, and Assisting Children with Pet Loss
  6. Workplace Safety and Veterinary Hospital Economics
  7. Pet First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  8. External Parasites of Pets, Including the Flea
  9. Confidentiality and Grievances, Client Communications, and Client Education
  10. Medical Records and Prescriptions
  11. Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine
  12. Behaviour Counselling for Puppies and Kittens and Putting It All Together in a Health Plan

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We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.
  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

Receive Unlimited Tutor Support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed.

Be Awarded With An Industry Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion.

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Frequently Asked Questions​

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. 

This course takes approximately 24 hours, and you’ll have up to 3 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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