Diploma in Veterinary Assistant & Animal Welfare

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Designed in collaboration with experts, get the training & skillset that the industry is looking out for. This package contains 7 courses designed to cover the most important fundamentals of animal care and welfare across a range of species, as well as a course covering the basics of wildlife and threatened species conservation.

This course does not include tutor support

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Duration & Course Level

~360 Hours | 12 Months Access

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

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How you'll benefit

    • Understand conservation, disease, and healthcare across a wide range of species
    • Perfect for busy people who want to up-skill
    • Gain confidence and get ahead in this competitive industry
    • Covers basic first-aid and rescue techniques, caring for farm animals, birds, fish, dogs & cats

Course Modules

  • An Introduction to Pet Care
  • Provide Basic Care for Domestic Cats
  • Provide Basic Care for Domestic Dogs
  • Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish
  • Provide Basic Care for Birds
  • Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits
  • Provide Dog Grooming Service
  • A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian
  • Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  • Basic First Aid for Animals
  • Working in Veterinary Facilities
  • Administration Services for the Veterinary Service
  • Safety in Veterinary Services
  • Taking Care of your Animals
  • Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  • Identify and Respond to Animal Behaviour
  • Basic First Aid for Animals
  • Routine Health Care for Animals
  • Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals
  • Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well-being
  • Common Health Problems in Farm Animals
  • Working in Veterinary Services
  • Administration Services for the Veterinary Service
  • Safety in Veterinary Services
  • A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian
  • Assist in Health Care of Animals
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Sample Collection
  • Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures in Animal Work
  • Controlling Bacterial and Fungal Diseases in Animals
  • Implementing Animal Health Control Programs
  • Provide Nutritional Advice and Support for Animals
  • Domestic Animal Toxicology
  • Inherited Disorders of Dogs, Cats and Horses
  • Other Conditions and Disorders
  • Implementing Animal Health Control Program
  • Managing Animal Welfare Needs
  • Complying with Animal Welfare Requirements
  • Apply Principles of Animal Behaviour
  • Apply Animal Welfare and Handling Requirements
  • Rescue Animals and Apply Basic First Aid
  • Animal Welfare for Wild Animals: Free and Captive
  • Animal Health Information Resources
  • Caring for Young Animals
  • Animal Welfare for Farm Animals
  • Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
  • Recovery of Threatened Species
  • Habitat Conservation
  • Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife
  • Vegetation (Flora) Surveys
  • Fauna Surveys
  • Marine Conservation
  • Planning for Wildlife
  • Introduction to Wildlife Management
  • Introduction to Wildlife Ecology
  • Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  • Basic First Aid for Animals
  • Routine Health Care for Animals
  • Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals
  • Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well-being

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  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
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  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

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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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This course takes approximately 360 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 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.

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