Vet Assistant Certificate Course

2 modules

200 hours

Veterinary assistants help vets and vet nurses in the day-to-day running of the clinic with tasks ranging from administration to assisting pet owners and their pets before, during and after their visit. 

The vet assistant course is a great first step into the veterinary sector and will allow you to get first hand experience of working in a vet clinic.

First Class Vet Assistant Course

Would you love to work with both people and animals? Are you about to embark on the world of employment, or you fancy a career change? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then has a course that can help you get to where you want to be.

Our vet assistant course has been designed for those who love animals, those who want to learn more about working with animals and seek a career in an animal-related field or those who want to gain some knowledge before studying further as a vet or vet nurse. Read More

The role of a vet assistant means that you will help both vets and vet nurses care for sick animals or offer preventative treatments. You may also work with pet owners and the pets before, during and after appointments. As a vet assistant, you can achieve your dream of working with animals.

What Will you Learn on a Vet Assistant Online Course

Our animal care assistant courses can be your gateway to a fulfilling career. We will teach you about animal healthcare and welfare so that you have a better understanding of the common health problems that animals may suffer from as well as preventative health care.

In your animal healthcare module, you will learn about animal first aid, veterinary facilities and much more. This will hold you in excellent stead for working in a veterinary practice in an entry-level position or go on to further study.

As well as this, your animal welfare module will teach you about animal behaviour and handling animals. This can give you greater confidence for your work in a veterinary clinic or another position where you are working with animals.

You will have support throughout your time studying with us, and we provide 24/7 support after your lessons, so if you have any questions, we will get them answered for you.

To complete your animal nursing course, you will need to complete your assignments. These will be marked for you, and you will also receive feedback from your tutors. Should your assignments show that you need any further understanding, you will be told this and recommended further reading.

Join Our Vet Assistant Course Today & Refresh Your Career

If you would like to find out more about how our vet assistant courses could help you take the next step in your career, download the course brochure today. We would love for you to join our vet assistant online course and start your journey to doing a job that you would love.

As our veterinary assistant course is 100% online, you can enjoy studying at a time and place that is convenient for you. By working your studies around your other commitments, you can also put yourself first and achieve your goals. We make it easy to study around your work schedule, childcare and other life events.

We also offer short courses online, such as animal care course – so contact us today to srart or change your career!

Enrol with us today, and you will have lifetime access to your assistant animal nursing coursecourse. We look forward to you being a student with soon. Read Less

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 2 in-depth modules and includes 20 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Animal lovers
  • Beginners with no study experience
  • Students looking to study a short course before studying further as a vet or vet nurse.

100% Online

This certificate has been created by industry experts to equip you with all the skills required to work in a professional vet clinic. It is delivered online to suit your lifestyle and allow you to study at your own pace.

Many graduates use this course to gain an entry level position in a veterinary surgery and improve their employment prospects.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Veterinary clinic worker
  • Pet supplies shop
  • Pet groomer
  • Animal shelter worker
  • Dog walking
  • Animal day care worker
  • Animal hospital worker
  • Animal hotel worker
  • Wildlife reserves, parks and zoo worker

Course modules

This course is comprised of 2 modules:

  • Animal Healthcare
  • Animal Welfare


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics that will be covered in the Animal Healthcare module include:

  • Common health problems
  • Signs of ill health
  • Veterinary facilities
  • Safety procedures
  • Administration of animal health
  • First aid and preventative health care
  • Routine treatments
  • Health problems in house pets
  • Rehabilitation care

Topics that will be covered in the Animal Welfare module include:

  • Genetics and behaviour
  • Animal perception and behaviour
  • Behaviour and the environment
  • Social behaviour learning
  • Handling animals
  • Behaviour problems
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“I found the course to be well written and explained. Any queries I had were answered quickly, and the staff to be very friendly and helpful. In all, the course has been invaluable. I am a little sad it is near the end as I have enjoyed the whole course.”

S Cosbie-Ross

“I have animals, I am a dog training instructor. I am planning to commence a business providing in-home care to a variety of animals. So I wanted to upgrade my knowledge of animal health. I enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot.”


“Undertaking research reinforces learning, and it makes me learn more than I would on the course notes alone. The tutor’s comments are very useful. He also provides links to interesting materials relative to my course.”


Gain the Vet Assistant Certificate for only $25 per week

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