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. 

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

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.

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

“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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