Vet Assistant Courses

3 modules

300 hours

Have you ever looked at the conditions an animal has been living in and wanted to make a change? With this course learn to care for the health and wellbeing of all kinds of animals.

This Certificate will allow you to gain the skills required to properly care for any type of animals wellbeing and make that change in the world you wish to see.

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 3 in-depth modules and make up 20 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 300 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:

  • People passionate about animal rights
  • People concerned about animal welfare

100% Online

Delivered online to suit your schedule and lifestyle, this comprehensive Animal Welfare certificate is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the skills required to open up opportunities in industries which care about the protection and wellbeing of domestic or wild animals.

With so many different avenues to choose from we have the ideal starting point to building the fundamental skills to start your journey in Animal Welfare.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Animal welfare inspector
  • Animal rescue officer
  • Animal welfare organisations
  • Animal sanctuary
  • Veterinary assistant

Course modules

This course is comprised of 3 modules:

  • Animal Healthcare
  • Animal Welfare
  • 1 elective module of your choice


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:

  • Animal psychology and sentience
  • Managing animal welfare
  • Animal protection services
  • Animal health services
  • Animal welfare for pets
  • Animals in sport
  • Animal welfare for farm animals
  • Animal welfare wildlife

Elective modules to choose from

  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Animal diseases
  • Animal feed and nutrition
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Natural health care for animals
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Vet Assistant Courses With Careers Collectiv

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 Careers Collectiv 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. 

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. Read More

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Vet Assistant Online Course: What Does Our Vet Assistant Course Teach You?

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 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.

Vet Assistant Course Online: Join Careers Collectiv Today And Refresh Your Career

If you would like to find out more about how our animal 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 vet 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.

Enrol with us today, and you will have lifetime access to your course. We look forward to you being a student with Careers Collectiv soon.

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“I have found the course to be a great deal of help with trying to get into the animal industry. I have also found my tutors comments of great help. Would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get into the animal industry.”


“Very happy with how my work is being marked. I am enjoying my course, and have learnt a lot of new things that are valuable to know considering I have a lot of animals and is useful information for me to know.”


“I would recommend this course to anybody who is interested in animals, has animals and/or likes to work with animals. This is something I can use for the rest of my life and I can also use this basic knowledge for further study.”


Gain the Advanced Certificate in Animal Welfare for only $25 per week

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