Certificate in Vet Assistance

Learn How To Help Animals In Need. Become a Veterinary Assistant

Study the Certificate in Veterinary Assistance 100% online from the comfort of your own home.

  • $25 Per Week

    on an Interest-free Payment Plan

  • Study 100% Online

  • Self-paced

  • 5-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

  • No previous experience required

Course Details


Certificate in Veterinary Assistance


Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.


Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.

Start Date

Start Anytime

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • 5-Day satisfaction guarantee.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a Statement of Attainment for each module completed and an Academic Transcript.
Payment Options

Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $25 per week.


Take Your Passion for Animals To The Next Level

Do you have a passion for helping animals in need? Ever dreamed of working in a veterinary clinic, or in a wildlife sanctuary or animal rescue? The Certificate in Veterinary Assistance is a comprehensive course designed to fast-track your career working with animals in roles such as veterinary assistant, animal technician, pet industry professional, animal facility assistant, kennel or cattery assistant, and wildlife park or zoo attendant.

This course will teach you basic animal healthcare including animal first aid, common health problems in farms animals and pets, animal behaviours and how to recognise what is normal and what is not to help identify signs of ill health. Learn about the facilities and procedures in a typical veterinary clinic environment, what to expect in these practices, from common routine health treatments to the administration of animal healthcare.

Diseases in animals modules will teach you how to understand animal diseases and how it affects the health of pets and other animals. You will also learn how to examine sick animals and understand how diagnostic procedures are applied for determining diseases such as bacterial and fungal diseases, parasitological conditions, metabolic and nutritional conditions as well as identify common animal poisonings.

Study from $25 Per Week
Want to study the Certificate in Veterinary Assistance but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option starting from $25 per week. Simply pay the weekly amount towards your course until the course is paid off and stress less.

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  1. Introduction to Animal Health Care
  2. Common Health Problems in farm animals and pets
  3. Animal Behaviour
  4. Signs of Ill Health
  5. Veterinary Facilities
  6. Safety Procedures
  7. Administration of Animal Health
  8. Animal First Aid
  9. Preventative Health Care
  10. Routine Health Treatments
  11. Health Problems in Domestic Pets
  12. Rehabilitation Care
  13. How Animal Diseases are Diagnosed
  14. Diagnostic Testing
  15. Viral Diseases
  16. Bacteria and Fungal Diseases
  17. Parasitological Conditions
  18. Metabolic and Nutritional Conditions
  19. Poisoning
  20. Common disorders that result from poisoning or toxins
  21. Inherited Conditions (Genetic Disorders)
  22. Other Conditions and Disorders
  23. Research Project (Evaluate symptoms of ill-health or disease displayed by a set of animals, and go through the process of identifying the problem and deciding on a course of treatment)
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Animal Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pet Industry Professional
  • Animal Accommodation Facilities (e.g. Kennels, Catteries etc)
  • Wildlife Reserves, Parks, and Zoos

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