Veterinary Support Assistant Course - Level 3 & 4 - Only £59 Special Offer - Enrol Today!

Animal Training College


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Offer ends 10 April 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
170 Hours
No formal qualification
17 CPD hours / points
Additional info
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Take the Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 & 4 Course - CPD Accredited course.

Study online with 12 months unlimited access.
PDF Certificate Included.
Complete the course anytime in 12 months.
Access your course anytime, anywhere.
Learn on PC, Laptop or any Smart Device.
Tutor Support Included.
Exam fees Included.
Recognised CPD Certificate once you finish the course.

Boost your skills today by taking this CPD Accredited course with Animal Training College. Add value to your CV and help yourself stand out from the crowd with this online training course.

The price you see on Reed is the only price you will pay for this amazing course. So take advantage of this great offer and enrol today!

What’s more, because the courses come with a recognised CPD Certificate upon completion, you can be confident you’re studying towards a certification employers and recruiters will appreciate and recognise.

The course is expertly designed by our dedicated team of tutors, with full tutor support is available should you have any questions whilst on your course. With unlimited access for 12 months, you can study at your own pace.

So whether you are new to the animal industry, want to climb the career ladder, work freelancer, run your own animal business or just fancy learning something new, this course is perfect!


17 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


Course Syllabus

The Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 course is split into the following modules:

  • Introduction to Veterinary Support
  • Animal Handling and Restraint
  • Handling Livestock Safely
  • First Aid for Animals
  • First Aid for Small Animals
  • Dealing with Puppies
  • Dealing with Kittens
  • The Veterinary Practice Team
  • Animal Health Emergencies
  • Legal Environment and Ethics
  • Veterinary Assistant Check-list
  • Final Assessment

The Veterinary Support Assistant Advanced Level 4 course is split into the following modules:

    • The fundamentals of Veterinary Support Assistant

~ Describe difference between veterinary nurse, veterinary surgeon and veterinary support assistance.
~ Nurse- handles issues such as dealing with animals and their owners, helping with consultations, offering advice regarding food and nutrition etc.
~ Surgeon- can give a diagnosis, perform surgery, has the most knowledge regarding animals.
~ Support assistance- offering support to a veterinary nurse.
~ What the job involves: exercise, groom feed hospitalised animals. Monitor, provide care, prepare equipment, prepare operating theatre, cleaning, restraining animals, reception, record keeping, important traits to have: hardworking, reliable, passionate.

    • How to efficiently handle Animals

~ Handling animals that are easily stressed.
~ Handling animals whilst the owner is in the room.
~ Carrying.
~ Restraining dogs.
~ Restraining cats.
~ Distraction.
~ Handling and restraining horses.

    • Safely Handling Livestock

~ Risks of handling cattle.
~ Equipment.
~ Handling bulls.
~ Preparing cattle.
~ Sheep and pigs.

    • First Aid for Animals

~ Seizures.
~ Fractures.
~ Bleeding (external and internal).
~ Burns.
~ Choking.
~ Heatstroke.
~ Shock.
~ Not breathing.

    • First Aid for Small Animals

~ Bleeding.
~ Seizures.
~ Skeletal injuries.
~ Respiratory distress.
~ Diarrhoea.
~ Urinary Bleeding.

    • Efficiently Handling Puppies

~ Picking up.
~ Restraint.
~ Transport.

    • Efficiently Handling Kittens

~ Picking up.
~ Restraint.
~ Transport.

    • The People Behind a Veterinary Practice Team

~ List different people that make up the team:
~ Students.
~ Groomers.
~ Kennel assistants.
~ Veterinary assistants.
~ Veterinary technicians.
~ Veterinary technologists.
~ Veterinary technician specialist.
~ Receptionists.
~ Practice managers.
~ Office managers.
~ Veterinarians.

    • Animal Emergencies

~ Common pet emergencies.
~ Emergencies that need attending to as soon as possible.

    • Legal and Ethical requirements

~ Talk about the following in detail:
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Medicines Act 1968
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1999
Animal Welfare Act 2006
Protection of Animals Acts 1945 and 1964
Animals (scientific procedures) Act 1986
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

    • A Veterinary Assistants Check-list

~ List the things that need checking.
~ Overall summary.

  • Final test


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Veterinary Support Assistant course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 & 4 course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 & 4 course.

Course Duration

The online Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 & 4 course requires 170 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 & 4 course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 & 4course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Veterinary Support Assistant course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

Who is this course for?

This course from Animal Training College is suitable to all learners ready to kick-start their career. Whether you’re new to the animal industry, want to climb the career ladder or returning from a career break, the course is perfect.

Our animal courses are also suitable for those who run their own animal business, work freelance or just fancy learning something new.

Further develop your skills today with this amazing online animal courses.

Choosing Animal Training College is simple as we offer:

• Affordable eLearning Training Courses
• Accredited CPD Courses
• PDF Certificates included with all Courses
• 12 months Course Access
• Study at your own pace
• Access Course on Any Device


There are no previous entry requirements, age requirements or experience necessary to start a course with Animal Training College.

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