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Veterinary Support Assistant

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Study method
Online, self-paced
24 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
24 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Veterinary Support Assistant

Boost your career opportunities as a veterinary assistant

Veterinary Support Assistants play a vital role in the conduct of a veterinary surgery. Together with veterinary nurses and surgeons they work to ensure their animal patients' health and wellbeing. As a veterinary care assistant, your job will include animal feeding and grooming, the theater preparation, record-keeping and inpatient monitoring.

This veterinary assistant course is designed for individuals wishing to become veterinary assistants. It is also appropriate for students planning to advance to a career in veterinary nursing or even veterinary surgeons. Those who are passionate about animals are also welcome to apply.

The course was developed by professionals within the animal care industry who will take you through intensive preparation, discussing basic topics such as: animal psychology, animal nutrition, first aid, health and safety, advanced animal handling, and how to assist a veterinarian. You will create your own excellent methodology in animal care which can be used to put into practice in the workplace.

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24 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media



Module 01 : Introduction To Veterinary Practice - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 02 : Developing The Skill Set Required -Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 03 : Your Presentation And Personal Appearance -Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 04 : Terms And Abbreviation Used In Veterinary - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 05 : Equipment Used In The Practice - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 06 : Basic Handling Of Animals - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 07 : Animal Psychology - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 08 : Dealing With Stress And Pain In Animals - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 09 : Advanced Animal Handling - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 10 : Holding Animals For Medical Examination, Procedure And For Blood Draw - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 11 : The Veterinary Practices - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 12 : Sterilizing, Disinfection And Disease Control - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 13 : Care Of InPatients - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 14 : Feeding The Animals - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 15 : Basic Anatomy Of Animals -Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 16 : Basic Animal Physiology - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 17 : Normal Reference Ranges - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 18 : Euthanasia - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 19 : Emergency Situations - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 20 : First Aid - Veterinary Support Assistant

Module 21 : Health, Safety, And Regulations - Veterinary Support Assistant

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the course ‘Veterinary Support Assistant’ successfully, learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the Veterinary Support Assistant course.


Upon the successful completion of the Veterinary Support Assistant course, you will be awarded the Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 2 by CPD. You will receive a FREE E-certificate in PDF format and a Printed certificate upon completing the Veterinary Support Assistant course.

Access Duration

The Veterinary Support Assistant course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the Veterinary Support Assistant course. The Veterinary Support Assistant course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Awarding Body

CPD is an internationally recognised accrediting body that will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in an enterprise.

Other Benefits

  • High-quality e-learning study materials.
  • Tutorials/materials from industry-leading experts.
  • 24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
  • Recognised Accredited Certification

Why You Should Learn at Next Learn Academy?

Online learning is flexible, convenient and gives you the opportunity to balance life's other commitments with higher education. Next Learn Academy offers an extensive range of online courses with a variety of rich material and resources that will let you connect to peers and expert tutors and build on your skills and knowledge. Next Learn Academy is a reliable online provider with a strong reputation and its meticulously designed courses to help you kick-start your professional journey in the best possible way.

Who is this course for?

  • Veterinary Assistants - Veterinary Support Assistant
  • Animal Caretakers - Veterinary Support Assistant
  • Those who wish to work with animals - Veterinary Support Assistant


  • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English and ICT
  • A sound educational background is recommended

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I wondered if this is a recognised certificate in Scotland? Thank you


Dear Gabby, Thank you for your query. CPD is an internationally recognised accrediting body that will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in an enterprise. Regards, Student Support Team

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.