Veterinary Support Assistant Course
The online Veterinary Support Assistant course will provide learners with a core understanding of how to operate as a veterinary assistant within the veterinary team. The course will cover aspects of animal safety and well-being, anatomy and physiology of animals in addition to administering treatments. Whether you are currently working with animals, want to become a veterinary nurse, expand your knowledge or simply gain a new skill, you can get started instantly and start learning all the important aspects of veterinary support.
Who is it for
This course is perfect for anyone looking to learn something new or progress in their careers.
The Veterinary Support Assistant 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


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 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 course.

Course Duration

The online Veterinary Support Assistant course requires 90 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 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.
There are no previous entry requirements to start this amazing course. You are able to enrol online and get started today.

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