Animal care has become a huge industry over the last few years, so it’s no surprise that there are 20,000 animal care businesses in the UK. The animal care sector employs over 200,000 people in the UK, so the industry is always seeking qualified professionals. It has never been a better time to gain a Veterinary Support Assistant qualification, and once your qualified you can work in all kinds of establishments, zoos, kennels, or catteries. As you can see, with a Veterinary Support Assistant qualification you’ll have loads of options!

This Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant Training has been created by experts within the animal care industry, who will take you through comprehensive training, covering fundamental topics such as: animal psychology, how to feed animals, first aid, health and safety, advanced animal handling, and how to assist a vet. You’ll develop your own excellent animal care technique, which you can use to put into practice in the workplace.

Learning with Global Edulink has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how to handle animals
  • Learn the basic anatomy of animals
  • Learn to deal with anxiety in animals
  • Understand the equipment used in veterinary practice

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is ideally suited to anyone who hopes to become a Veterinary Assistant. In addition, this course would also benefit anyone who hopes to work in a kennel or cattery.

Course Benefits:

  • Free examination and official e-certificate
  • Gain an accredited UK qualification
  • Access to excellent quality video tutorials
  • Learners will be eligible for an NUS Discount Card
  • One year’s access to the course
  • Support by phone, live chat, and email
  • Join a friendly online learning platform

Course Units:

  • Module 01: Introduction to Veterinary Practice
  • Module 02: Developing the Skill Set Required
  • Module 03: Your Presentation and Personal appearance
  • Module 04: Terms and Abbreviation used in Veterinary
  • Module 05: Equipment used in the practice
  • Module 06: Basic Handling of Animals
  • Module 07: Animal Psychology
  • Module 08: Dealing with Stress and Pain in animals
  • Module 09: Advanced Animal Handling
  • Module 10: Holding Animals for Medical Examination, Procedure and for Blood draw
  • Module 11: The Veterinary Practices
  • Module 12: Sterilizing, Disinfection and Disease Control
  • Module 13: Care of InPatients
  • Module 14: Feeding the Animals
  • Module 15: Basic Anatomy of Animals
  • Module 16: Basic Animal Physiology
  • Module 17: Normal Reference Ranges
  • Module 18: Euthanasia
  • Module 19: Emergency Situations
  • Module 20: First Aid
  • Module 21: Health, Safety, and Regulations

Course Description:

This online training course is comprehensive and designed to cover the topics listed under the curriculum.

Course Access Duration:

This course is delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). As this is an online course, you have no set timetable and can study at your own pace. Move through the modules as fast or slow as you wish, and return to previous sections at any point.

Method of Assessment:

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


Successful learners will be awarded a Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant Training.

Entry Requirements:

Learners should be age 16 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.

Progression and Career Path:

What job can I get with this diploma?
  • Veterinary Care Assistant (average UK yearly salary: £15,482)
Typical duties include:
  • Cleaning out and changing bedding
  • Ensuring that animal enclosures are maintained
  • Grooming and socialising animals
  • Preparing food and feeding animals
  • Assisting with moving animals
  • Dog walking
  • Checking for signs of illness
  • Keeping relevant records
What other jobs can I get with this diploma?
  • Kennel Assistant (average UK yearly salary: £15,600)
  • Dog Groomer (average UK yearly salary: £17,798)
  • Laboratory Animal Caretaker (average UK yearly salary: £15,482)
  • Zoo Keeper (average UK yearly salary: £13,000)
  • Dog Walker (average UK yearly salary: £11,120)

(Average salaries are according to payscale.com)

Course Curriculum

1: introduction to veterinary practice
Introduction to Veterinary Practice 00:00:00
2: developing the skill set required
Developing the Skill Set Required 00:00:00
3: your presentation and personal appearance
Your Presentation and Personal appearance 00:00:00
4: terms and abbreviation used in veterinary
Terms and Abbreviation used in Veterinary 00:00:00
5: equipment used in the practice
Equipment used in the practice 00:00:00
6: basic handling of animals
Basic Handling of Animals 00:00:00
7: animal psychology
Animal Psychology 00:00:00
8: dealing with stress and pain in animals
Dealing with Stress and Pain in animals 00:00:00
9: advanced animal handling
Advanced Animal Handling 00:00:00
10: holding animals for medical examination, procedure and for blood draw
Holding Animals for Medical Examination, Procedure and for Blood draw 00:00:00
11: the veterinary practices
The Veterinary Practices 00:00:00
12: sterilizing, disinfection and disease control
Sterilizing, Disinfection and Disease Control 00:00:00
13: care of inpatients
Care of InPatients 00:00:00
14: feeding the animals
Feeding the Animals 00:00:00
15: basic anatomy of animals
Basic Anatomy of Animals 00:00:00
16: basic animal physiology
Basic Animal Physiology 00:00:00
17: normal reference ranges
Normal Reference Ranges 00:00:00
18: euthanasia
Euthanasia 00:00:00
19: emergency situations
Emergency Situations 00:00:00
20: first aid
First Aid 00:00:00
21: health, safety, and regulations
Health, Safety, and Regulations 00:00:00
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