How we can help you to become a veterinary assistant

June 15, 2018 / Sharnie Carter

Hands up who love animals?
Hands up who wants a successful and rewarding career?
So, hands up who wants to become a veterinary assistant?
(Most of you should still have your hands up…)
Because let’s face it, that would be a pretty great career.
Helping animals all day… working with great people… doing something new and different everyday… it sounds like a pretty good setup!

What is a veterinary assistant?

Veterinary assistants are a vital part of a veterinary team who work alongside the surgeons and nurses in their daily duties. This can include anything from:

  • Grooming animals
  • Comforting and playing with animals
  • Preparing procedures and equipment
  • Administrative and reception duties
  • Communicating with clients and acting as a point of contact

So, no 2 days will be the same!

How do I become a veterinary assistant?

There is no specified regulation for becoming a veterinary assistant, but it always helps to have some knowledge and experience under your belt.
By studying around this subject, it shows your future employers that you are serious about this career and willing to learn. In addition, it stands out on your CV and improves your employability.
Our Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 course is a great way to do this.
This TQUK-endorsed course covers everything you need to know to get started within this industry.
It covers topics such as:

  • Animal anatomy
  • Infection control and hygiene standards
  • Health and Safety
  • The role of a veterinary assistant

So, you can gain real insight into the profession and develop your skills from home. Through distance learning, it is also possible to gain valuable experience in a veterinary practice alongside your studies.
Start your journey today by calling our student adviser team on 03300 563 100 who can advise you on the best options for you. Alternatively, visit our website where enrolment is just a click away!

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

How we can help you to become a veterinary assistant
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