Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance

Become a Veterinary Assistant

Study the Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance, 100% online from the comfort of your own home and learn the skills to help animals in need for just

  • $25 Per Week
  • Study 100% Online From Anywhere in Australia

  • 24/7 Access to Course

  • No entry requirements or previous experience needed

  • Self-Paced - Study When You Want

  • $25 Per Week Flexible Payment Plan

  • Resume and LinkedIn Profile assistance

Course Details


Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance


This course is self-paced. You have up to 24 months access to complete the course.


100% Online. Study this course from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in Australia.

Start Date

Start Anytime

Course Fees Include
  • Video Learning “masterclass” with Bondi Vet Dr. Kate Adams.
  • One-on-One Tutor Support
  • Resume and LinkedIn Profile Setup Assistance to get you job search ready.
  • INDUSTRY RECOGNISED: Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an Upskill Online Certificate of Achievement in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance.
  • Letter of recommendation for future employers.
  • Career Assistance Program
Payment Options

Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan (starting from $25 per week).


Upskill Online

Learn How To Care For, Rehabilitate, And Provide Basic Veterinary Care For Cats, Dogs and Other Domestic Animals.

Do you have a genuine love and passion for animals and want a career where you can help animals in need? The Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance is an industry recognised certificate that has been specially designed to teach you the skills required to care for, rehabilitate and provide basic veterinary care for dogs, cats and other domesticated animals.

Within the course you will learn how to facilitate both emergency and routine care to animals working closely with a Veterinarian, performing tasks such as administering medications, feeding animals, monitoring their weight and rehabilitation care after medical procedures. You will also learn basic first aid for animals, general care for cats and dogs, how to perform the administrations tasks needed in a veterinary practice, how to provide dog grooming services, plus much more.

The Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance will introduce students to the animal care industry and equip them with the knowledge to work in a large variety of animal care and wellbeing roles such as an Animal Attendant/carer, Animal Welfare Officer, Animal Hospital Assistant, Pet Shop Assistant or Owner, Veterinarian Assistant, or to work in Animal refuges and welfare organisations.

Did you know over the next 5 years it’s predicted that there will be around 9,000 job openings in the veterinary care industry and even more in the animal care industry? That’s why this course comes with the following VIP features to give you the best chance at successfully securing employment upon the course completion. You’ll receive:

  • A Video Learning “Masterclass” with Bondi Vet Dr. Kate Adams.
  • One-on-One Tutor support to give you help every step of the way.
  • Resume and LinkedIn profile setup assistance to get you job search ready.
  • A Letter of recommendation for future employers.
  • A Career Assistance Program to help you apply for suitable jobs.

Study from $25 Per Week

Want to study The Certificate in Pet Care and Veterinary Assistance but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option starting from $25 per week. Simply pay a weekly amount towards your course until the course is paid off and stress less.

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Upskill Online

Upskill Online is renowned for its next generation approach to online education. They provide interactive, short courses in just about every industry you can think of!

Their courses are industry focused and have already helped many students across Australia develop skills to help them succeed in their new vocation.

They understand time is precious and that our students have busy schedules! That’s why you move through your course at a pace that suits you.

They provide an engaging learning platform that’s accessible anywhere, anytime and for any age or experience level.

Take the first step and undertaken study to your dream industry and receive career support and advice from one of our experts.

They revisit your goals and set you up as a professional in your new industry with a LinkedIn/Resume revamp to optimise your employment opportunities!

  1. An Introduction to Pet Care
  2. Provide Basic Care for Domestic Cats
  3. Provide Basic Care for Domestic Dogs
  4. Provide Dog Grooming Service
  5. Taking Care of your Animals
  6. Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets
  7. Basic First Aid for Animals
  8. Routine Health Care for Animals
  9. Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals
  10. Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well-being
  11. Working in Veterinary Services
  12. Administration Services for the Veterinary Service
  13. Assist in Health Care of Animals
  14. Veterinary Diagnostic Sample Collection
  15. Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures in Animal Work
  16. Controlling Bacterial and Fungal Diseases in Animals Provide Nutritional Advice and Support for Animals
  17. Inherited Disorders of Dogs, Cats and Horses
  18. Other Conditions and Disorders
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Animal Attendant
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Carer
  • Animal Hospital Assistant
  • Animal refuges and welfare organisations
  • Pet shop employee or business owner
  • Animal Breeder
  • Wildlife reserves, parks and zoos
  • Farm Hand
  • Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service or Animal accommodation facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)

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