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What type of animals do vet assistants work with?

Any pet owner will be familiar with trips to the vet. Maybe your dog loves it…perhaps your cat hates it? Either way, vets work incredibly hard to keep our furry friends happy and healthy. 

But how often do we recognise the work of veterinary assistants? The extra pairs of hands which help calm and soothe a frightened fur baby, who work as part of a team to provide the best care possible and ensure things in the surgery run smoothly. And things will not always be tame in this job! 

Wildlife veterinary assistants get up close and personal with some of the more beautiful, wild and exotic animals that Australia has to offer, tending to the healthcare and conservation of these wild beasts.

Vet assistants play a vital role in the industry, and with the help of My Learning online, animal lovers across the globe can have the chance to train in this rewarding and exciting profession. And this is just the beginning! Once you have basic vet assistant training under your belt, you will have the chance to get to know what parts of the job you really enjoy and where your passions lie. From here, you can choose your own path and work your way up the industry.

Want to know more? We thought so! Here is a bit more insight into the job of a vet assistant, what kind of animals different assistants will work with, as well as the courses we offer to help you achieve your career goals.

Working as a Vet Assistant

Our vet assistant course is an excellent start for those wanting to professionally work with and care for household animals. 

This course has been professionally designed with newbies in mind, teaching the fundamental basics of working within a veterinary clinic. Students will be exposed to veterinary procedures and processes, as well as general animal care and veterinary administration.

An excellent leg up to get you onto the veterinary ladder, this course was designed to help you secure an entry-level role in veterinary care facilities. From there, the sky’s the limit! You could go on to complete a vet nurse certificate and gradually climb your way up the veterinary industry ladder.

This general vet assistant course will bring you face to face with animals that we see more often in our day to day, household pets and rescue animals being the predominant patients in this setting. 

Whether it is sick kittens, poorly pups or other household animals that are feeling under the weather, it will be the job of a vet assistant to treat each animal with care and respect, knowing just what to do to get these furry friends back on their feet again.

Vet Assistant Course infographic

Working as a Wildlife Veterinary Assistant

Australia is home to an incredible array of wildlife. We share the land we call home with many cubs, critters and creepy crawlies, and we have a duty to protect these beautiful creatures.

Here at My Learning Online, we are extremely passionate about wildlife conservation and animal healthcare and have combined these passions into our wildlife veterinary assistant course

This course will equip you with extensive knowledge about general animal healthcare, first aid and rehabilitation, as well as guide you through the basics of working with wild animals.

Not only will you learn about how to care for these wild animals, you will also be taught all about wildlife conservation, habitats and management practices. The combination of these two units of study will ensure that you have a firm foundational knowledge and understanding of the animal health care and wildlife conservation space.

(Our comprehensive hybrid wildlife vet assistant certificate course was also designed by professionals, so you know you are getting the good stuff!).

Maybe you want to work in a wildlife welfare or rescue shelter, want to better your understanding to help wild animals in need in rural areas, or are hoping to specialise in veterinary services for specific species of wildlife. Wherever your passions lie, this course is the perfect start to any career in care and conservation.

The clue is in the name – there won’t be many chihuahuas or guinea pigs coming your way! Oh no, we’re talking Oz’s most magical and often most in-need animals that live out and about in the wilds of the bush. 

With the climate change crisis growing ever bigger and the threat of humans towards wild animals and their homes becoming greater, there has never been such a great need for wildlife vets and assistants. 

Not only will you be doing your best to provide vital healthcare for wild animals in need, you will also be focusing on conservation and rehabilitation, helping to keep the lives of animals and their homes out of danger, making sure these amazing creatures are able to grow and thrive in their natural habitats.

Wildlife Veterinary Course Infographic

A bit more about My Learning Online

Both of our vet assistant courses online follow an entirely online course structure, giving you the flexibility to work your learning around your schedule and lifestyle. 

This 24/7 access to learning and total flexibility is what sets us apart from other study programs, and is the perfect choice for anyone who perhaps does not have the time or resources to commit to a full-time degree course.

But that’s not all. For the courses which require it, we will send you your very own custom-made kit, delivered straight to your front door with everything you need to get started on your journey.

Each of our courses comes with a downloadable brochure, including further information on course content, accessing your learning online, tutor support and more. We also have course fee payment plans available to make the financial side of things more manageable.

Questions? Concerns? We have a friendly team, of course, consultants on hand to answer any queries you have and to help recommend the best course for you. Speak to one of our consultants today to find out more about any of the courses which spark your interest.

We can’t wait to hear from you. So get in touch today about one of our vet assistant courses, and we will lend you a helping paw!


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