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There’s no doubt for many people, the job of a veterinary assistant is the stuff of dreams, not least because it offers a highly varied working life and you get to spend all day with animals. Unfortunately, for most, it remains as a pipedream, as the path to the field - from the outside at least - looks out of reach; however, with an online vet assistant course, it’s accessible to everyone!

The industry is well paid, too, in that the average veterinary assistant salary is around $52k, and the demand for these skills is growing all the time. According to the Australian Industry & Skills Committee, the sector is set to grow by some 13% by 2024, so those with the skills are going to find themselves sought-after by the many veterinary practices across Australia. However, being a veterinary assistant is not all that this course opens you up to…

A Variety of Career Options

When you complete this online veterinary course, you do far more than just prepare yourself to work as a veterinary assistant. There are a plethora of roles that you can take up with the skills learnt and you might be surprised at just how varied they are.

They include:

  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Cattery, pet shop or kennel employee/business owner
  • Animal Carer
  • Animal refuges and welfare organisations
  • Animal hospital assistant
  • Animal trainer
  • Farmhand
  • Wildlife reserve, park or zoo employee
  • Animal groomer

This isn’t even an exhaustive list, so you can see that vet nurse course qualifications very much give you the skills needed to start a new career or accelerate an existing one. What’s more, these online courses can be taken at your own speed and organised around your current life.

What You’ll Learn On the Course

To begin with, module one of this Veterinary Assistant course will provide you with basic care skills for a range of pets including cats, dogs, fish, birds, reptiles, rodents and rabbits. Module two deals with animal healthcare, covering basic first aid and ongoing healthcare, as well as a range of veterinary subjects like safety and rehabilitation.

Module three covers animal diseases, how to treat them and associated topics such as toxicology, infection control and Diagnosis. All three modules have been designed in collaboration with industry experts like Dr Kate Adams (of Bondi Vet fame) and the course provides both theoretical and practical, on-the-job skills that employers in Australia are looking for.

Ordinarily, you’d have to pay just under $1300 for all three modules, but right now, we’re offering an incredible price of $499, with flexible payment options available too. So, there’s never been a better time to start training, as you’ll also save a lot of money!

Join the Growing Number in Australia Training Online

So, if you’ve always had a hankering for a job working with animals, we’re here to tell you that it’s not too late and anyone can train to get into this fantastic and rewarding industry. If you would like to look into joining the growing number of people getting professional training online and at their own convenience with OCA, visit us online today at

Alternatively, if you have any questions about our veterinary nurse courses that are holding you back from enrolling in Online Courses Australia animal health courses, simply call us on 1300 611 404 today, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to talk you through things. That’s it from us. We’ll see you again next time.

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