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For many, the role of a veterinary assistant is a dream job, offering a diverse work environment and the opportunity to spend the entire day with animals. Unfortunately, for most, it remains a distant aspiration, as the path to entering this field seems out of reach from an outsider's perspective. However, with our online vet assistant course, this dream becomes attainable for everyone!

Working in the animal health and care field offers many rewarding and fulfilling experiences. Firstly, you get to make a meaningful impact on the well-being and happiness of animals every day. It's a career that allows you to build strong bonds with animals and witness their progress as they receive the care and attention they deserve. Additionally, the industry offers diverse opportunities, from becoming a veterinary assistant or nurse to pursuing a career in animal behaviour, conservation, or research.

The job satisfaction that comes from knowing you're contributing to improving the lives of animals is truly unparalleled. Furthermore, the demand for skilled professionals in this field continues to grow, ensuring a stable and potentially lucrative career path. If you have a passion for animals and want to make a positive difference in their lives, working in animal health and care is a fulfilling and worthwhile choice. 

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

Broad Careers in Animal Health

  • Veterinarian Nurse *Via our Pathway Program 
  • Veterinarian Assistant/Administration *Via our Pathway Program 
  • Zoo Keeper or Assistant Keeper
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Animal Foster Carer
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Wildlife Park Worker
  • Animal Welfare caseworker 
  • Animal Attendant
  • Farm Worker/Trainee
  • Dog Groomer 
  • Kennel Attendant 
  • Animal Rescue/Shelter Driver 
  • Pet Sitter or Dog Walker 
  • Animal Breeder (within Australia licensing) 

If you want to obtain animal health-based knowledge to gain employment, have a passion for working with animals, want to kick-start your career as a Veterinarian Nurse, or wish you knew how to care for your animals? We have the course for you. 

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Turn your love for animals into a rewarding career. Whether you aspire to work closely with animals every day or are committed to enhancing their health and well-being, we encourage you to explore our Veterinary Assistant Pathway course. This program offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit towards higher certification levels. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring sessions with a fully qualified Veterinarian, providing you with valuable career insights and key learnings.

OCA students get a next-level learning experience - something you can see by watching our Student Study Demo. As well as enjoying highly stimulating, industry-led content, our entire library covers more than 20+ different sectors, something you can see by visiting us today at

If you're passionate about animals and seeking a starting point to launch your career, consider enrolling in a short, CPD-approved animal care course. It could be your ideal first step towards realising your dream!

We understand choosing a career direction or the right course to study can be challenging; we are here to help. Contacting us is easy – simply call 1300 611 404 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can schedule a FREE career call at your preferred time... Book a call here 

We are excited to discuss your education journey and course options!

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