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  • Valid from 19 May 2017 – 19 July 2017
  • Redemption period: 2 months from deal’s start date
  • Limit 1 voucher per person
  • Course content available for 12 months after purchasing
  • May buy multiple vouchers as gifts
  • Vouchers not redeemed by 19 July 2017 will NOT be refunded
  • From the moment you start your course you’ll have 45 days to complete it. You can get an extension if you need more time
  • You’ll get a free PDF certificate at the end of the course issued by Holly And Hugo and confirming your course completion. 
  • In order to be eligible for the certificate you need to successfully complete the course and pass each course module
  • You can also request an internationally recognised certificate issued by independent accreditation body – International Council for Online Educational Standards. This certificate is issued in hard copy only and is posted to your address. Certificate fee applies.
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  • You’ll get access to detailed video tutorials, practical examples and useful tips
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Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course
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  • The Veterinary Support Assistant (VSA) is a highly capable member of the veterinary team, trained informally within the practice.
  • A VSA is responsible for many crucial jobs within the clinic, such as ensuring good hygiene and sterility, handling animals, and interfacing with clients.
  • Anybody who comes into regular contact with animals be that in a kennel, rescue center, or a vet clinic, benefits from learning and understanding key aspects such as:
    • Veterinary terminology
    • Handling dogs, cats, small mammals, and exotics
    • Animal psychology – interpreting signs of stress or pain
    • Handling the fractious animal safely
    • How to gently restrain animals for minor procedures
    • The importance of disinfection and disease control
    • Monitoring inpatients, such as taking vital signs and record keeping
    • Basic animal anatomy and physiology
    • Health and Safety regulations
    • Feeding animals – both healthy and sick
  • This course is of benefit to anyone with an interest in animal health, working with animals, or wondering if a career in the veterinary environment is right for them.
  • Once you enroll you’ll get access to your user area where you’ll immediately find all the materials you need to complete the course
  • The exams will test if you’ve learned the information on each module. All exams will be done online and no paperwork is required
  • From the moment you start your course you’ll have 45 days to complete it. You can get an extension if you need more time
  • Buying the course and planning to move? No problem! You can access the course from anywhere in the world
  • You’ll be assessed as you progress throughout the course and you can easily track your progress and marks in your user area
  • You can buy the course now but start the course anytime within the one year period
  • We all have a busy life and we get it. You can study anytime you wish: late in the evening, weekends – whatever suits you better
  • You’ll get access to detailed video tutorials, practical examples and really useful tips

See below for course outline!

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Course Modules:


Module 1: Veterinary Practice & the Veterinary Support Assistant

  • 1.1 The aims of this course
  • 1.2 What is a Veterinary Support Assistant?
  • 1.3 The structure of veterinary practice
  • 1.4 Roles within the clinic team
  • 1.5 Confidentiality and professionalism

Module 2: Developing your Skillset

  • 2.1 The Practice Manual
  • 2.2 Know your breeds
  • 2.3 Listen and Learn
  • 2.4 Understanding consent forms
  • 2.5 Phone skills
  • 2.6 Reception
  • 2.7 Dealing with Anxious Clients
  • 2.8 Using your Initiative
  • 2.9 Personal appearance and manner

Module 3: Veterinary Terminology

  • 3.1 Commonly used terms
  • 3.2 Common procedures
  • 3.3 Abbreviations
  • 3.4 Equipment within the practice

Unit 4: Basic Animal Handling

  • 4.1 The principles of handling animals
  • 4.2 Handling dogs
  • 4.3 Handling cats
  • 4.4 Handling small mammals
  • 4.5 Handling exotics

Unit 5: Animal Psychology

  • 5.1 How animals react to stress
  • 5.2 Reading body language
  • 5.3 Minimizing stress
  • 5.4 Recognizing pain in animals

Unit 6: Advanced Animal Handling

  • 6.1 Tools for handling the fractious animal
  • 6.2 Restraining the fractious animal
  • 6.3 Holding an animal for a medical examination
  • 6.4 Holding an animal for a minor procedure
  • 6.5 Holding an animal for a blood draw

Unit 7: Around the Veterinary Practice

  • 7.1 Theater protocol
  • 7.2 Consultation protocol
  • 7.3 Pre-operative preparations
  • 7.4 Sterilizing instruments
  • 7.5 Disinfection and disease control

Unit 8: Care of In Patients

  • 8.1 Monitoring animals and updating charts
  • 8.2 TLC –Providing the optimum environment
  • 8.3 Special measures (hand feeding and critical care)
  • 8.4 Taking vital signs

Unit 9: Feeding Animals

  • 9.1 Feeding the well animal
  • 9.2 Food and surgery
  • 9.3 Life stage nutrition
  • 9.4 Prescription diets
  • 9.5 Feeding the sick animal

Unit 10: Basic Anatomy

  • 10.1 Anatomical terms
  • 10.2 How animals differ from people

Unit 11: Basic Psychology

  • 11.1 Physiological terms
  • 11.2 Normal reference ranges

Unit 12: Euthanasia

  • 12.1 Making a difficult decision
  • 12.2 End of life choices
  • 12.3 Euthanasia etiquette
  • 12.4 How euthanasia is performed
  • 12.5 Burial or cremation

Unit 13: Emergencies

  • 13.1 Dealing with an emergency
  • 13.2 Your role during an emergency
  • 13.3 Basic principles of resuscitation

Unit 14: First Aid

  • 14.1 Basic first aid
  • 14.2 Bleeding
  • 14.3 Shock
  • 14.4 Breathing difficulties
  • 14.5 Fractures

Unit 15: Health & Safety, and Regulations

  • 15.1 Risks within the veterinary environment
  • 15.2 The importance of hygiene
  • 15.3 Ionizing radiation regulations
  • 15.4 Prescribing regulations
  • 15.5 Disposal of clinical waste


Holly and Hugo helps pet owners improve their relationship with their dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and reptiles with a variety of online animal-behavior and animal-training courses.
Holly and Hugo’s students—more than 20,000 in 59 countries—get help from a veterinary team, which responds to their questions on a regularly updated blog, and students also gain access to free, live Q&A webinars with Dr. Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of each course. All are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards. 1% of Holy & Hugo’s annual profits are donated towards a range of dog welfare groups