A Vet in the Making

Make sure a veterinary career is right for you before you start years of study and training

A Vet in the Making

Make sure a veterinary career is right for you before you start years of study and training

  • Land your dream job with animals by showing you are prepared to study hard to learn all about a veterinary practice
  • Gain experience and broaden your knowledge into the complex world of vets before you invest time and money on your degree
  • Learn when and whether you like at your own pace using our easy-to-use platform suitable for all devices
$199
  • 95% recommend
  • Fully accredited by ICOES
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 14 days money back guaranteed
  • 50 online study hours

95% THUMBS UP 95% of students recommend our courses

FULLY ACCREDITED All our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service.

FREE PDF CERTIFICATE You can prove your commitment with a certificate upon completion

14 DAYS MONEY BACK If our course isn't for you, you have 14 days to claim your money back guarantee

100 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 45 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • It takes more than a love of animals to be a top vet. Get your studies off to a flying start by learning the procedures and mechanics of a successful practice

  • Sometimes it seems vets are talking another language. Learn to talk the talk before you walk into your first university lecture

  • Turn your love of animals into a dream job by showing you understand all the ins and outs of working in a veterinary practice

  • Follow your passion for a rewarding career with animals by learning the fundamental foundations for professionally caring for animals

  • Study at home at your own pace through our accredited course and get a certificate to prove you’re ready to embark on a lifelong career with animals

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • You dream of being a vet or working in a veterinary practice and want to know more about your role

  • You believe your vocation is as a vet but want to be 100% certain before starting years of study and training

  • Anyone who has a passion for animals and wants to know more about caring for and handling animals safely and professionally

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • It takes more than a love of animals to be a top vet. Get your studies off to a flying start by learning the procedures and mechanics of a successful practice

  • Sometimes it seems vets are talking another language. Learn to talk the talk before you walk into your first university lecture

  • Turn your love of animals into a dream job by showing you understand all the ins and outs of working in a veterinary practice

  • Follow your passion for a rewarding career with animals by learning the fundamental foundations for professionally caring for animals

  • Study at home at your own pace through our accredited course and get a certificate to prove you’re ready to embark on a lifelong career with animals

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • You dream of being a vet or working in a veterinary practice and want to know more about your role

  • You believe your vocation is as a vet but want to be 100% certain before starting years of study and training

  • Anyone who has a passion for animals and wants to know more about caring for and handling animals safely and professionally

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Learn from the masters! Our course is compiled by a qualified vet who can give you the inside track on animal behavior, anatomy and psychology

  • Pet owners can also greatly benefit by being able to take care of more issues at home so fewer stressful trips to the vet

  • Discover a whole new world of animal-related careers which you may never have considered

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

  • Learn more about animals mentally and physically to turn your passion into a rewarding career

  • Studying this accredited course will prove to prospective universities and employers how dedicated you are in your desire to land your dream job with animals

  • Expand your horizons to find out about a whole range of opportunities to work with animals and the ones which are a perfect fit for you  

COURSES MODULES

Module 1: Training Puppies
  • 1.1 Training with treats so puppy falls in love with you
  • 1.2 Provide a safe den for your pup through crate training
  • 1.3 Have a safe, obedient dog which responds to basic commands
  • 1.4 Trim nails, clean ears and handle paws without nips
  • 1.5 The 3 stages of house training to stop ‘accidents’
  • 1.6 Teach your pup how to greet other animals and humans
  • 1.7 Nipping problem behaviors before they escalate
  • 1.8 Fun and games for everyone with tricks and treats
Module 2: Training Of Adult Dogs
  • 2.1 Breaking bad habits by knowing what to ignore and what to reward
  • 2.2 Teaching good behavior with kindness (and doggie treats!)
  • 2.3 Learn your dog’s habits to prioritize what work needs to be done
  • 2.4 Be consistent with commands to avoid confusing your pet
  • 2.5 Stop anti-social behavior so your dog is fun to be around
  • 2.6 Confidence-building tips for a happy dog
  • 2.7 Teaching an old dog, new tricks
Module 3: Cat Training
  • 3.1 Teach your cat to respond to the sound of a clicker
  • 3.2 Getting cats to use their litter box
  • 3.3 Stop scratching or clawing and save on repair bills
  • 3.4 Distraction techniques to stop cats jumping on furniture
  • 3.5 Purr-fect methods to having a sociable cat and not a sour-puss
Module 4: Bird Training
  • 4.1 Show birds how to respond to clicker training
  • 4.2 Golden rules in teaching birds to speak
  • 4.3 Learning to socialize without ruffling feathers
  • 4.4 Safe handling so you don’t frighten your bird (or get pecked)
Module 5: Fundamentals Of Dog Walking And Pet Sitting
  • 5.1 Keeping you and all pets safe
  • 5.2 How to handle an attacking dog
  • 5.3 Knowing when you’ll need to involve a vet
  • 5.4 Entering and leaving pets homes securely and safely
  • 5.5 Know your responsibilities as a pet carer
Module 6: Out And About –professional Dog Walking
  • 6.1 Be prepared - what to be on the lookout for
  • 6.2 Reading dogs’ body language and responding correctly
  • 6.3 Understanding and reacting to aggression
  • 6.4 The dynamics of dog fights and how to avoid/intervene
  • 6.5 Complying with the law
Module 7: Disease, Health And Hygiene
  • 7.1 How to keep pets bedding and general environment clean and hygienic
  • 7.2 Control of disease and infection
  • 7.3 Keeping yourself safe from infection
  • 7.4 Know the signs of infections and diseases which animals can pass to humans
  • 7.5 Find the safe way to administer medication safely
Module 8: Being Professional With Clients
  • 8.1 Get off to a good start - you only have one chance to make a great impression
  • 8.2 Preparing your checklist for meeting new clients
  • 8.3 Microchipping and other forms of ID
  • 8.4 Arranging entry/security details
  • 8.5 Be forewarned on what clients are likely to ask
  • 8.6 What to put in your contract’s Terms & Conditions
  • 8.7 Work out your fees and exactly what is included
Module 9: Handling And Getting Around With Your Pets
  • 9.1 Knowing which handling equipment and restraints you’ll need
  • 9.2 Safe way to approaching a nervous animal
  • 9.3 Learn the warning signs of unpredictable behaviour
  • 9.4 Learn the techniques to handle cats and dogs correctly so they are content
  • 9.5 Find out the best ways to handle exotic pets without stressing them
  • 9.6 Keeping animals safe and secure in your car
Module 10: Specific Information On Dogs And Cats
  • 10.1 One size doesn’t fit all - know the correct levels of exercise for each individual animal
  • 10.2 Study nutrition to know what to dish out at mealtimes
  • 10.3 Understanding behaviour and retraining when needed
  • 10.4 Caring for elderly pets and changes to watch out for
  • 10.5 Physical care and grooming needs of your clients’ pets
  • 10.6 Ways to show affection to keep animals calm and happy
  • 10.7 Recognising signs of common diseases and the course of action
Module 11: First Aid
  • 11.1 On the spot diagnosis and what to do next
  • 11.2 Learning when vomiting and diarrhoea need urgent attention and when not
  • 11.3 What items are poisonous for pets and what to do if he swallows them
  • 11.4 Dressing and nursing cuts, grazes, wounds and burns
  • 11.5 Coping with breaks and fractures
  • 11.6 Taking action when an animal goes into shock
  • 11.7 Saving animals’ lives with CPR
  • 11.8 What you need in your first-aid kit
Module 12: Specific Information On Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
  • 12.1 Learn about different breeds and how to deal with them
  • 12.2 Common problems and diseases to look out for
  • 12.3 Providing an adequate living environment for happy, healthy animals
  • 12.4 Keep pets stimulated with enough exercise
  • 12.5 How to care for rabbits and guinea pigs as their surrogate guardian
Module 13: Specific Information On Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice & Exotic Rats
  • 13.1 Show your knowledge of different breeds
  • 13.2 Understanding behaviour so you can correctly deal with it
  • 13.3 Spotting the signs of common problems and diseases
  • 13.4 Providing an adequate living environment for healthy rodents
  • 13.5 Usual care needed for a long and healthy life
Module 14: Specific Information On Birds
  • 14.1 General tips on caring for birds
  • 14.2 How to look after small birds in your care
  • 14.3 How to deal with larger birds & birds of prey
  • 14.4 Keeping poultry healthy to produce happy eggs
  • 14.5 Ways to stop parrots from getting bored and destroying your furniture
  • 14.6 Recognising common diseases and preventing it from spreading
Module 15: Specific Information On Fish
  • 15.1 How to care for fish
  • 15.2 What tropical fish need to stay healthy
  • 15.3 Best ways to look after cold water fish
  • 15.4 Difficulties you face with marine fish
  • 15.5 Recognizing disease and what to do
Module 16: Specific Information On Reptiles
  • 16.1 How to care for reptiles
  • 16.2 Challenges of keeping reptiles as pets
  • 16.3 Looking after turtles, terrapins and tortoises
  • 16.4 Handling and caring for snakes & lizards
  • 16.5 Recognising disease and action to take
Module 17: How Pet Sitting Can Get You Up And Running In Business
  • 17.1 How to set up a successful pet business
  • 17.2 Ways of arranging finance & insurance
  • 17.3 Regulations that you need to bear in mind
  • 17.4 Being creative with services to make you stand out from the crowd
  • 17.5 Effective and cost-effective advertising & marketing
Module 18: What Is Normal Behavior For A Dog?
  • 18.1 Socialization
  • 18.2 Dogs and learning
  • 18.3 Juniors and seniors
  • 18.4 Habits – digging, chewing, and more!
Module 19: If Dogs Could Talk
  • 19.1 Body language
  • 19.2 Stances
  • 19.3 Body language reference table
  • 19.4 Smells and sniffing
  • 19.5 Urine and feces
  • 19.6 Vocal language
Module 20: A Dog's Eye View
  • 20.1 Fear
  • 20.2 Anxiety
  • 20.3 Aggression
  • 20.4 Scent marking
  • 20.5 Elimination
  • 20.6 Issues at feeding time
Module 21: Normal Cat Behavior
  • 21.1 How cats’ behaviour develops as they grow
  • 21.2 Feeding time rules
  • 21.3 Sleeping and biological rhythms
  • 21.4 Sexual behaviour
  • 21.5 Maternal instincts
  • 21.6 Aggression
Module 22: When Cat Behavior Is Abnormal
  • 22.1 Peculiarities of certain breeds
  • 22.2 When play is not play
  • 22.3 Moody & sensitive times
  • 22.4 Differentiating instinct from conditioning
  • 22.5 Differentiating between behavioural and health issues
Module 23: Cats Heightened Senses And Communication
  • 23.1 Reading body language
  • 23.2 Sense of smell
  • 23.3 Sense of hearing
  • 23.4 Distinctive cat sounds
  • 23.5 What’s she trying to tell me?
Module 24: Cat Care And Health
  • 24.1 Understanding aggression and how to deal with it
  • 24.2 Scratching
  • 24.3 House training
  • 24.4 Excessive vocalisation
  • 24.5 Discipline
  • 24.6 Preventative health care
  • 24.7 Responsible ownership
  • 24.8 Effects of ageing
Module 25: Domestication - How Pets Came In From The Cold
  • 25.1 How animals first learnt to live with humans
  • 25.2 Characteristics and traits of different pets
  • 25.3 How we transfer our human emotions and expectations to pets
  • 25.4 Making sure you pick the right pet for you and your lifestyle
Module 26: Normal Dog Behaviour - When Your Pet Is Being True To His Nature
  • 26.1 Socialisation and introducing your pet to other family members
  • 26.2 How older dogs change and how you can change with them
  • 26.3 Understanding puppy behavior
  • 26.4 Why animals like licking, digging or jumping and what to do about it
Module 27: Calm The Pack – Fear, Aggression And Anxiety
  • 27.1 Different reasons why animals become aggressive and how to cope
  • 27.2 Ways of stopping animals suffering from anxiety separation
  • 27.3 Learn the signs your animal is scared and ways to calm them
Module 28: How Well Do You Know Me? The Colourful World Of Dogs’ Antics Explained
  • 28.1 Why do dogs love rolling over and rolling in poo!
  • 28.2 How dogs really feel about your stroking and patting,
  • 28.3 Importance of tummy tickles and ear scratching
  • 28.4 The instinct behind circling and chasing their tail
  • 28.5 Why a dog puts its tail between its legs
  • 28.6 Playful antics of muzzle grabbing
  • 28.7 Should you worry if your pet is eating grass
Module 29: Lose Your Mind To Understand Your Dog’s
  • 29.1 What to do when a animal is marking in inappropriate places
  • 29.2 Dealing with urination due to excitement and submission
  • 29.3 Unusual levels of barking - what it means and what to do
  • 29.4 The kind ways to stop pets soiling your home
Module 30: What Is Normal Behaviour For A Cat?
  • 30.1 Eating rituals - how and why they differ from dogs
  • 30.2 Important early lessons for kittens
  • 30.3 Understanding how and adapting to changes in older cats
  • 30.4 Why are cats so knead-y?
  • 30.5 Why do cats bury faeces?
Module 31: A Cat’s The Only Cat Who Knows Where It’s At
  • 31.1 Kitties and litter trays
  • 31.2 Some of the top reasons cats do not use a litter tray
  • 31.3 Understanding cat body language
Module 32: When You’ve Had It With Your Cat – Psychiatric Challenges
  • 32.1 The ins and outs of litter trays - what works and doesn’t
  • 32.2 Why they soil where you don’t want them to
  • 32.3 How to deal with challenges
  • 32.4 What to do if they are jumping up
  • 32.5 Do cats grieve and how to comfort them
Module 33: Cat On A Griddle
  • 33.1 Likely reasons for aggression and how to recognize different kinds
  • 33.2 Tips on desensitizing cats so they keep calm in fearful situations
  • 33.3 Techniques to stop the distressing signs of separation anxiety
  • 33.4 Dealing with the impact of environmental stress
Module 34: Understanding Rabbits
  • 34.1 Reading and reacting to body language
  • 34.2 What are those rabbit noises telling you
  • 34.3 Normal behaviour and what signals a problem
  • 34.4 Reading different gestures and actions
  • 34.5 What to do when a rabbit marks his territory
Module 35: Veterinary Practice And The Veterinary Support Assistant
  • 35.1 Understand how a veterinary practice works and where you fit in
  • 35.2 Discover the important role of a Veterinary Support Assistant
  • 35.3 Find out about the structure of a veterinary clinic
  • 35.4 What role each person plays
  • 35.5 Importance of confidentiality and professionalism
Module 36: Developing Your Skill Set
  • 36.1 What you will find in the Practice Manual
  • 36.2 Know your breeds so you know how to handle them
  • 36.3 Listen and learn from what the vet tells clients
  • 36.4 The importance of legally-binding consent forms
  • 36.5 Phone skills to create a first-class impression
  • 36.6 Tips for working at reception
  • 36.7 How to deal with anxious clients
  • 36.8 Using your initiative to be one step ahead of the game
  • 36.9 Looking and acting like a professional
Module 37: Veterinary Terminology
  • 37.1 Commonly used terms and their meanings
  • 37.2 Common procedures you will encounter
  • 37.3 Abbreviations
  • 37.4 Equipment within the practice
Module 38: Basic Animal Handling
  • 38.1 The principles of handling animals
  • 38.2 How to correctly handle dogs
  • 38.3 Handling cats for tests or operations
  • 38.4 Handling small mammals
  • 38.5 Handling exotic animals safely
Module 39: Animal Psychology
  • 39.1 Find out how animals react to stress
  • 39.2 Reading body language so you can react in the right way
  • 39.3 Minimizing stress so animals become calmer
  • 39.4 Recognizing and dealing with pain in animals
Module 40: Advanced Animal Handling
  • 40.1 Tools for handling the fractious animal
  • 40.2 Restraining the fractious animal so he can be treated
  • 40.3 Holding an animal for a medical examination
  • 40.4 Holding an animal for a minor procedure
  • 40.5 Holding an animal for a blood draw
Module 41: Around The Veterinary Practice
  • 41.1 Surgery theater protocol to contain germs and diseases
  • 41.2 Disinfecting and cleaning protocols for the consultation room
  • 41.3 How to prepare animals for operations and surgical procedures
  • 41.4 Techniques for sterilizing instruments
  • 41.5 Importance of disinfection and disease control
Module 42: Care Of In Patients
  • 42.1 How to monitor animals, update charts and spot what is normal and what isn’t
  • 42.2 Why TLC is vital in providing the optimum environment
  • 42.3 Special measures such as hand feeding and critical care
  • 42.4 Taking and reporting vital signs
Module 43: Feeding Animals
  • 43.1 Feeding healthy animals - types of foods
  • 43.2 Giving the correct advice about food and surgery
  • 43.3 Life stage nutrition for animals of all ages
  • 43.4 Administering prescription diets
  • 43.5 How to feed a sick animal back to health
Module 44: Basic Anatomy
  • 44.1 Learning important anatomical terms
  • 44.2 How animals differ from people
Module 45: Basic Physiology
  • 45.1 Getting to know physiological terms
  • 45.2 Monitoring and understanding temperature, pulse and respiration rates
Module 46: Euthanasia
  • 46.1 Helping pet guardians make a difficult decision
  • 46.2 Making arrangements for end of life choices
  • 46.3 Euthanasia etiquette - dealing with the emotional side
  • 46.4 How euthanasia is performed
  • 46.5 Deciding on a burial or cremation
Module 47: Emergencies
  • 47.1 Dealing with an emergency
  • 47.2 Your role during an emergency
  • 47.3 Basic principles of resuscitation
Module 48: Health & Safety, And Regulations
  • 48.1 Risks within the veterinary environment
  • 48.2 The importance of hygiene
  • 48.3 Ionizing radiation regulations
  • 48.4 Prescribing regulations
  • 48.5 Disposal of clinical waste
Module 49: Brainstorming And Research
  • 49.1 Why Work with Animals?
  • 49.2 Pros and Cons
  • 49.3 Decide on Your Strengths
  • 49.4 Reality Check
  • 49.5 Where to Find Jobs
  • 49.6 Researching the Job
  • 49.7 Comparative Salaries
Module 50: Gaining Experience
  • 50.1 Personal Experience
  • 50.2 Unpaid Experience
  • 50.3 Broadening Your Education
  • 50.4 Volunteering Abroad
  • 50.5 Internships
Module 51: Portfolios, Cv, And Application
  • 51.1 Introduction
  • 51.2 An Inspirational Portfolio
  • 51.3 Writing a Killer CV
  • 51.4 Creating an Awesome Application Letter
Module 52: Applying To Vet School
  • 52.1 The Path to Vet School
  • 52.2 Planning your Finance
  • 52.3 Interviews and Experience
  • 52.4 Veterinary Careers and Specializations
Module 53: Health-related Careers
  • 53.1 Animal-assisted Therapist
  • 53.2 Animal Behaviorist
  • 53.3 Animal Chiropractor
  • 53.4 Animal Geneticist
  • 53.5 Animal Health Inspector
  • 53.6 Artificial Insemination Officer
  • 53.7 Nutritionist
  • 53.8 Physiotherapist
  • 53.9 Practice manager
  • 53.10 Receptionist
  • 53.11 Vet Tech (US) Vet Nurse (UK)
  • 53.12 Vet Tech specializations
  • 53.13 VSA
Module 54: Pet-related Careers
  • 54.1 Animal Control Officer
  • 54.2 Animal Cruelty Officer (ASPCA, RSPCA)
  • 54.3 Animal Photographer
  • 54.4 Detection Dog Handler
  • 54.5 Dog Breeder
  • 54.6 Dog Trainer
  • 54.7 Doggy Daycare Owner
  • 54.8 Dog Walker
  • 54.9 Drug Company Rep
  • 54.10 Groomer
  • 54.11 Kennel Attendant/Manager
  • 54.12 Pet Adoption Counsellor
  • 54.13 Pet Food Salesperson
  • 54.14 Pet Sitter
  • 54.15 Pet Writer
  • 54.16 Police Dog Handler
  • 54.17 Service Dog Trainer
Module 55: Animal-related Careers
  • 55.1 Animal Behaviorist
  • 55.2 Aqua Culturist
  • 55.3 Dairy Herdsmen
  • 55.4 Ecologist
  • 55.5 Equine Dentist
  • 55.6 Exercise Rider
  • 55.7 Farrier
  • 55.8 Foaling Attendant
  • 55.9 Fish and Game Warden
  • 55.10 Groom
  • 55.11 Herpetologist
  • 55.12 Horse Identifier
  • 55.13 Horse Pedigree Analyst
  • 55.14 Jockey
  • 55.15 Marine Biologist
  • 55.16 Marine Mammal Trainer
  • 55.17 Mounted Police Officer
  • 55.18 Primatologist
  • 55.19 Racing Steward, Starter, Outrider, Licensing Clerk
  • 55.20 Ranch Manager
  • 55.21 Reptile Breeder
    • Wildlife Biologist or Zoologist
    • Wildlife Rehabilitator
    • Zoo Keeper, Habitat Designer, Educator

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ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Once you complete the payment you get immediate access to the course

  • Don't worry if you're not ready to start studying now, because you'll have 12 months to activate the course

  • Once activated, you have 45 days to complete it

  • The course will only take about 100 hours to complete

  • You can set your own pace of study - completely online and available on any device

  • Busy life? Don't worry! You can study anytime, anywhere
  • At the end of each module there is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage

  • The modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember. You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up

  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you'll get a pdf certificate

  • You will be also eligible to apply for an ICOES hard copy certificate

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE

  • The courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material

  • Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours

  • From time to time, we also organize live webinars with a vet which you can join in and have any queries or questions professionally answered

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • Holly and Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses

  • The courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education

  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service

  • Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career

CAREER PATH

  • Would-be vets will learn the basics of the role, how to apply to vet college and where to find work experience

  • This course opens up a whole new world of jobs with animals including becoming a vet but also dozens of other opportunities

  • Studying an accredited course will give you an advantage over fellow candidates

  • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HOLLY AND HUGO

I have a degree in animal behaviour so it helped me to expand and relearn my knowledge around animal health and care. It also made me feel more confident about analyzing certain behaviours and in how to approach training. Jade Thomas - United Kingdom

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