Veterinary Care Assistant Level 2 Diploma

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Aberdeen Campus, Oatridge Campus


If you are looking to pursue a career as a veterinary care assistant, this is an ideal course. It leads to a nationally recognised Level 2 Diploma, takes one year and will provide you with an introduction to the principles of animal nursing and care.

You will cover introduction to general animal nursing, anatomy and assisting with anaesthesia, surgical nursing and radiography. In addition the course includes core skills and a work placement in a veterinary practice. It will provide you with the essential practical experience and knowledge you need to ensure you are well prepared for work as an assistant in a veterinary practice, as well as for further study.

Example modules: Animal Handling and Care; Assisting with Care in the Veterinary Environment; Administrative Duties in the Veterinary Care Environment.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 preferably including English, Maths and a science subject. You must have a minimum of 2 weeks' work experience in an animal related environment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Veterinary Nursing

SCQF Level