Additional information / commencing the studies: Ulvi Martin, ulvi[dot]martin[at]jkhk[dot]ee, phone: +372 517 9179
Type of programme: Level 4 vocational education, initial training (EstQF, level 4)
Curriculum group: Veterinary sciences
Programme format: Full-time study at school (in sessions)
Programme requirements: Secondary education
Duration of programme: 1 year and 6 months
Start of programme:
Academic year of 2018/2019, dates of study sessions
06.–09.02 Workplace training 11.02–8.12.2019
30.01–02.02.2019 (31 January – defence of the Workplace training)
Occupational qualification examination 11 February 2019
Skills and knowledge you will acquire:
When you graduate, you can take level 4 occupational qualifications examination for a veterinary assistant.
Possibilities on the job market:
Veterinary assistant’s job is to help veterinarian with various manipulations. They will communicate with clients and ensure smooth operation of a veterinary practice by participating productively in teamwork. Their main tasks include conducting diagnostic procedures on animals, animal care, and conducting treatment procedures under the guidance of a veterinarian.
The programme is in a flexible study format (study cycles at school twice a month, taking place on four consecutive days, supplemented by independent study between cycles). Flexible study format is only available for individuals with previous experience in the field or in animal rearing.
The programme takes place at Särevere campus. Workplace training is conducted in the school farm and educational stables, as well as veterinary practices for small domestic animals and shelters.
You must submit a letter of motivation and the description of your work experience along with acceptance documents.
Possibilities for further education:
Agricultural fields of study at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
Study cycles take place at Särevere campus pursuant to the curriculum for veterinary assistants, level 4.
Curriculum is based on professional standard for veterinary assistant, level 4, and veterinary assistant national curriculum.
Operational programme for this field
Study Coordinator for Veterinary Assistants