This is an important qualification for those who may be called upon to administer veterinary medicines, as the health of the carer and the public could be affected as well as that of the animal concerned.

A high emphasis is placed on the candidate complying with animal welfare codes of practice and particularly the “Five Freedoms” as interpreted by the RSPCA and indicated below:

  • Freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom to express normal behaviour
  • Freedom from fear and distress

The training and assessment is divided into two compulsory units:
1. Safely store and administer veterinary medicines – practices
2. Principles of storing and administering veterinary medicines


1 day training followed by assessment at a later date. Please note that Reaseheath do not provide the training for this, we only provide the assessments.

Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years or over and be physically fit and able to complete the tasks involved. Candidates must provide their own PPE.

As an approved assessment centre Reaseheath has a wide range of handling equipment suitable for a wide range of breeds.

Skills & Knowledge Assessed
  • Current, relevant health and safety legislation
  • Administering a range of veterinary medicines safely and humanely
  • Following animal health and safety legislation
  • Storing and transporting veterinary medicines safely
  • Maintaining the health of the user, the public and animals
  • Disposing of unwanted veterinary medicines safely
  • Recording the use of veterinary medicines
  • Preventing unnecessary pain and distress to animals
  • Identifying signs of health and ill-health in animals