Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Post-Diploma / 1 year / TGS-TGS-2023035667

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

The increase in the number of pet lovers in Singapore had resulted in a greater need for pet-related services and products.

The course will focus on veterinary clinical practice and provide skills to enable career progression and job broadening, and will enhance their productivity and versatility in the veterinary care industry.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC) are available. Please view Lesson Plan to find relevant SBMC. SBMC are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma.

Modules offered for Oct Intake (Application Period: 1 Jun – 31 Jul)

Emergency and Critical Care – Part of Post Diploma Certificate in Clinical Procedures (SDVC1)* < Click to apply

*If you are keen to take up the full qualification, please sign up for the Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. The module(s) listed above is/are standalone modular course(s).

Learning Outcomes

Build your clinical skills and knowledge in emergency and critical animal care with guidance from experienced veterinarian lecturers. From statutory regulations in veterinary practice to shelter management, you will learn how to manage trauma, common emergencies and skills to market veterinary products and services.


Course Date: 14 Oct 2024
Application Period: 1 Jun 2024 – 31 Jul 2024
Class Day(s): Mon – Wed
Time: 6:30pm to 9.30pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom, Synchronous eLearning, Asynchronous eLearning
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Clinical Procedures (TGS-2023035668)
Clinical Diagnostic Techniques
This module covers the concepts and knowledge of clinical laboratory diagnostic techniques (i.e. haematology, cytology and urinalysis), as well as imaging diagnostic techniques (i.e. radiology and ultrasound).
Emergency and Critical Care
Introduces fundamentals of fluid therapy and helps participants to gain an understanding of transfusion medicine and trauma management.
Pain Management and Anaesthesia
Equips participants with effective communication to clients in ensuring delivery of appropriate analgesia for patients. It will also cover anaesthetic protocol selection and the proper execution of anaesthesia.
Post-Diploma Certificate in Professional Practices (TGS-2023035669)
Veterinary Practice Management
Provides an understanding of statutory regulations covering licensing, import and export of pet animals, and ethical compliances (i.e. WSH act and Risk Assessment Regulations) in veterinary practice.
Veterinary Products and Services
Covers the basic concepts and knowledge of customer service principles and skills, and marketing of veterinary products and services.
Shelter Management
Introduces the basic management principles of an animal shelter and information about shelter programs.
Clinical Applications
Participants will complete a project which requires analysis and reflection on the skills and competencies of an animal healthcare/welfare related job scope and provide a presentation at the end of the module.

Trainer's Profile

Ng Hui Li

Hui Li is a lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She can be reached at ng_hui_li@np.edu.sg.


1 Specialist Diploma
2 Post-Diploma Certificates
7 Modules


You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:
  • A local Polytechnic Diploma or Degree in a relevant discipline, and

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 13 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


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  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course fee$7082.82
Singapore Citizen Aged 40 & Above$708.28
PR Sponsored by SME$737.52
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME$737.52
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$1062.42
Singapore PR$2833.13
Long-Term Visit Pass Plus$7082.82