Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice

Post-Diploma / 1 year

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
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 Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice aims to deepen the skills of veterinary technicians currently working in the veterinary, animal care and related industries.

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.

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.


Monday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Course Start Date: 18 Oct 2021
Application Period: 15 June 2021 – 2 Aug 2021
Application Outcome Date: One month after application closes

Day: Mon, Tues & Wed
Time: 6pm to 10pm

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
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.
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
Pet Industry Operations and Regulations
Provides an understanding of the operations and regulations of pet related industry and veterinary clinics in Singapore.

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Veterinary Products and Services
Covers the basic concepts and knowledge of customer service principles and skills, and marketing of veterinary products and services.

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Shelter Management
Introduces the basic management principles of an animal shelter and information about shelter programs.

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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.


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 Diplomaor Degree in a relevant discipline, and
  • Significant animal handling experience or who display a deep passion for animal care

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


  • The fees below are per semester.
  • The fees below are inclusive of GST.
  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.

SkillsFuture Credit
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay f​or a wide range of courses. 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. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

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.

Refer here for full table of course fees throughout the semesters.

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.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$442.02
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$294.69
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$1178.70
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$304.32
Others (and Repeat Students)$2946.78