Animal Health Technicians

Building Small Animal Practice Competencies and Providing In-Depth Theoretical Knowledge for the Small Animal Setting


Animal health technicians bring a unique set of skills and capabilities that can benefit the small animal veterinary industry.

There is a country wide veterinary industry staff shortage, and thus an increasing demand for animal health technicians to step into small animal practice and assist the veterinary team.  Khula provides in-depth training for the small animal setting, in alignment with South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) guidelines.


Bespoke Individual Training

Khula offers bespoke one-on-one online training for animal health technicians.

Animal health technicians (AHT) have varying degrees of familiarity with small animal practice and Khula courses are tailored according to the individual’s knowledge and experience level. For AHT’s already working in small animal practice, the Khula course is further adapted to align with practice protocols. 

The course includes one-on-one, online training sessions with a Khula veterinarian or veterinary nurse as well as access to downloadable Khula course material. Each module is  CPD accredited with the SAVC. A Khula certificate is awarded upon completion. 

AHT Study Groups

Khula offers online courses for SAVC registered animal health technicians that can be worked through in the trainee’s own time. The course is designed to focus and refine the technician’s knowledge and practical skills in a small animal private practice setting. The AHT Study Group does not cover any practice specific protocols and is not individualised to the trainee. The curriculum covers the most important aspects of small animal veterinary practice. 

Trainees have 3 – 6 month access to 6 – 12 recorded webinars and downloadable notes. Throughout the course, Khula mentors will be available for questions and case discussions. Each module is CPD accredited with the SAVC . Trainees are required to complete a short quiz for each module and will then be awarded a CPD point and a certificate of completion.