• Learn essential Spanish you need to know to work with Spanish speaking clients as well as veterinarians
  • Practice the language skills you need to interview a client about their pet, do a diagnostic exam, and take a clinical history
  • Get practical tips and tricks for developing your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as fast as possible so you can put them to use!
  • Get the Spanish for Veterinarians textbook shipped to you as part of this course. Use it as a reference as you work through the video lessons!
  • Earn a certificate from Loop Abroad in Veterinary Spanish 101 if you satisfactorily complete all of the assessments


Whether you’re brand new to Spanish or just haven’t used the Spanish you learned in school in real life, this course will help you be as confident in your language skills as you are in your passion for helping animals.

You will start by studying the foundations of greetings, culture, and Spanish grammar. Then apply these principles right away as you practice your listening skills! The course includes video conversations between veterinarians and clients for you to listen to and practice understanding the grammar, vocabulary, and professionalism that would be expected of you in a veterinary clinic.

In building this course, we are striving to remind our animal-loving students of the importance of language and culture in the global mission to help animals from pets to strays to wildlife. All of our travel programs are designed to connect students to cultural perspectives and experiences they wouldn’t have at home and this course is no different.

Course format

This course is completely online at your own pace. Most students spend about 20 hours working through the 46 video lessons and additional reading and writing practice. We also provide online flashcards to help you build your vocabulary.


Since COVID-19 has disrupted many students’ travel and educational plans, we are heavily discounting tuition to help students meet their goals.

Tuition: $1,300 $695

There are no additional readings, technology subscriptions, or course materials you have to purchase to participate in this fellowship.

Meet your Instructor

Language Instructor

Erin Hanley, M.A.

Erin has traveled to Ecuador, Argentina, Puerto Rico, England, and Italy, and her goal is to eventually visit every Spanish-speaking country in the world. She is an instructor for Loop Abroad's travel programs in the Amazon rainforest. Since 2004, Erin has taught high school Spanish in Massachusetts. She earned her Masters in Education from Fitchburg State University and has also taken graduate classes in Spanish at The University of Massachusetts Boston. In her free time Erin loves spending time outdoors with her golden retriever, Sadie.

Veterinary Spanish 101

  1. 1
    • How to make the most of this course

    • Where should we mail your textbook?

  2. 2
  3. 3
    • Learn the Position Words

    • Reading & Writing Position Words

    • Learn Subject-Adjective Agreement

    • Reading Nouns & Adjectives: Internal Organs

    • Listening to a Dialogue in the Clinic

    • Quiz 2

  4. 4
    • Learn the Present Tense of Regular Verbs

    • Write Your Regular Verb Conjugation Guide

    • Speaking Practice

    • Learn Present Tense of Verbs with a Stem Change

    • Write Your Stem-Changing Verb Conjugation Guide

    • Speaking Practice

    • Reading & Writing: Questions & Answers in the Clinic

    • Listening to a Dialogue in the Clinic

    • Quiz 3

  5. 5
    • Learn the Present Tense of Important Irregular Verbs

    • Write Your Irregular Verb Conjugation Guide

    • Reading & Writing: Illnesses

    • Speaking Practice

    • Listening Activity

    • Quiz 4

  6. 6
    • Learn to Use Verbs Followed by an Infinitive

    • Write Your Verb Conjugation Guide for Use with Infinitives

    • Speaking Practice

    • Reading & Writing Practice

    • Listening & Writing: Medical Problems & Responses

    • Quiz 5

  7. 7
    • Learn the Numbers & Units of Time

    • Learn The Time Formula

    • Reading & Writing: Common Illnesses

    • Speaking Practice

    • Listening to a Dialogue in the Clinic

    • Quiz 6

  8. 8
    • Learn to Use Conjunctions

    • Reading & Writing Conjuctions

    • Speaking Practice: Giving a Detailed Explanation

    • Listening to a Veterinarian Explain Her Cases

    • Quiz 7

  9. 9
    • Learn the Preterit

    • Write Your Verb Conjugation Guide for -AR verbs

    • Reading & Writing: Body Parts & Organs

    • Speaking Practice

    • Listening & Writing Activity

    • Quiz 8

  10. 10
    • Learn -ER/-IR Preterite Verbs

    • Writing Your Verb Conjugation Guide for -ER/-IR Verbs

    • Reading and Writing Practice

    • Speaking Practice

    • Listening Activity

    • Quiz 9

  11. 11
    • Learn Past Tense Irregular Verbs

    • Write Your Irregular Preterite Verb Conjugation Guide

    • Reading Practice

    • Speaking Practice

    • Listening to a Veterinarian Explain Her Cases

    • Quiz 10

  12. 12
    • Learn to put the Past, Present, and Future Tenses together

    • Review Verb Conjugations & Write Clinical Stories with Multiple Tenses!

    • Speaking Practice

    • Listening Activity: Identifying Tenses

    • Quiz 11

  13. 13
    • Learn How to Tell People What To Do: The Subjunctive and Imperative

    • Writing Your Subjunctive Verb Conjugation Guide

    • Reading and Writing the Subjunctive

    • Speaking and Listening Practice

    • Listening to Instructions & Advice

    • Quiz 12

  14. 14
    • Learn Tips for Performing a Diagnostic Exam

    • Reading and Writing Diagnostic Questions

    • Speaking: Asking Questions of a Pet Owner

    • Listening to a Pet Owner & Focusing on Key Details

    • Quiz 13

  15. 15
    • Learn to Take a Clinical History

    • Reading and Writing Clinical History Questions

    • Speaking: Asking Questions About the Animal

    • Listening to a Dialogue in the Clinic

    • Quiz 14

  16. 16
    • Integrate Your Question Words, Verbs, Tenses, Moods, and Vocabulary

    • Writing: Two Clinical Cases From Intake to Treatment

    • How to Keep Up with Your Spanish after this Course