Animal Health Care Course

About Course  

If you love animals and your goal is to build a career that allows you to work alongside them everyday, this Certificate in Animal Health Care is the perfect choice to make you stand out from the crowd. Get yourself ready to explore an exciting course that has been designed to incorporate both theory and practical elements of animal care. This is an excellent course for those starting out in a career working with animals or for those wishing to learn more about caring for their own pets.  

What you’ll experience  

This Certificate in Animal Health Care offers you the important foundational knowledge to work with animals. Aside from introducing you to a variety of common pet species, you’ll also learn about law and licensing requirements, animal charities and societies.This fascinating course also includes our brand new Celebrity Mentor Series, a video learning “masterclass” hosted by Dr Kate Adams from Bondi VET, this mentor series is designed so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a very personal tutorial with one of the industries leading experts.

What our learners have to say


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Course sections
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    Taking Care of your Animals

    There are many benefits in pet ownership including companionship, opportunity for increased social interaction with other people and providing a calming effect.

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    Routine Health Care for Animals

    Routine health care for animals is important to ensure that they are cared for appropriately.

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    Maintain and Monitor Animal Health and Well-being

    This topic presents an understanding of what comprises animal health, animal wellbeing and animal welfare.

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    Basic First Aid for Animals

    Know some of the most common emergencies for animals and the immediate first aid that can be provided until veterinary attention can be sought.

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    Identify and Respond to Animal Behaviour

    Identify and interpret animal behaviour and take appropriate action to address unwanted, unusual and/or maladaptive animal behaviour.

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    Common Health Issues in Domestic Pets

    This topic describes some of the diseases that are the most relevant and common illnesses to which a pet may be exposed to during its life.

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    Administration Services for the Veterinary Service

    A veterinarian offering treatment or medical procedures to a client is expected to discuss the level of skills that the team will offer and also discuss any possible complications.

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    Common Health Problems in Farm Animals

    Study the diseases and effects of parasites and plant poisonings in farm animals.

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    Rehabilitation of Domestic Animals

    The skill and patience with which rehabilitation is undertaken can make all the difference to the animal’s recovery, and make a significant contribution to their prognosis.

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    Working in Veterinary Services

    Discover the most common types of animal facilities in veterinary industry and the standard roles available within them.

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    Safety in Veterinary Services

    Veterinary Service must provide a safe workplace environment for staff, clients, patients and all visitors.

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    A Day in the Life of A Veterinarian 

    Discover a day in the life of veterinarian’s challenging and rewarding career.

Course details


Professional Development for

Veterinarian Assistant

Animal Attendant

Animal Welfare Officer

Animal Carer

Employment at a cattery, kennel, pet shop or specialist pet service

Animal hospital assistant

Animal refuges and welfare organisations

Pet shop employee or business owner

Animal breeder

Animal accommodation facilities (e.g. kennels and catteries)

Wildlife reserves, parks and zoos

Farm Hand

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How do I get started?

You can start right away! Once you have completed the sign-up process and completed your checkout successfully, you can start learning on the spot. You will receive a confirmation email and a receipt for your purchase. This email will contain your course login details, and instructions on how to access and log in to your course. Don’t forget to check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive this email.

A willing attitude and a computer/tablet/phone are all you need to get started! You do not need any pre-requisites to complete any of our online courses. However, if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at

Our online training doesn’t require you to be a tech genius, however basic computer skills are required to complete our courses. Fundamental computer skills such as typing, understanding how to navigate a computer and basic Microsoft office are ideal for getting the most out of your learning.

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