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Animal Care Certification


Price: $415.99

Our Animal Care Course is designed to assist the student in understanding the basic needs of animals; from the information provided, to obtain a better understanding of animal profile and then be able to identify their needs.

Students will then be able to comfortably understand animal breeds and at an early stage pass on any problems or information to vets or owners to provide a greater deal of care.

About Animal Care

The Animal Care Course is not designed as a veterinary assistants course, but rather as a possible introduction to the field of animal care and hopefully in the future encourage you to consider a career in animal management.

Module 1 – Cats.

  • Discuss how important the breed of cat is as a selection criterion.
  • Describe what impact improper feeding can have on a cat's health.
  • Define whether it is possible to train a cat.


Module 2 – Dogs.

  • Evaluate the dangers of inadequate feeding and overfeeding.
  • Investigate canine nutrition.
  • Discuss exercise.
  • Define grooming.
  • Analyse how a disease/illness is identified.


Module 3 – Horses.

  • Discuss points you should consider when buying a horse.
  • Define conformation.
  • Describe the ideal stable.
  • List for what purposes you would use a dandy brush.
  • List for what purposes you would use a body brush.
  • Identify the symptoms of Colic.


Module 4 – Birds.


  • Describe the varieties of housing available to the bird keeper.
  • Explain how to handle a bird correctly.
  • Identify what clues you would look for if a bird seemed unwell.
  • Discuss how you would identify and treat constipation.


Module 5 – Rabbits.


  • Analyse the factors that one might need to consider when choosing a rabbit.
  • Discuss suitable housing for a pet rabbit.
  • Define a healthy diet for an adult working buck and investigate why caution is necessary when feeding fresh plants to your rabbits.
  • Describe the correct way to handle a rabbit.
  • Identify some common ailments a rabbit might suffer from.


Module 6 – Reptiles and Amphibians.

  • Explain the distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Describe how you would house reptiles or amphibians.
  • Discuss how you would generally care for reptiles/amphibians.
  • Evaluate feeding routines.


Module 7 – Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Mice.                         

  • Describe suitable housing for a guinea pig.
  • Evaluate what temperature guinea pigs should be kept at and discuss what happens if the temperature drops.
  • Analyse what food should you never feed to a guinea pig and explain why.
  • Explain what can happen if a female hamster with a litter is disturbed and how can this be avoided.
Price: $415.99


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge).


WES (World Education Services)

On completion of your certification course you can apply to WES for credential evaluation. WES evaluations are recognized by more than 2,500 universities, employers, licensing boards and government agencies. This will enable you apply for credit transfer if you wish to further your studies in the US or Canada.

If you would like to visit the WES website, please click here.



At the conclusion of each lesson there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct any wrong answers as many times as you like until you receive the grade you are happy with. When you are happy with your result you can progress to the next module.


Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the lessons and assessments for your course you will be awarded:

A Certificate issued by Online Academies

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When you enroll you can be confident of success because there will be an experienced, qualified and friendly tutor on hand to answer your questions.

Contact with your tutor will be via email at the address displayed in your account.

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