Animal Health & Veterinary Care

Get ready to turn your love for animals into a rewarding career.
from AUD $1695
80 hours - 100% online
4.5 out of 5
Learn from Industry Experts
Go behind the scenes with Australia’s leading animal care professionals and gain real-world insight into the industry.
Connect Passion With Purpose
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in the lives of of all kinds of animals.
Unlock Your Future
Get dedicated support from qualified Course Mentors and pathways to further accredited study.

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Course Outline

1

Handling & Safety

The Fundamentals of Animal Care

The very first step in animal care is learning how to interact with and handle animals in ways that promote their safety, hygiene and wellbeing - as well as your own!

  • Reading Body Language

  • Animal Anatomy

  • Safety & Hazards in Handling Animals

  • Hygiene & Infection Control

Featuring
Dr Tim Portas
Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Dr Sam Strong
Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Ian Shivers
Dog Behaviour Consultant at Bondi Behaviourist
Karina Tuite
Community Outreach Specialist at RSPCA Queensland
Dylan Gerard
Vet Nurse & Clinic Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
Tessa Van de Sandt
Assistant Animal Care Manager at RSPCA Queensland
2

Health & Nutrition

Keeping Animals Happy and Healthy

Learn how to identify, prevent and treat common conditions and keep animals happy and healthy with nutrition, exercise, and the right environment.

  • Maintaining a Balanced Diet

  • Signs of Health

  • Quality of Life

  • Preventative Animal Care

Featuring
Dr Andrew McKay
Chief Veterinary Officer & General Manager at ZamiPet
Dr Tim Portas
Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Dylan Gerard
Vet Nurse & Clinic Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
Karina Tuite
Community Outreach Specialist at RSPCA Queensland
3

Behaviour & Enrichment

Boosting Quality of Life

Learn how to read the behaviour of different animals and boost their quality of life with important socialisation and enrichment techniques.

  • Animal Needs

  • Understanding Animal Behaviour

  • Animal Socialisation

  • Animal Enrichment

Featuring
Dr Tim Portas
Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Ian Shivers
Dog Behaviour Consultant at Bondi Behaviourist
Tessa Van de Sandt
Assistant Animal Care Manager at RSPCA Queensland
Karina Tuite
Community Outreach Specialist at RSPCA Queensland
Dylan Gerard
Vet Nurse & Clinic Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
4

Rescue & First Aid

Rescuing Injured Animals

Follow a day in the life of RSPCA’s passionate animal rescuers as they tend to Australia’s vulnerable and injured animals.

  • Signs of Ill-Health & Injury

  • First Aid & Critical Care

  • Case Studies: Bats, Wallabies, Possums, Birds, Cats

Featuring
Chantelle Scolari
Animal Rescue Officer at RSPCA Queensland
5

Veterinary Care

Treating & Rehabilitating Animals

Learn how to provide the right environment and treatment for animals undergoing recovery and rehabilitation from illness and injury.

  • Providing First Aid & Care

  • Providing a Stress-Free Environment

  • Common Diseases

  • Rehabilitation

  • Desexing Domestic Animals

Featuring
Dr Tim Portas
Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Dr Sam Strong
Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Chantelle Scolari
Animal Rescue Officer at RSPCA Queensland
Dylan Gerard
Vet Nurse & Clinic Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
Tui Myers
Vet Nurse & Animal Experience Foster Clinic Nurse at RSPCA Queensland
6

Veterinary Clinic Support

Life in the Clinic

Explore life in an animal care clinic, including daily routines, ethical decision-making, documentation processes and communication techniques.

  • Administration & Daily Tasks

  • Scope of Practice

  • Ethics & Animal Welfare

  • Working in the Industry

Featuring
Dr Tim Portas
Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Tui Myers
Vet Nurse & Animal Experience Foster Clinic Nurse at RSPCA Queensland
Dylan Gerard
Vet Nurse & Clinic Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
7

Bereavement Support

End of Life Care & Communication

Learn about the challenging but important process of providing animals that are suffering with a ‘good death’, including the essential techniques and resources for supporting pet owners.

  • Empathetic Communication

  • Euthanasia

Featuring
Dr Sam Strong
Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland
Rom Pugliese
Pets At Rest Business Development Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
Dylan Gerard
Vet Nurse & Clinic Coordinator at RSPCA Queensland
8

Animal Welfare & Sustainability

Looking at the Bigger Picture

Learn about the deep connection between animal health and environmental sustainability, including strategies for preventing biodiversity loss and protecting vulnerable species.

  • Habitat Protection

  • Combating Extinction & Biodiversity Loss

  • Conserving Oceans & Waterways

  • Conserving Land & Forests

  • Regeneration & Making a Difference

  • A Voice for Animals

Digital Badge & Certificate

Celebrate and share your achievement with your network and prospective employers.

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Certificate of Completion
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Real-world stories and insights

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Bridging the gap between students and industry

  • Get dedicated mentor support
  • Learn more with Ulleo Live!
  • Access pathways to further study
  • Share your achievement

"Having the opportunity to work with the most endangered animals in the world... It’s really rewarding."

Ulleo's short courses are co-created with industry leaders, so you can gain skills for now and into the future.

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Dr Tim Portas - Wildlife Veterinarian at RSPCA Queensland

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Animal Health & Veterinary Care
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$1695
Go behind the scenes with Australia's leading animal care experts.
Guidance from industry Course Mentors
Engaging learning materials and Ulleo Live! sessions
Pathways to further accredited study
Digital Badge and Certificate to share with your network

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