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What can I study to work with animals?

Want to make a career out of working with animals? You’ve come to the right place! Here at My Learning Online, we have an extensive range of exciting online animal courses that will propel you into the career of your choosing. 

Our animal and wildlife courses are specially designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to turn your passion for animals into a career. Here, you can learn about wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, become an expert in animal behaviour or find out how to start your own dog grooming business. We’ll also show you how to become a vet assistant and equip you with the fundamentals of animal care and welfare. The choice is yours!

Whether you’re just starting out or want to take your professional knowledge of animals to the next level, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into some of our most popular online animal courses you can enrol in today.

Animal welfare course

If you’re passionate about animal rights and wellbeing then doing an animal welfare course will be perfect for you. This course primarily focuses on how you can protect animals and stand up for their quality of life whether they’re in a domestic, zoological or wildlife setting. 

A course in animal welfare can pave the way for a deeply rewarding and meaningful career. You get to learn how to make a real difference to animals’ lives through topics such as wildlife rehabilitation, environmental conditions and animal behaviour. You’ll be able to spot when an animal is ill or in danger and provide the best help according to their needs. 

The course also covers everything from disease prevention to humane handling and nutrition. With this certificate under your belt, you can take care of animals in a wide range of industries such as zoos, animal sanctuaries, pet shops and other private organisations.

Animal studies course

If you’re someone who loves all animals equally and can’t decide on which area to focus your career, consider an animal studies online course. This short course is an ideal jumping off point to help you achieve your dream of working with animals. 

Our animal studies course teaches you the essentials of animal healthcare and how to spot signs of poor health. You’ll also learn about animal behaviour, sentience and wellbeing to assess their quality of life in their environment. 

Speaking of the environment, did you know that the health of the natural world plays a vital role in an animal’s health? This is why our course explores the relationship between conservation and sustainability, as well as habitat management, captivity issues and marine conservation. In essence, an animal studies course offers the necessary stepping stones to pave your way to a career with purpose and potential.

Course in animal care

Animal care courses offer a fantastic opportunity to take your love of animals to a professional level in a range of industries. Our animal care course is specifically designed for those with an interest in working in animal day-care, grooming, training and dog walking. It gives you valuable, hands-on skills that help you to stand out in interviews and impress potential employers in your chosen field. 

The animal industry is a competitive field but also lucrative for those with a good understanding of how it works. As you will be responsible for people’s beloved pets, in a variety of capacities and environments, it is highly beneficial to undertake additional training, in order to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to perform your job both effectively and efficiently.

Dog grooming certificate

Are you a dog lover? Ever wanted to work with dogs? We can help you turn that dream into a reality with our online dog grooming course. Learn how to groom any dog breed from the comfort of your home, with no need to make that busy, crowded commute to a classroom. 

We’ve partnered with igroomHub to bring you the only professional online dog grooming certificate in Australia. It even comes with your own kit, so you can put your skills into practice at home. 

This professional dog grooming certificate is packed with theoretical knowledge and practical lessons on bathing, trimming, clipping and styling a range of dog breeds and the specific requirements of their coat. 

It’s not just any online course either. You can watch videos of our pros in action and use the grooming kit provided to perfect your skills. This course gives you the essentials you need to become a professional dog groomer or set up your own dog grooming business.

Vet assistance course

Working as a vet assistant is such a fulfilling career because you have a direct and positive impact on the animals in your care. You work hands-on with veterinarians to nurse animals back to health and make sure they’re fed and well looked after while they’re on the mend.  

The best way to make a start in this highly rewarding but competitive industry is to do a vet assistant course, which covers the introductory knowledge you need to take your first step towards this profession. Our Certificate in Vet Assistance is designed for students who want to work with animals professionally but are still working to gain qualifications or experience. 

This beginner course starts with the fundamentals of working in a veterinary clinic with key topics such as veterinary processes, procedures and administration. You will gain valuable skills that will help you secure a good entry level role in veterinary care facilities.

Animal behaviour courses

Animal behaviour is a fascinating topic that takes our knowledge and understanding of animals to a much deeper level. If you’ve ever wanted to become an expert in animal behaviour and study specific movements, signals and responses that shape how each species lives, we have a range of animal behaviour courses that can help kickstart your career. 

Animal behaviour is an essential topic in many of our online animal courses. In fact, our animal welfare and animal care courses cover animal behaviour in both zoological and domestic settings. Learning how to study animals in the wild, in particular, is vital for conservation and rehabilitation. 

If you want to specialise, we have a range of training courses for cats and dogs that cover animal behaviour. Our popular dog training course explores all aspects of canine behaviour and teaches you how to harness their natural instincts for a happy and healthy dog. You can then instruct in these skills yourself, helping owners foster strong relationships with their pets.

So, there you have it. These are the best online courses to do if you want to make a career out of working with animals. And with the range of choices available here, from working with specific animals to veterinary care and helping animals in the wild, there’s a course for everyone with My Learning Online.

Studying online is an efficient, flexible and accessible way to start your dream career. Whether you are entering an industry for the first time or making a transition, our friendly team is always on hand to help you get started. Just get in touch, and we’ll be happy to help!


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