Certificate in Animal Health Care


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The Certificate in Animal Health introduces you to several facets of the Animal Health sector. Understand terminology and practices used by veterinarians and learn about other businesses invested in animal health. Discover common ailments experienced by domestic animals and grasp signs and behaviours that may require treatment. Realise the safety concerns present when treating particular animals, including identifying how to lift heavy animals and correctly store and handle medicines. Enrol in this TCA course to extend your knowledge of the Animal Health industry and pinpoint opportunities that could align with your career goals.

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Course Duration

Approx. 100 hours

Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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  • Nature And Scope Of Veterinary Services
  • Private Veterinary Practices
  • Other Veterinary Services; Laboratories, Quarantine, Agriculture Departments, Pharmaceutical Companies, Educational, Etc
  • Other Animal Services; Breeders, Holiday Care, Etc.
  • Animal Welfare And Control
  • Veterinary Services
  • Code Of Practice
  • Terminology
  • Transporting Animals
  • Causes Of Ill Health
  • Injury
  • Conditions
  • Nutritional Problems
  • Living Organisms
  • Parasites
  • Family Pets Common Conditions
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Caged Birds
  • Aquarium Fish
  • Mice
  • Wild Animals Common Conditions
  • Reptiles
  • Communication In Dogs
  • Scent
  • Barking
  • Body Language
  • Handling Cats
  • Bird Language
  • Types Of Behaviour
  • Time Orientation
  • Space Orientation
  • Territorial Behaviour
  • Aggression
  • Horse Psychology
  • Vital Signs
  • The Healthy Animal
  • Signs & Symptoms Of Diseases
  • Recognising Ill Health
  • Diagnosis Of Diseases
  • Taking Smears
  • Taking Tissue Samples
  • Diagnosis And Control Of Different Types Of Diseases Including
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Protozoa
  • Parasites
  • Mites
  • Fleas
  • Types Of Facilities; Clinic, Hospital, Mobile Facility, Emergency Facility, Etc
  • First Aid Kit; Aids For Diagnosis, Instruments, Medicines, Preparations, Etc
  • Record Management
  • Enclosure For Animals
  • Environmental Requirements
  • Duty Of Care
  • Lifting Heavy Weights
  • Reducing Back Injury
  • Protective Equipment
  • Dealing With Chemicals
  • Skin Penetrating Injuries
  • Risk Categories
  • Separating Animals
  • Disposal Of Dead/Infected Tissues
  • Dangerous Non-Animal Wastes
  • Storage And Handling Of Medicines
  • Handling Larger Animals
  • Animal Insurance
  • Quarantine
  • Importing Animals
  • Managing A Veterinary Office
  • Telephone Usage
  • Record Keeping
  • Filing Information
  • Types Of Wounds
  • Cuts
  • Punctures
  • Tears
  • Treating And Cleaning Wounds
  • Granulating Wounds
  • Stitching A Wound
  • Bone And Joint Problems
  • Broken Bones
  • Tendon Injury
  • Poisoning
  • Restraining Animals During First Aid
  • Restraining Cats
  • Restraining Dogs
  • Restraining Horses
  • Restraining Cattle
  • Restraining Sheep
  • Preventing Ill Health
  • Balanced Diet
  • Insect Control
  • Dip
  • Vaccination
  • Comparing Natural Active Immunity, Artificial Active Immunity, Natural Passive Immunity, And Artificial Active Immunity
  • Tetanus Antiserum
  • Types Of Vaccines
  • Alternatives To Vaccination
  • Avoid Stressing Livestock
  • De-Sexing
  • Castration
  • Vasectomy
  • Spaying
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Castration Of Cats
  • Dogs
  • Pregnancy
  • Gestation Periods
  • Euthanasia
  • Anaesthesia And Analgesia
  • Preparing An Animal For Surgery
  • Sterilising Equipment
  • Castrating A Colt
  • Burns
  • Urinary Tract Infections;
  • Shock
  • Electrolytes
  • Ticks
  • Reptiles
  • Fish Problems
  • Scope Of Rehabilitation
  • Planning A Recovery
  • Animal Nursing
  • The Hospital Pen
  • Monitoring Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
  • Enclosures


  • Learn the correct methods for transporting particular animals
  • Grow your knowledge of horse psychology
  • Discover ways dogs communicate with each other
  • Find out what is involved in managing a veterinarian’s office
  • Delve into ways ill health may be prevented in animals



Pay a total of 599.00 around your schedule with our flexible, interest-free payment plan, that also includes an 8 day money back guarantee.

Discounted price


Pay your course fees upfront and benefit from a €100 discount, with a 14 day money-back guarantee.

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